news\ Apr 16, 2013 at 2:20 pm

Soul Sacrifice demo out today on PSN, saves will carry over

Soul Sacrifice for PS Vita

PlayStation Vita owners looking for a taste of what Soul Sacrifice has to offer, will have more than brief sampling. In fact, when the demo drops on PSN later today, Vita owners will have an entire helping of action-RPG goodness. The entire first chapter of the full game will be included, all of which is playable with up to three friends via online or ad-hoc multiplayer.

"The number one reason for the Soul Sacrifice demo to have a lot of content was to show the users the full attraction of Soul Sacrifice," creator Keiji Inafune said. "We knew that cutting out a small section of the game and saying, ‘Isn’t this part fun?’ would not show the users the full potential of the game. We figured that it wouldn’t make sense if the users could not have the ‘I want to play more’ feeling."

"So, we decided we want to provide, ‘at the very least,’ this amount of the game for the users. That is why, if you compare it to a standard demo, this became such a substantial piece. But we are confident that this will not become something negative where the users will feel like, ‘We played enough.’ After we released the demo version in Japan we received many voices, saying ‘[I] want to play more’ and ‘I want to get more hooked on this game.’ That is why we believe making this demo with this amount of volume and detail was a success," he added.

Best of all, your hard work and gameplay won't be for nothing. Your save data will carry over to the full game when on releases on April 30. So it's basically like you're getting the first chapter of this game early and for free. On top of that, if you do carry over your demo save data to the full game, you'll receive an exclusive bonus item: Spirits' Heart, which summons a powerful stone golem that will fight for you.

In addition to the single player story, the demo will give you a look into Soul Sacrifice's multiplayer mode; however, on April 30, the multiplayer and all online features of the demo will be terminated.

The demo for Soul Sacrifice will be downloadable from PlayStation Network later today.

[PS Blog]

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