Famitsu magazine has uploaded the first screenshots of Sony and Marvelous AQL’s upcoming PlayStation Vita exclusive Soul Sacrifice. The title – which is being worked on by former Capcom man Keiji Inafune – revolves around the concept of sacrifice, and sees players forgoing body parts in order to usher gruesome magical attacks.

While the title is being pitched as Sony’s answer to Monster Hunter, this title is several shades darker than Capcom's blockbuster. The enemy design in particular is repulsive, as evidenced by this, er, chicken thing embedded to the right.

You can view the full set of screens and artwork on Famitsu’s official website. We should warn you, though: these aren't for the faint-hearted.