Starting with eight basic classes, SCE Japan Studio‘s Role-Playing Game Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines will certainly offer variety. Two of these classes, ‘Monk’ and ‘Canoneer’, are very different and each class will offer the player unique abilities.

This week’s Famitsu magazine details two main types of offensive abilities available in Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines.

First up are ‘Jutsu’, or spells, which are useful actions that you will acquire by finding scrolls as rewards for battle in the game’s dungeons. Once you have a scroll, your character will need to meet certain criteria before being able to learn the spell the scroll contains. There are many different types of spell for you to find including offensive, healing and support. Using a spell will cost your character ability points when it is cast.

The next ability is the ‘Ougi’, or skill, with each class having multiple skills. Again, similar to ‘Jutsu’ your character has to meet certain conditions before they are able to utilise their skills. Thought is required when using a skill, as even though they offer strong, offensive capabilities, the use of a skill will use up some of your character’s health.

In Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines your character only has a lifespan of two years because of a curse. Once your character dies their skills die with them. If, however, your character has any children, you will be able to train the offspring so that they can learn and inherit the parent’s skill. To do this, the child will need to be the same class as the parent was and also the child will have to meet the same conditions to use the skill as their parent did.

With Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines set for release in Japan on July 17th, with a Western release to follow, be sure to check The Vita Lounge regularly for news about this interesting-looking RPG.

  • nonscpo

    I still dont get how the game is playable/works if your charachters die in 2 year. If your children inherit the powers then don’t they just die at the age of 2?

    • Charlie Large

      I think it will work in a similar way to iOS title Infinity Blade, in that when your character dies, the game will advance until the next offspring in the bloodline is of age to enter battle. I do not expect to see toddlers taking on the world 😉

      • nonscpo

        Why not? Conception II lets you father kids out of wedlock and then emancipate them while there still children; actually now that I think about it, thats not to different from pokemon breaders that raise their pokemon only to release them when the newer hatches from the egg.

  • Mauricio Quintero

    I love that art style!, but I would need more inf in order to buy this. Anyone think Ad Hoc will come out for Terraria?