Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines Launches For PlayStation Vita in March 2015

February 19, 2015 Written by Jason Dunning

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Another one of the PlayStation Vita’s Spring 2015 releases, Sony announced today that Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines will be available on March 3 in North America and March 4 in Europe. A digital title, you can expect to pay $19.99/€19.99.

Labelled as a “unique RPG,” Oreshika is set in Japan and has you exploring a watercolor world filled with creatures based on Japanese mythology. The Western version of the game also includes the Japanese voiceover.

For gameplay, you take control of a clan whose bloodlines have been struck by two curses – a Curse of Ephemerality, and a Curse of Broken Lineage:

The Curse of Ephemerality means that your clan members age rapidly with a maximum lifespan of around 2 years. As you explore labyrinths, defeat demons, and find treasures, the clock of in-game time is always ticking so it’s important to plan your moves strategically. In Oreshika, no matter how skilled you are in battle or how strong your equipment is, your characters will face death and so it’s your job to make sure your clan’s family tree grows new members to step up to the ranks.

But therein lies the catch as the Curse of Broken Lineage means that your clan members can no longer procreate… Luckily you can turn to the gods for help. By performing the Rite of Divine Union with a god, a new clan member will be created. It’s important to choose carefully which gods you perform the Rite with as the genetic makeup will be a combination of the ‘parent’ clan member and the chosen god which affects stats as well as appearance. And with well over 100 gods to meet in game, there are a lot of deities to discover!

If you decide to buy Oreshika within the first two weeks of release, you’ll receive the gods Kiri no Mashū and Tonkararin, who can’t be unlocked through gameplay.

No English gameplay video was offered up today, but hopefully we’ll get one closer to launch.

[Source: US PS Blog, EU PS Blog]