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Sorcery Saga: Curse of the Great Curry God Out Today on PS Vita

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Sorcery Saga: Curse of the Great Curry God

What a delectably delicious day it is! The roguelike RPG Sorcery Saga: Curse of the Great Curry God launches today. Sorcery Saga is exclusive to PS Vita and is available at both retail and on PlayStation Store. Like the name suggests, it’s wacky, fun, and a real challenge. Today, we wanted to give all you folks an overview of the game.

So what is Sorcery Saga: Curse of the Great Curry God all about?

Sorcery Saga tells the story of Pupuru and her brave quest to save her favorite curry restaurant from the big, bad curry chain that’s just moved into town. Harmless, right? Wrong! In order to do so, Pupuru and her grumpy (and always hungry) creature friend, Kuu, must travel to find ingredients to make the legendary curry. Along the way, Pupuru meets many interesting and strange people, including the rather forward Gigadis and the mysterious, non-committal Puni.

How Does This Thing Play?

As Pupuru, you’ll enter a dungeon and travel on a grid-like system. Attacks are turn-based, but what makes Sorcery Saga truly challenging is its roguelike quality. Meaning, if you fall in a dungeon, you lose all your items and levels. And don’t be fooled by the awesomely cute monsters you’ll encounter (including a square tofu man or a pork bun blob) — they can pack a spicy punch.

Luckily, there are a variety of ways to avoid such a fate. You can power up by whipping together a delicious plate of curry in the dungeon, save items in “My Room,” or have Kuu help out.

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It Comes with Some Satisfying Sides

Sorcery Saga’s artwork and its playful style make it light-hearted and fun. But to drive home the wackiness of it all, there’s a special section called “Chara-Theater” which features skits from the cast. Sized down into “chibi” (small) form, these characters showcase their comedic prowess and perform some truly hilarious skits.

Anything Else?

Aksys Games wanted to create something truly special for Sorcery Saga’s Limited Edition. We also wanted to make everything in the LE fit the style of the game, so we decided to create custom spoons, bibs, and plates featuring the cast.

Sorcery Saga: Curse of the Great Curry God

Never before have we seen cooking ware part of any limited edition, and we felt that this would really be fun — just like the game. For us, the question wasn’t “Why?” but rather “Why not?” We took a chance and dove right in, and as a cherry on top of the great curry cake, we decided to give it an extra long name. It’s officially known as “Sorcery Saga: Curse of the Great Curry God Hot and Spicy, Everything Nicey Limited Edition.”

Sorcery Saga is out today on PS Vita.

Add Your Own

tusunami said:

December 10th, 11:28 am

Now this seems to take a different approach to jrgp’s. This seems interesting indeed.

Option1live said:

December 10th, 11:36 am

Waiting for my Amazon Preorder to arrive now! I hope this does well enough to keep Aksys and other companies localizing interesting games like this!

JeffsonP said:

December 10th, 11:38 am

Sorcery Saga: Curse of the Great Curry God Out will be available in the Brazilian PS Store?

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    Sanabu Washizuka said:

    December 10th, 12:33 pm

    Unfortunately, there are no plans to release on the Brazilian PS Store at this time.

cesca said:

December 10th, 11:41 am

Forgot I pre-ordered this! It will be my first rogue like. Let’s see how it goes. BTW, Aksys, yesterday I finished VLR after buying it on release last year, couldn’t put it down for more than a week! I need news about part 3! Congrats on your localization.

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    Sanabu Washizuka said:

    December 10th, 12:34 pm

    Thanks for the kind words, we’re glad you liked it! Have fun with Sorcery Saga as well :)

Mando44646 said:

December 10th, 11:41 am

Any plans for a demo? I’d like to try it before buying

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    Sanabu Washizuka said:

    December 10th, 12:34 pm

    There are no plans for a demo unfortunately, just the full title.

PHEEliNUX said:

December 10th, 11:46 am

I’m really interested in this game but… No Vita
Hopefully by the time i might bother getting a Vita there are still copies around

RadicalEnigma said:

December 10th, 11:49 am

Ohhhhhhhh snap, Sanabu is posting on the playstation blog now! THE BOO!

chippychan said:

December 10th, 11:52 am

Is this going to be available for download on the PS Store today?

Just found out that no retailers are carrying this in Canada and I’d like ot be able to play it without having to import from the US. Your answer would be most appreciated.

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    Sanabu Washizuka said:

    December 10th, 12:35 pm

    Yes! It is available now, so please give it a download and enjoy!

RoII_chan said:

December 10th, 12:24 pm

Im really excited for this game! Im gonna get it as soon as is available! ^_^

I-Dusk-I said:

December 10th, 12:32 pm

Available on the PSN store on the PC. Downloading now!

xClayMeow said:

December 10th, 12:41 pm

I really wish demos were mandatory.

A Roguelike JRPG sounds quite interesting, but without a demo, not sure I’ll bite.

xenosaga200 said:

December 10th, 12:56 pm

seems great i will buy it later

cool_trainer said:

December 10th, 12:58 pm

:O Forgot this was coming out! So I ordered the LE on amazon, can’t wait!

liammill18 said:

December 10th, 1:02 pm

Is Mind=0 still on the table for localization? Otherwise, any teases for future Vita titles you’re willing to share?

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    Sanabu Washizuka said:

    December 10th, 2:16 pm

    For now, the first portion of DLC stories for Muramasa Rebirth is in the works for a release early next year. Keep an eye out for more news!

Ryumoau said:

December 10th, 1:06 pm

Without a demo i don’t see myself dropping a full $40 on this type of game, sorry.

Nerroth said:

December 10th, 1:06 pm


It looks like has the standard and limited editions of this game listed, so it may be possible to order from a vendor in Canada. (Unless those listings are for American imports, in which case never mind…)

Washizuka Sanabu:

Is there any word about other Vita titles (or PSP ones to be made available on the Vita storefront) being in the works at Aksys, or will that have to wait until the New Year?

For example, after handling the first Fate/Extra, I’m sure Aksys has had more than a few questions/requests concerning F/E CCC. Whether it is to be picked up or passed over, should a statement on that title be expected at some point?

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    Sanabu Washizuka said:

    December 10th, 2:14 pm

    We are currently readying the new DLC stories for Muramasa Rebirth, the first batch of which will release early next year!

rabidninjamonky said:

December 10th, 1:07 pm

I agree with @5 and @11, I think there should be a demo for this game. It looks interesting, but I just haven’t seen enough gameplay to risk wasting $40. I have tried finding gameplay on youtube, but the only way I could find any was by typing “Sei Madou Monogatari”. It looks fun and reminds me of Cladun, but I really would like to see gameplay in english and unfortunately “Sorcery Saga” brings up nothing but a short trailer. I really would like to support you guys, but i just don’t know enough about this game. I might have taken a chance for $20 though.

rube203 said:

December 10th, 1:09 pm

Wondered why the price wasn’t listed until I found it to be $40. Now I see why that wasn’t part of the announcement.

Ryumoau said:

December 10th, 1:25 pm


lol i thought the same thing. Sony should make it a requirement for game promotion articles like this to list the price of the game, especially when it releases that same day.

poodude said:

December 10th, 1:34 pm

Been looking forward to this one for a while, I love me some Compile Heart games.

If I could just make a small criticism, it’s that I think you should communicate with your customers better. When Sorcery Saga’s localization was first announced on the PS Blog, I asked if we could expect Canadian pre-orders to open soon, and was told to “stay tuned.”

As the release date inched closer, pre-orders still hadn’t opened up for major Canadian retailers. I tweeted you guys twice asking what was up, but I never received a reply. One person did in early November, but was once again told to “stay tuned.” As such, the game was never released to major retailers here in Canada and I had to pre-order from a smaller store, rather than the retailers I already have confidence in.

I understand that retailers can turn down games. I don’t know how the whole process works, maybe the silence is due to Aksys’ relationship with these retailers. Whatever the case, telling your customers to “stay tuned” for more information and then not giving any is a poor way to handle the situation. I hope you can remedy this communication issue in the future, as I really do love the games Aksys localizes.

hyper-shadow-0 said:

December 10th, 1:35 pm

I preordered mine at Gamestop and they said the game got pushed back to next Tuesday, I checked the website and it sure is. Why is that? I might as well cancel it and buy it from the PSN.

rabidninjamonky said:

December 10th, 1:39 pm

Hey, It’s available on psn now for $34.99. I might buy it just because I’m almost done with Ys Memories of Celceta, and will need an rpg soon. While I was checking though, I noticed that Sony FINALLY added vita support for FF5!!!!! So Excited!!

lostlemon said:

December 10th, 2:10 pm

I was sold on the title alone.

Squiggle55 said:

December 10th, 2:17 pm

@rabidninjamonky woohoo! thanks for the heads up about FFV.

poodude said:

December 10th, 2:35 pm

@Sanabu Washizuka

Thank you very much for the reply to my comment :).

sydra said:

December 10th, 2:37 pm

Reminds me of Azure Dreams, a favorite of mine from the PSX days. I’m just not willing to take a chance on this for $40, especially not being familiar with Aksys. Anyone know if they do straight translations, or just make things up as they go along?

cesca said:

December 10th, 2:43 pm

@sydra: They normally make great localizations. The Zero Escape, and Muramasa Rebirth being my points of reference.

gcrzero said:

December 10th, 2:46 pm

Thank you Aksys, for the US$5,00 discount on the PSN version. Unfortunately, it’s rare for third party publishers to do that.

