By Karli Winata / April 16th, 2013
A demo for Soul Sacrifice will be available on the Vita’s PlayStation Store sometime later today. Unlike most demos, though, this one has certain benefits that most demos don’t offer.
First of all, it’s fairly substantial in size, offering the entirety of the single player mode’s first chapter. In addition to that, the multiplayer mode will be playable as well, perhaps the biggest selling point of the game.
Some might not like the idea of playing the first chapter again once the game comes out having played it in the demo. That brings up the second point: Your progress will be carried over to the final retail release, so you can just pick up right where you left off from the demo.
Finally, just to make sure that even people who have already decided to get the game will want to play the demo too, a unique item could be unlocked when carrying over the save data. Called the “Spirit’s Heart,” it summons a stone golem, seen above, to fight for you. Downloading the demo is the only way to get this item.
Designed by Keiji Inafune (Mega Man series, Onimusha), Soul Sacrifice puts you in the role of a slave about to be sacrificed by his sorcerer master. A demon comes along and offers you the power to break free if you can defeat several powerful monsters. Will you be able to free yourself of your fate?
The full retail version of Soul Sacrifice will be released on April 30th.