Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines Brings Watercolour RPG Gameplay To PS Vita In March
Sony announced a western release for Oreshika: Tainted Bloodline back in the spring of last year alongside Freedom Wars and Soul Sacrifice Delta. While the other two were released in fairly short order, the least known of the trio went silent. That changed today as Sony has announced a March 3rd/4th (NA/EU) release date for the RPG. The game will run you a small $19.99/€19.99.
So, what is Oreshika? It’s one of Sony’s more obscure role-playing game franchises. Originally released on the first PlayStation in 1999, the Alfa System developed title told the story of an ancient Japanese clan cursed by a demon. It’s the player’s duty to seek revenge by fighting and managing the clan’s return to glory. But what’s the curse? Each member of your family dies after 2 years. The game was then remade in 2011 for PSP. Both were never released outside of Japan. The PS Vita sequel is the first in the series to be seen abroad.
Purchases made within the first two weeks of the game’s launch will receive the gods Kiri no Mashū and Tonkararin as a special bonus. These gods are otherwise unobtainable in Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines.