For all of the Souls fans out there that have experienced Salt and Sanctuary, Summer Games Fest came out of left field today. Sony’s Shehei Yoshida announced that Ska Studios is working on a sequel Salt and Sacrifice that should be out in 2022. So for souls fans that have not played or finished Salt and Sanctuary, now is the time to do it. This game is so far confirmed to be available on the PS4 and PS5, and it looks just as beautiful as the first game.
For those that have not played it yet or those who have never heard of the first game, Salt and Sanctuary is a 2D action platformer inspired by the Dark Souls franchise. You play as a ship-wrecked sailor that finds they have landed on an evil purgatory-like island. You try to fight yourself off this island and come across terrifyingly brutal bosses and monsters that are engaged in an ancient war. Sanctuaries are the only safe haven to rest and level at, which serve as bonfires essentially. This game was developed by Ska Studios and released on March 15th.
Salt and Sacrifice thankfully is keeping the 2D action platformer style and overall Souls-like gameplay. From what was revealed, it even seems just as brutal as the first game and will be expanding upon coop and online multiplayer gameplay. The story seems a bit different, for after picking your class like the former game players will be tasked with tracking down mages so they can craft new items or abilities. While the game at a glance seems a bit more colorful, it is just as dark and depressing in the atmosphere.