Set in ancient Japan, Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines is a JRPG with a game art that delivers a rich world inspired by traditional brush paintings of the Heian era. In Oreshika, you will take control of a clan whose bloodlines have been struck with two terrible 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 you have 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.
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.
Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines is available now as a digital download on PS Vita via PlayStation Store in North America - it will arrive in Europe tomorrow.