FifthDream said:

December 10th, 3:55 pm

I ordered the Sorcery Saga: Curse of the Great Curry God Hot and Spicy, Everything Nicey Limited Edition and should get it tomorrow. I’m so excited!

cat9966 said:

December 10th, 4:04 pm

I’m going to add to the chorus of needs a demo. I love rogue-like games and role-playing games but I’m not going to pony up $40 for a game that hasn’t been widely reviewed (glowingly) without a demo. I’m used to rogues style games being in the under $15 price-range as forcing one to start from scratch repeatedly doesn’t generally contain loads of
original content.

Color me confused why anyone take-on the huge financial risk of bring a full-priced game to market here – and in the intense Holiday Season to boot – that is going to have to compete toe to toe with all of the heavily promoted established franchises without at the very least having a demo ready to go. It simply makes no sense what so ever.

Unretributed said:

December 10th, 4:15 pm

My copy should be in by tomorrow. Still hoping for a localization of Mind=Zero and looking forward to next year’s Muramasa DLC!

Shiroyami said:

December 10th, 4:48 pm

This game’s release date snuck right up on me. Good thing I get paid this week, just debating between physical or digital for the moment. Are there any DLC plans for Sorcery Saga?

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    Sanabu Washizuka said:

    December 11th, 9:14 am

    The only plans right now are the hats and outfits to put on the main character Pupuru, up on the PS Store for download.

Fate_Sxber said:

December 10th, 6:27 pm

This game also snuck up on me, forgot about it until now. Really on the fence about it. As most have said, I’ve only been able to find one gameplay video and a review (which the reviewer gave it a B rating). Looks promising might just take a chance on it and get the digital version.

RoII_chan said:

December 10th, 7:24 pm

Hey Sanabu can you tell us about this game DLCs? are they just hats or are there any cool costume? the PSN store description isnt helping at all x-x.

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    Sanabu Washizuka said:

    December 11th, 9:21 am

    The DLCs are various hats and costumes to put on Pupuru for dungeon exploring. Some examples are an adorable Japanese-style kindergarten outfit, a blazer-style high school uniform, and there are even mocks of other character’s costumes, namely Cliora and Gigadis.

Lazard47 said:

December 10th, 8:12 pm

@ $34.99 I’ll add it to my Gamefly que.

Rukia said:

December 10th, 8:41 pm

This looks very unique and interesting

Does this come with Japanese voice overs?

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    Sanabu Washizuka said:

    December 11th, 9:22 am

    Sorcery Saga includes only Japanese audio with English text.

avluis said:

December 10th, 11:43 pm

Just bought it from your store Aksys! Games like these need to keep getting imported and I will show support to whoever does so.
In fact, all PSVita games need to be imported, specially:
Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment
To Love-Ru Darkness: Battle Ecstasy
Project 575
Magica Wars
and many others!
Keep on bringing them over!

JeffsonP said:

December 11th, 2:26 am

That’s sad. :(
But that doesn’t mean I won’t play the game! I’ll import the physical version! ;)

Amir_G_M_US said:

December 11th, 3:32 am

If I think carefully, I just found out that I bought games (on PS Store) only after I tried the demo
same with my recent purchase Rainbow Moon…
I really can NOT purchase a game I never tested before – how it looks on the Vita, how it feels, sounds, the battle system and more…

you don’t have the demo guys and that’s pretty bad for you

The less people try –> the less they are impressed –> the less purchases

bldudas said:

December 11th, 6:46 am

I want this game. I’ll get it sometime this week. >.<

kimboforever said:

December 11th, 7:58 am

#36 yes,the game have japanese voices.
I gonna get this game later,in this moment the atelier games have me without time to play other jrpg.thanks for bringing jrpg to the vita,the psvita is the best device to play this type of games.

Lazard47 said:

December 11th, 6:09 pm

@ #39 Well there wasn’t any demos for Atari 2600, NES or SNES when I was growing up, yet those systems sold games quite well.

Elvick_ said:

December 12th, 9:58 am

Disappointed I had to import from the US and pay more for no reason. Please don’t make this a trend Aksys. I love supporting you, but that will not continue if this keeps up.

bellboa45 said:

December 12th, 10:48 pm

Its two days after the release date and I went to three stores looking for this. No one had even heard of it.

Fate_Sxber said:

December 16th, 3:14 pm

Purchased the game digitally a couple of days ago and can say I’m glad I did. The story and characters are silly and the game play is addicting. If you are on the fence about this title (like I previously was) I would say go for it. I can’t seem to put it down. Pupuru & localization FTW!

Nettacki01 said:

December 16th, 8:51 pm

@42: Times have changed. In today’s digital world, it shouldn’t be a problem for one to make demos for their games.

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