Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines Shows Off Its Monk And Cannoneer Classes

By Sato . May 2, 2014 . 3:31pm

Your characters in Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines only have two years to live, so you’ll need to make the most of it while you can. Picking out which of the eight basic job classes you’ll be using in your party will be one thing you’ll be spending time on early in the game, and 4Gamer shares details on the Monk and Cannoneer classes.




The Kenpo-trained Monks excel at close-ranged combat, where they can perform multiple explosive hits.


They also have the power to blast away enemies with a single kick. While Monks can’t equip heavy armor, they have high evasion to make up for it.


Monks might have the upper hand at close-ranged combat, but Cannoneers are all about attacking from a distance with powerful cannons.



Additionally, the Cannoneers have the ability to switch between powerful single-shots to shotgun-like spread shots that can hit multiple targets. They can only use light armor, which seems to be their only downside.


As previously reported, the goddess Nueko, who sacrificed her own life in order to bring the family back to life, will be joining your party later in the game. She has her own unique Summoner-like job class called Onmyoshi.



She uses a whip based on a centipede Shikigami (a sort of “kami” in Japanese folklore), and can use it to attack either the entire front or back row of enemies. Nueko can only equip light armor, but she’ll also have high evasion to go with it.


Nueko will have access to various other Shikigami, all with different effects on the battlefield. When she calls a Shikigami, some will become a part of her body, some will appear for a few turns, and others will appear for certain effects.


Here’s a look at Ushiomaru, a fiddler crab Shikigami. When summoned, Nueko’s arm gets a scissor-like appearance, which she uses to slice up enemies.



She can also use its hard shell to guard from attacks, making it an efficient tool for both offense and defense.


Tama and Tora are two lion-like Shikigami with fire and ice elemental attributes. Once they’re summoned, they can do massive damage to all enemies in the front and back rows.


Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines will be released on July 17, 2014 for PlayStation Vita in Japan, and it will also be coming to the west at some point in time.

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    Please be physical. Please be physical.

    Edit: Currently reading History’s Strongest Disciple, and now I definitely want a Monk.

    • God

      I’m so gonna name my monk Goku.

      • darke

        Considering the “Great Sage, Equal of Heaven” was actually rebelling against the gods; I don’t quite think that’s a good idea…

        • God

          Goku is just badass like that.

  • Varnes

    The art is so amazing :D

    • SaiyanJedi_Trunks

      I agree I love the art style and the designs.

    • Earthjolly

      Reminds me of Okami

  • samsneeze

    Giant. Enemy. Crab.

    • Nope, a Shikigami that aids Nueko.

      • Julio D. Zulkarnain

        Giant Ally Crab?

        • natchu96

          Ushiomaru is long, let’s just call him G.A.C.

    • DeAndre Atchison

      Assaulting the weak point for major damage?

    • It’s great that we’ll have another game that recreates real battles from Japanese history!

  • TheExile285

    Can’t wait. I’ll probably make most of my characters Monks.

    • SerendipityX

      I think this is the first time I’ve seen monks where both the male and female are equally exposed. I’m liking this game already.

      • AAa

        Not really though…looks at Shura RO. And i think all monk character class regardless of gender have exposed feature.

    • Nitraion

      Your avatar and single kick to blast away enemies..
      can’t be wrong XD

  • Darkwing7

    Waitin for dat….. pre-order limited edition <3

  • This looks really beautiful. Loving the art style and character design. Especially Nueko =^_^=

  • So no matter what the characters will die after 2 in-game years and you have to switch to another generation of characters. Like with Record of Agarest War. I don’t like the idea of loosing a character I like over and over thru the game.

    • Vash bane

      yeah the first game was like that..so don’t get too attached to your characters XD
      (I’ve seen record of agarest war before….well about 3 or so games are they like sequels or separate games?)

  • klkAlexar

    I played the demo and got Ushiomaru to show up randomly.

  • Julio D. Zulkarnain

    Summons with different uses, yes! Now I hope more summoners other than Nueko can join the team, that Abe No Seimei looks like he can summon some powerful creatures..

  • It looks so stylish, I’m kind of interested in it. I also like that the male and female designs are kept so similar.

  • Nitraion

    Oh my this is looking really good.. ^^

  • Art style reminds me so much to Onore no shinzuru michi wo yuke, I thought it was getting a sequel. Ahh, too bad…

    However, this game looks great!!

  • Kornelious

    Kinda reminds me of Okami, in a traditional JRPG sense…Which is good, I look forward to the localization :)

  • Prinny Dood

    Coming to the west at some piont in time dood! That could mean now or forever dood!

  • Will play for the artstyle alone

  • SerChief

    I’m very excited about this game; soooo stylish! Here’s hoping it will come out by the end of summer!

  • Kaibun

    This is awesome! It was sad when they didn’t localize the first one, but it’s great to hear we’re getting such a nice-looking sequel.

  • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

    I guess I’m out of the loop because these are the first screenshots I’ve seen about Oreshika in an article; I didn’t know it was going to look so good. I can’t wait to hear more about the game~.

  • Kai2591

    I’ll have one cannoneer onegaishimasu.

  • I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again… Love the character designs! These shikigami are also very cool.

  • Vash bane

    I guess finally able to understand what the game is about is plus (played the first game … but at the time didn’t understand why your characters die off …well your kids die off so much)

  • I wouldn’t mind getting kicked by that chick

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