To celebrate the news, Inafune released a new video on the PS Blog in which he detailed his motivations for making the action horror game:
What I wanted to illustrate in this game was a "reality blended into a fantasy world". The word "fantasy" normally points to a story that is fictitious; however, with Soul Sacrifice I wanted to illustrate a "reality" within a fantasy that wasn't sugar-coated. It's not about focusing on the strange, but to flip the commonly held concept of what a fantasy theme should be with the concept of "reality".
Cruelty is a reality in our world, and we have to make sacrifices and pay costs on a daily basis. I wanted to blend this "reality" theme into a fantasy world, one filled with magic, and create a new type of gaming experience that relied on the player making sacrifices in order to obtain great power.
There is a "dark pleasure" lying in between fiction and reality that none of us knew was there. If you simply think of it as a "dark fantasy," then your expectations will be betrayed - but in a good way. Please look forward to Soul Sacrifice. It will be a game that players around the world will surely enjoy.