Soul Sacrifice releases April 30

Soul Sacrifice, the monster-hunting PlayStation Vita debut of Keiji Inafune, will release in retail and on PlayStation Network April 30 in North America and May 1 in Europe. The first collaboration between Inafune's design-centric Comcept and developer Marvelous AQLfuses co-op multiplayer with sacrificial player choice.

Customers who pre-order the game will net the expected extra costumes and weaponry, but they'll also receive access to Soul Sacrifice's Japanese dub for free. You'll otherwise have to pay for the Japanese language DLC pack.

"The game has become nothing like any other game with an original and deep world settings which could only be possible in a dark fantasy environment," Inafune said on the PlayStation Blog. "I’m looking forward to you being able to experience the unique adventure of real heroism in Soul Sacrifice."

We're puzzled by the idea of extra languages as DLC, but if you want to learn more about the game you can check out our video preview from Tokyo Game Show 2012.

Connor Sheridan

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.