Soul Sacrifice Delta, Freedom Wars and Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines!

Update: They’ve all been announced for Europe too. Soul Sacrifice is coming 13th May in North America and 14th May in Europe. Freedom Wars and Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines are yet to receive concrete dates.

Original Story: That’s right folks, although we’re still waiting to hear about Europe, the US Playstation Blog has finally confirmed three of Japan Studio’s titles, Soul Sacrifice Delta, Freedom Wars and Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines are inbound this year.

Soul Sacrifice Delta will be the definitive version of Soul Sacrifice, with loads of improvements. First up there are now three factions, Grim being neutral (versus merciful Sanctuary and bloodthirsty Avalon), so there’s another angle to playing that will shape the course of the game.

There will be new archfiends, with a host of graphical optimisations and new dynamic effects in certain stages. Kumi Yuasa also said:

We’ve also improved the AI of the Archfiends, who are now more vicious than ever. Finally, we’ve taken character customization to a new level, with the ability to mix custom parts and accessories.

Save data from Soul sacrifice including story progression, costumes, offerings, sigils, black rites, life/soul essence and lacrima (up to 10,000) will carry over to Soul Sacrifice Delta! So, if you transfer your save data from Soul Sacrifice, the story progression will carry over and you can continue on with your adventure in Soul Sacrifice Delta.”

Freedom Wars gets an announcement trailer too:

Dais Kawaguchi explains things so perfectly, I thought a direct quote would be best. Here’s what he had to say:

“Freedom Wars is set in a dystopian world which harbors prisoners, each with a million-year sentence set from birth. You take on the role of a prisoner, forced to fight for your freedom by completing rescue missions that will reduce your seemingly insurmountable prison sentence.

 Supported by a robust multiplayer suite, up to four players can play via Ad-Hoc and eight players via Online to fight civilian Abducters; the more civilians you set free, the shorter your sentence becomes. In addition to the challenging co-op gameplay, you’ll be pleased to know that the game has many customizable features ranging from weapon load-outs to the protagonist itself! Check out our new trailer and make sure to stay tuned for more news on Freedom Wars, launching later this year!”

Finally, Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines is a JRPG in which you take on a clan of ancient Japanese in a bid to lift a curse that has them being restricted to just two years of life. Throughout your journey you’ll enlist the help of Gods of Japanese mythology. This one’s a bit earlier in development, but we do have a handful of screenshots:

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Are any of these on your radar? Let us know!

  • SS Delta and Freedom Wars were essentially givens for western releases, but Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines is a very welcome surprise. Not sure on the sense in releasing Delta on the same day as Borderlands 2 and at the same time as God of War though. Could you not have waited a couple of weeks, Sony?

    • SlyMedic

      Especially since afterwards there is a bit of a lull.

    • XtemmA2

      No. *I* have waited long enough lol.

  • Lester Paredes

    All of them. I must have them all. I will have them all!

    • XtemmA2

      Also, play them all!

  • Buckybuckster

    I’m pretty sure we all expected SSD and FW to make the westward migration, but Oreshika is a VERY nice and welcome surprise.

    An equally welcome surprise would be if the NA Gamestop Vita Tales listing ends up ringing true. My fingers, toes, and other various bodily appendages are crossed for that one!

  • nonscpo

    Glad for the anouncement of SSDelta never played the original so I can jump straight into this one, I think I’m finally off of the Hype train for freedom wars will probably pick up the Delta version when it comes out; as far as Oreshika: Tainted, my understanding is that its a sequel to a PS1 game so I would like to know more about the original game before I get back on the hype train for this title.