Ore no Shikabane wo Koete Yuke 2, or OreShika: Tainted Bloodlines will come west sometimes this year, but will be released in Japan earlier on July 17th.
If you love RPGs. there’s the possibility that the game’s performance could be the basis for Sony’s future stance on the genre, as mentioned by OreShika’s producer in a recent blog post, translated by NeoGAF’s Takao (I added my own translation of a few more paragraphs of the original post for context).
I’m hearing on the net those that say that they have pre-ordered already. In this time, How far can OreShika 2 go in the market, the battle with real numbers will begin. The first Generation of OreShika started with a small shipment of 20,000 copies, and including the current version in the PSP Archives, it walked the path of a hit game for 15 years.
How many new players will pick this up, in addition to the fans who have eagerly waited for it? OreShika2’s result might become [the basis for] SCEJA’s conclusion about RPGs. With that in mind… [We] work harder towards 7/17!
Basically, and extending it to other games of the genre, if we want more JRPGs from Sony, we better start grabbing those they’re already releasing. This year the PS Vita will get OreShika, Freedom Wars and Soul Sacrifice: Delta.
Are you going to support the JRPG cause?