Salt and Sacrifice is basically Salt and Sanctuary 2

Salt and Sacrifice was revealed at Summer Game Fest ahead of E3 2021, with it basically being Salt and Sanctuary 2 in everything but name. The new game is being developed by the original’s Ska Studios, seemingly retaining the same brutal Soulslike gameplay and familiar art style.

Is Salt and Sacrifice Salt and Sanctuary 2?

Salt and Sacrifice may not share the same name as its predecessor (even though it’s close), but it certainly is a follow-up to the critically acclaimed 2016 cult hit. The game features the same side-scrolling action, RPG mechanics, and giant, terrifying enemies to take down.

A press release for the game describes what will be featured in it. It reads:

“Customize a Marked Inquisitor’s crime, look, and class. Choose from one of eight starting classes — Highblade, Paladin, Assassin, Cleric, Dualist, Fighter, Ranger, or Sage — then partake in the Magebane Rite. Imbibe the sacred drink, speak the words, and come away from the rite Spellmarked, in a flux state between life and death. Free from mortal fears, the Inquisitors vow to spill the blood of Mages to put an end to their cruelty.

Prepare for each excursion at Pardoner’s Vale, a hub filled with friendly Inquisitors. Set out and roam eerie villages, tomb temples, and swamp kingdoms in single player or drop-in drop-out online co-op. Find clues and track down more than 20 types of Mages, including scorching Pyromancers, toxic Venomancers, and abominable Corpumancers. Wield grappling hooks and pursue them, then slay them in brawler-style side scrolling combat.

Pillage the remains of Mages to craft new equipment with Runic Arts, granting Inquisitors unprecedented new abilities. Search every decrepit corner across multiple maps for powerful melee weapons, deadly ranged weapons, and protective armor and charms. Join multiplayer factions, including the cooperation-focused Dawnlight Order and the player-killing Shroud Alliance.”

Salt and Sacrifice is coming to PS5 and PS4 with a release window of 2022.