Orangeblood, developer Grayfax Software and publisher PLAYISM’s RPG inspired by ‘90s hip-hop, brings beats and bullets today to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
In an alternate take on the late 1990s, gangs are at war on the artificial island of New Koza off the coast of Okinawa. The prisoner Vanilla finds herself tasked with a secret mission she must complete to earn her freedom. Assemble a fierce all-woman crew of ass-kickers, and deliver beatdowns to mobsters, robots, and other gang threats that stand in their way.
It’s 40 oz. and 7.62mm bullets to freedom, with tons of procedurally-generated firearms with unique stat modifiers to collect while turning the tides of the gang war. Battle yakuza thugs in turn-based combat that rewards strategically-timed reloads. Score some sweet sneaker drops, kicks that kick up the heroes’ stats.
Brought to life with detailed pixel art, Orangeblood’s radiant look captures the grimy feeling of the era mixed with the neon-soaked cityscapes of urban Japan. Vibe with an original hip-hop soundtrack inspired by the greats of the decade mixed with Japanese influences.
“I know everyone has been stuck inside most of this year and you haven’t been able to travel to your usual holiday destinations,” said Grayfax, sole developer of Orangeblood. “I put a lot of work into the world design of Orangeblood, so I hope that you can all enjoy the exotic, Tropical Japanese vibes to take the edge off being stuck at home.”
Orangeblood is available now on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in Japanese, English, and Simplified Chinese for $19.99.