Talks of a Soul Sacrifice
sequel are already "ongoing" between Sony and Comcept's Keiji Inafune, just a month after the action-RPG hit Japan. In an interview with IGN
, Inafune said he'd love to make the follow-up and "drive Vita sales even more."
is something I specifically designed for Vita using [the] hardware's specific features," Inafune told IGN. "To drive Vita sales even more, I have an idea for a Soul Sacrifice
sequel. I'm actually approaching [Sony Computer Entertainment] regarding this project."
"Let's say the talks are ongoing and I'd love to make it happen," he added.
The likelihood of a sequel can only be boosted by SCE Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida retweeting
IGN's story earlier this morning.
According to IGN, Soul Sacrifice
shifted 150,000 units at retail since being released in Japan on March 7 - that figure excludes digital sales. Of course, Japan is always a bit fond of a monster hunt, so it'll be interesting to see how the Vita game does in the west - and we should find out soon enough. Soul Sacrifice
comes out next week in North America and Europe, on April 30 and May 3 respectively.