Watch Salt and Sanctuary’s 2D take on Dark Souls

By Sherif Saed, Thursday, 18 June 2015 14:22 GMT

Salt and Sanctuary is the latest game that tries to work with the Souls games formula. Only this time, it’s in 2D.

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Ska Studios, the eccentric developers responsible for Charlie Murder, The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai, and I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MB1ES 1NIT!!!1 (all of which are absolutely real and incredible games), have brought their latest game, Salt and Sanctuary, to E3.

The game borrows a lot of mechanics from the Souls series, such as branching paths, brutal timing-based combat, environmental hazards, and much more. It then tries to fit them into a 2D platformer mould.

Judging by the gameplay they showed so far, it appears to mostly succeed.

The studio’s James Silva sits down to give everyone a demo. Watch it below.

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