Thursday, February 19, 2015

Oreshika: Tainted Bloodline drop March 3rd for... $20?!

Well this is pretty out-of-the-blue.  Finally, Sony will release Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines in North America.  Specifically, on PSN - no physical release - and for the low-low price of $19.99!

Now, on the one hand, yay!  Oreshika isn't a port of a PS3 game or a mobile game - it's a dyed-in-the-wool Vita game, built from the ground up for Sony's handheld - and actually the first triple-A Vita-exclusive JRPG.  Period.  It's the platform's Folklore, if you remember Folklore (Folklore was sooo gorgeous).

On the other hand... the fact that it's digital only and the fact that they've dropped the price to just above what you'd expect to pay for Guacamelee or Hotline Miami waves a huge red flag that Sony don't have much faith in the title - but that's fine, because it doesn't always pay dividends to have faith in Sony's taste.

After all, they famously passed on publishing Demon's Souls in North America, and they've been hyping The Order: 1886 to the ends of the earth - so what do they know, anyway?

(Enough to get Darkest Dungeon on Vita - woo!)

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