Ska Studios certainly has a style all its own. The independent studio is following up on The Dishwasher series and Charlie Murder with Salt and Sanctuary, a sidescrolling action-RPG coming next year to PlayStation 4 and PS Vita. This should appeal to Castlevania and Souls fans:
"Weapons can be one-handed and paired with shields or offhand crossbows for versatility, or wielded two-handed for added power -- and every configuration has its own unique moveset. There are staffs for magic, bows for ranged combat, and belt-slotted consumables like throwing daggers and weapon-buffing Pitchfire. Of course, loadout weight affects your movement, rolling speed and stamina regen, so a good balance of defense and agility is key. Basically, it combines two things we love: fast, precise 2D combat and super strategic RPG depth."
...interested! We'll have coverage of Salt and Sanctuary out of PAX Prime this weekend.
Salt and Sanctuary Coming Exclusively to PS4, Vita Next Year [PlayStation Blog]
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4:00 PM on 09.16.2014