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90’s Hip-Hop JRPG Orangeblood Feels The Beat On Switch Today

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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.

Orangeblood - more gameplay

It's the end of the 20th century, on a historic timeline different from that which we know. A manmade island off the coast of Okinawa is humming with a dirty, exotic vibe - and it's awesome! Rust and faded concrete glisten in the morning sun and the late-night neon, showing off the various faces of the island.

Famitsu review scores for Sept. 30th, 2020

Which scored the best?

The latest round of review scores from Famitsu has been released. Check out how this week's games (all of which are available for Switch) held up below.

Minoria (PS4, Xbox One, Switch) – 9/7/8/7 [31/40]
Niche: A Genetics Survival Game (Switch) – 7/8/7/6 [28/40]
Orangeblood (PS4, Xbox One, Switch) – 7/6/7/7 [27/40]
Witcheye (Switch) – 7/7/8/6 [28/40]

Orangeblood - more gameplay footage

It's the end of the 20th century, on a historic timeline different from that which we know.A manmade island off the coast of Okinawa is humming with a dirty, exotic vibe - and it's awesome!

Orangeblood comes to Switch on Oct. 1st, 2020, new trailer released

Get ready for a dirty, exotic vibe

199X, New Koza

It’s the end of the 20th century, on a historic timeline different from that which we know. A man-made island off the coast of Okinawa is humming with a dirty, exotic vibe—and it’s awesome!

Rust and faded concrete glisten in the morning sun and the late-night neon, showing off the various faces of the island.

Amazing Soundtrack

Let yourself go to the subtropical sun, the sound of the waves, and the scent of dank weed, and let some real deep cuts and unknown classics of 1990s hiphop take you away. It doesn’t matter whether you’re chilling on a couch on a rooftop, having a drink at the bar, or capping fools in a firefight in some sketchy alleyway—these dope-ass tracks are gonna get you moving!

Four “Kawaii” Soldiers

Hey you! Do you like hardcore adventures where you take on the role of an even harder-core badass tasked with beating the crap out of a bunch of demons? Well, so do I, but sometimes it’s fun to try out something a little different, you know?

These four cute Asian girls couldn’t care less about little photo stickers… They’d rather play with some 7.62x39mm rifles and filthy, filthy cash!

Simple-Yet-Deep Turn-Based Gunfighting

Use simple controls to take down evil gang members and killer robots! In New Koza, you can purchase randomly-generated and extremely powerful guns, 24/7.

Load up a shotgun so powerful you’d burn yourself to toast if the gas leaked and some brand-new fireproof sneakers, find a group of psychotic yakuza thugs, and personally deliver a handwritten invitation to BEATDOWN TOWN!

There’s a Dog, Too!

Ruff!

Orangeblood comes to Switch on Oct. 1st, 2020. No word on file size, but as far as pricing goes, the game should be around $15.

Orangeblood moved from 'early 2020' to 2020

Orange you glad we told you?

How many months into a year can you still consider it to be 'early' in that year? According to the developers of Orangeblood, the cutoff comes at April 2020.

Orangeblood, the turn-based RPG, was originally announced for Switch in 2019, but it didn't make it out that year. The plan then shifted to a launch sometime in early 2020, but it seems that has slipped too. Now the release date for the game sits at a generic 2020. Hopefully we get a more specific date in the near future.

Orangeblood gets a new trailer

Orange you glad we shared it?

Orangeblood's PC release date was confirmed today, which was celebrated with a new trailer for the game as well. Those looking to enjoy the game on Switch will have to wait to an unspecified release date in Q2 2020, but at least we can enjoy the new trailer until then! For a refresher on Orangeblood, check out the blurb below.

Publisher PLAYISM and developer Grayfax Software invite gangstas to an alternate history of late 20th century Japan where criminal syndicates rule the man-made island of New Koza. Guide Vanilla, a prisoner of a gang war offered her freedom in exchange for completing a top-secret mission shrouded in mystery. Vanilla will build a crew of tenacious-yet-cute companions to help earn her liberty, and mayhem as well as sweet loot drops ensue.

Orangeblood announced for release on Switch

A more metal name for orange juice

Orangeblood, an RPG developed by Japanese studio Grayfax Software is coming to Switch, courtesy of Playism. The title will be on display at TGS 2019. Check out a full summary of the game below.

199X, New Koza

It’s the end of the 20th century, on a historic timeline different from that which we know. A man-made island off the coast of Okinawa is humming with a dirty, exotic vibe—and it’s awesome!

Rust and faded concrete glisten in the morning sun and the late-night neon, showing off the various faces of the island.

Amazing Soundtrack

Let yourself go to the subtropical sun, the sound of the waves, and the scent of dank weed, and let some real deep cuts and unknown classics of 1990s hiphop take you away. It doesn’t matter whether you’re chilling on a couch on a rooftop, having a drink at the bar, or capping fools in a firefight in some sketchy alleyway—these dope-ass tracks are gonna get you moving!

Four “Kawaii” Soldiers

Hey you! Do you like hardcore adventures where you take on the role of an even harder-core badass tasked with beating the crap out of a bunch of demons?Well, so do I, but sometimes it’s fun to try out something a little different, you know?

These four cute Asian girls couldn’t care less about little photo stickers… They’d rather play with some 7.62x39mm rifles and filthy, filthy cash!

Simple-Yet-Deep Turn-Based Gunfighting

Use simple controls to take down evil gang members and killer robots! In New Koza, you can purchase randomly-generated and extremely powerful guns, 24/7.
Load up a shotgun so powerful you’d burn yourself to toast if the gas leaked and some brand-new fireproof sneakers, find a group of psychotic yakuza thugs, and personally deliver a handwritten invitation to BEATDOWN TOWN!

There’s a Dog, Too!

Ruff!

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