Gamers tempted by – but not yet bought – Ska Studios’ Salt and Sacrifice might be a little shocked today, as the Soulslike 2D action game’s price has skyrocketed in some territories on the PlayStation Store.
Forced to match local prices at Epic Games Stores around the world – regardless of each country’s economy or whether the game has already launched – Sony’s prices have absolutely skyrocketed for some, with places like Brazil registering a price increase of 276 percent (thanks, TechRaptor).
In the UK, players will actually see a saving – the price here has dropped from £16 to £13 – and in Canada it’s dropped a bit from CAD$22 to CAD$27.
In Brazil, however, the price dropped from $38 to $105, and in India, it dropped from ₹450 to ₹1331. This means that the game will cost around $20 worldwide, regardless of local economies.
“Some prices on EGS were originally much lower than Sony, and we are forced to match prices across platforms,” developer Shane Lynch told the game’s community on his Discord server. “I can’t actually control individual country prices on Sony, so some of them must have gone up or down. Sorry.”
Salt and Sacrifice, the sequel to Salt and Sanctuary 2D Soulslike from Ska Studios is available now on PC via Epic Games Store and PS4 and PS5.
As Matt summed it up for us at the time, Salt and Sacrifice takes a lot of the things that made the original so good, with side-scrolling exploratory platforming and measured combat. It promises to be more than a retread of past glories, however, offering players – this time in the role of a Marked Inquisitor – a range of new features to experience, including an updated choice of classes: Highblade, Paladin , Assassin, Cleric, Dualist, Fighter, Ranger and Sage.