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  Orangeblood  Unleashes 90’s Hip-Hop Looter JRPG Fury Today on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

TOKYO – Oct. 1, 2020 – 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 SwitchPlayStation 4, and Xbox One in Japanese, English, and Simplified Chinese for $19.99.


For more information, please visit the PLAYISM website.



About Grayfax Software

Based out of Tokyo, Japan, Grayfax Software is a one-man game studio, with Orangeblood being its first published title.


To learn more, visit the Grayfax Software official Tumblr, and follow @grayfaxsoftware on Twitter.



Known for bringing popular indie games from Japan, including Touhou Luna NightsFight CrabLa-Mulana 2Bright Memory, and DEEEER Simulator, PLAYISM was created with the global indie community in mind. The company focuses on helping developers every step of the way, from localization to distribution of their games.


To learn more, visit the Playism official websiteFacebook page, and follow @PlayismEN on Twitter.


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