In Malicious, you are a "Spirit Vessel", called into the world by the Prophets to vanquish evil. Armed with the "Mantle of Cinders", a cloak that can absorb power from destroyed objects as well as shift form, you wage battle with the "Malicious". There is no lengthy dungeon crawling in Malicious, leaving it chock-full of boss battles only. The player is thrust into a battle royale as soon as he starts the stage/ Every time you defeat a boss, you absorb the creature's power and obtain a new ability. Moreover, you can choose whichever stage you want, in any order, giving you full control over your progress in the game.
Previously available for PS3, Malicious will be launched for PS Vita as Malicious Rebirth later this year.