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Salt and Sacrifice release date, platforms, and more revealed

by | Apr 12, 2022

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Hungry for a new Soulslike after playing Elden Ring? The release date for Salt and Sacrifice is right around the corner, ready to sate players looking for a new challenge.

Salt and Sanctuary fans have spent months looking forward to the game’s sequel, and Salt and Sacrifice is now just a few weeks away. With an expected release date of May 10, 2022, the 2D soulslike will once again capture attention with its opaque storytelling and engaging combat. Here’s everything there is to know about Salt and Sacrifice, from its release date to its new Soulslike elements.

The first thing to know is that Salt and Sacrifice is a sequel to 2016 release Salt and Sanctuary. That Dark Souls-inspired game took many of soulslike elements and reworked them to fit a 2D playing field. Anyone interested in the upcoming Salt and Sacrifice should check out the original Salt and Sanctuary game available on PC, PlayStation 4, Switch, and Xbox One.

Salt and Sacrifice release date

After months of anticipation, Salt and Sacrifice finally has an official release date of May 10, 2022.

The sequel to Salt and Sanctuary was first announced in June 2021 at the Summer Game Fest Kickoff. Sony’s segment of the show offered only a brief look at the game, but several trailers and key art pieces have been released since the initial announcement. Indie developer Ska Studio has been working on the release since at least 2018. After releasing the first Salt game in 2016, the studio has only released two other titles: Charlie Murder and The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile. 

Salt and Sacrifice platforms include PlayStation console exclusivity

Salt and Sacrifice will be available on all of the following platforms on its release date:

  • PC
  • PlayStation 4
  • PlayStation 5

The original game was released on several platforms including Xbox and Switch, but new funding from Sony has limited the game to just PlayStation consoles. The game will be released for PC on the Epic Games Store as well. Salt and Sacrifice could see further console releases after its initial release date, but for now, players will need a computer or PlayStation console to enjoy Salt and Sacrifice at launch.

Is Salt and Sacrifice a soulslike game?

Salt and Sacrifice continues the spirit of its predecessor as a two-dimensional soulslike game that sticks close to estbalished genre conventions. Players control a single character who wields medieval weapons in a quest to defeat bosses and hordes of enemies. The game puts an emphasis on gigantic boss battles and crushing difficulty with its slow and methodical combat. 

Players must heal between encounters just like in the original Dark Souls series. The player character can customize their skills and equipment to fit their own personal play style. Salt and Sacrifice even takes a page from Sekiro with a new grappling hook designed for traversing the game’s open world.

Salt and Sacrifice will become even more Soulslike than its predecessor thanks to the addition of a factions system. The game will feature at least five different groups that interact with the game’s multiplayer elements. Some help the players while others will attack them directly. Another group will summon new computer-controlled enemies to fight, while a purple variant spawns random items boxes that can help or hinder the host depending on what’s included. 

PvP and cooperative play was a big part of the original Salt and Sanctuary. The new Salt and Sacrifice pushes things even further. Fans will have to wait until the official Salt and Sacrifice release date to learn more about its online systems.

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