Players who have been tempted by Ska Studios’ Salt and Sacrifice but have not yet purchased might be in for a bit of a shock today, as the price of the Soulslike 2D action game has skyrocketed in some areas on PlayStation Store.
Forced to adjust local prices in Epic Games Stores around the world — regardless of each country’s own economy or the fact that the game has already launched — Sony’s prices have absolutely skyrocketed for some, with countries like Brazil saw a price increase of 276 percent (thanks, TechRaptor).
In the UK, players will indeed see a saving – the price here has dropped from £16 to £13 – and in Canada it’s up a bit from CAD22 to CAD27.
However, in Brazil the price has increased from $38 to $105, and in India it has increased from ₹450 to ₹1331. That means the game will cost around $20 for the whole world regardless of the local economy.
“Some pricing at EGS was originally much lower than Sony, and we’re committed to matching pricing across platforms,” developer Shane Lynch told the game’s community on its Discord server. “I can’t really control individual country prices at Sony, so some of them had to go up or down. Sorry.”
Salt and Sacrifice, the sequel to Ska Studios’ 2D Soulslike Salt and Sanctuary, is available now via the Epic Games Store for PC and PS4 and PS5.
As Matt summed up for us at the time, Salt and Sacrifice repeats much of what the original did so well, with side-scrolling platforms of exploration and measured combat. It promises to be more than a retread of past achievements, however, as it offers players – this time in the role of a Marked Inquisitor – a range of new features to experiment with, including an updated range of classes: Highblade, Paladin, Assassin, Cleric, Dualist, Fighter , Ranger and Sage.