Sony Computer Entertainment has announced that Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines will be coming to North America on March 3 for the PS Vita. The game will be available as a digital download and will cost $19.99. As a special bonus, those who purchase the game during it’s first 2 weeks will receive the gods Kiri no Mashū and Tonkararin.
Oreshika is set in ancient Japan, the game features an art style inspired by traditional brush paintings of the Heian era. Players will take take control of a clan whose bloodlines have been struck with two terrible curses, the Curse of Ephemerality and the Curse of Broken Lineage. Check out the description for both curses below:
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!
Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines was originally released in Japan on July 17, 2014 for the PS Vita.