Salt and Sacrifice, the next installment in the soulslike platformer Salt and Sanctuary series from Ska Studios and Devoured Studios, reveals aspects of its anticipated multiplayer gameplay in a developer overview.
As revealed during the Future Games Show, in Alterstone Kingdom, criminals serve as Marked Inquisitors. Punished to an endless cycle of hunting mages to cleanse the corrupted land, Marked Inquisitors face danger daily — including invasions from other players. Engage in PvP battles and join multiplayer factions like the Shroud Alliance and Blue Heart Runners to call in allies for dynamic encounters. Become a hunter of other Marked Inquisitors or rely on assistance from friends to tackle Salt and Sacrifice’s myriad challenges.
Death or servitude as a Marked Inquisitor is the only option for criminals unlucky enough to get caught in the act. As a Marked Inquisitor, hunt down mages and devour their hearts to cleanse the corrupted Altarstone Kingdom, but beware of invaders from another world trying to halt the purification process…or invite the player-controlled interlopers to trial by combat.
Solo players desiring a pure-PvE experience can avoid the threat of otherworldly invaders simply by never summoning an ally. Those seeking friendly cooperation and exploration may use a password system to grant allies easy access to their game world for epic, mage-slaying adventures.
The eight starting classes, Highblade, Paladin, Assassin, Cleric, Dualist, Fighter, Ranger, and Sage, give PvP matchups a wide variety of strategies and depth. Claim victory in the name of multiple factions like the Dawnlight Order or Shroud Alliance. Finish each fight in style with gruesome finishers to rid the realm of your faction’s enemies.
Salt and Sacrifice will be available for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC for USD $19.99 Q1 2022 in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Portuguese.