News Salt and Sacrifice - announced for Q1 2022 on PS/PC

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Ska Studios has announced Salt and Sanctuary follow-up Salt and Sacrifice for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC. It will launch in Q1 2022 for $19.99 with English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Portuguese language support.

In Alterstone Kingdom, captured criminals face two choices for their punishment: death or service. Most opt for execution, but a brave few choose to live life in penance as Marked Inquisitors. These wandering wrongdoers hunt wicked Mages, devouring their hearts to prevent them from terrorizing the Kingdom any further.

Customize a Marked Inquisitor’s crime, look, and class. Choose from one of eight starting classes—Highblade, Paladin, Assassin, Cleric, Dualist, Fighter, Ranger, or Sage—then partake in the Magebane Rite. Imbibe the sacred drink, speak the words, and come away from the rite Spellmarked, in a flux state between life and death. Free from mortal fears, the Inquisitors vow to spill the blood of Mages to put an end to their cruelty.

Prepare for each excursion at Pardoner’s Vale, a hub filled with friendly Inquisitors. Set out and roam eerie villages, tomb temples, and swamp kingdoms in single player or drop-in drop-out online co-op. Find clues and track down more than 20 types of Mages, including scorching Pyromancers, toxic Venomancers, and abominable Corpumancers. Wield grappling hooks and pursue them, then slay them in brawler-style side scrolling combat.

Pillage the remains of Mages to craft new equipment with Runic Arts, granting Inquisitors unprecedented new abilities. Search every decrepit corner across multiple maps for powerful melee weapons, deadly ranged weapons, and protective armor and charms. Join multiplayer factions, including the cooperation-focused Dawnlight Order and the player-killing Shroud Alliance.

Ska Studios brings back its signature hand-drawn look, providing each candlelit cave and foggy forest with a personal feel. The expansive Bestiary features more than 100 monsters, many inspired by Scandinavian folklore. James Silva’s haunting score injects a sense of foreboding throughout the entire journey.


 

Panda Pedinte

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I remember the first one being liked and many people saying it was a 2D Dark Souls, but the art never caught me. It seems they are still using the same artstyle so I'm not sure how I feel about it because the gameplay seems solid.
 

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When it comes to the first game, Salt and Sanctuary, it looks like something that I could potentially enjoy but I never got over the ugly graphics, especially the character models. I would buy it on Switch ( to play co-op with my friend) but at the full price it's too risky of a buy and according to Deku Deals it never went on sale since release, which is a shame, because on Steam it goes on sale all the time ¯\(ツ)
 

Durante

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I completed Salt and Sanctuary quite some time ago in coop, and it was a great experience. The art really was a bit questionable at times, but it doesn't detract from the game overall.

Looking forward to this!

I remember the first one being liked and many people saying it was a 2D Dark Souls
People are sometimes a bit quick to make comparisons like that, but in this particular case it's very justified.
 

Kuro

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We did platinum trophy/100% achievements on the first one over the weekend with brother, needless to say I enjoyed it.
If they keep couch co-op (and honestly even online co-op) this is a day 1 purchase.
 
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