An upcoming issue of Japan's Famitsu magazine reveals tons of new information on the upcoming PS Vita action game Soul Sacrifice, including the fact that Mega Man and Resident Evil creator Keiji Inafune is at the helm, working with his new studio, Comcept.

In Soul Sacrifice, the protagonist has been imprisoned by a sorcerer, but he relives his past battles with the help of a demonic tome.

The game's primary combat mechanic revolves around the idea of sacrifice: Players can cast all kinds of powerful spells and summon creatures, but will do so at the cost of life or, for more powerful spells, the loss of a body part. For example, players can summon a Gorgon at will, but they have to sacrifice one of their eyes to do so.

The game will feature four-player co-op, though there was no word on whether multiplayer could be played over 3G or if it will require a network connection.

We've gathered a few of the screenshots from the Famitsu spread here, but there's a whole lot at their website if you want to check it out.

[From Famitsu via Andriasang]