Following on from the news that SCE JAPAN Studio are bringing Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines to NA and Europe, more details have emerged to tell us what we can expect from the JRPG.

This week’s edition of Famitsu magazine outlines some of the features we can expect to see in Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines (formerly known in the West as Over My Dead Body 2). First up we learn of two of the eight job classes in the game. While details are still thin on the ground on the final two to be revealed, we learn that one will be a long-ranged soldier who uses cannons to fight, and the other class will excel at close-ranged combat whilst also having high evasion.

We are also told that the goddess Nueko, who gave her own life to bring the family back to life after they were killed by the villainous ventriloquist Abeno, will be joining your party later in the game. According to Famitsu’s report, Nueko will be a unique summoner-type who can call upon spirits to help her and the rest of the party during battles.



Oreshika takes place across an entire nation, and you begin with a faction of a family that are spread out across the country. Due to a curse, the family genes can only be passed to offspring through a ritual with gods. We are told that there may be an exception to this rule. According to the report, you will be able to visit other lands and have kids with people from other tribes. On top of this, you will also be able to adopt children from other tribes and hire temporary soldiers.

Just over a month ago we explained how you can expand your family tree in Oreshika. It has been revealed that you can unlock certain gods to use as possible candidates for the mating ritual by freeing them from enemies who have captured them.

Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines is set to launch in Japan on July 17th and has a demo due to release on the 24th April which will allow players to get a feel for the game with over one year of in-game time to play through.

Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines is also coming to the West later this year, and as always The Vita Lounge will be sure to keep you posted on any more news surrounding the release!

  • Buckybuckster

    Nice! Really loving the look, premise, and ultimately promise of this Japan Studio game. Still a bit surprised yet thankful that we in the west will be able experience it without the need for a crash course in Japanese!

    And the system with no games continues to roll on with guess what?… MORE GAMES!! Aye, ’tis a strange and wonderful world we all be livin’ in!

    • Lester Paredes


  • Lester Paredes

    So excited for this!