Just like fellow first-party release Freedom Wars, you’ll need a roomy PlayStation Vita memory card in order to play Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines in Europe, as Sony has revealed that the title will only be available as a digital download in the region. There’s no word on a North American cartridge just yet, but seeing as the former foray will be getting a physical presence overseas, a boxed version is certainly possible.
Asked for clarification on the matter by a frustrated fan, Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida said that he “hopes that people will find a way to download” the games. Personally, we’re not too frustrated by the lack of retail support for the abovementioned releases, but the platform holder needs to realise that the prices of memory cards are simply too high to facilitate big digital downloads at the minute.
Still, we’re hopeful that the firm will ultimately change its mind on this front. As we’ve mentioned in the past, Gravity Rush was advertised as a download exclusive many years ago, but after a backlash, the manufacturer opted to put it in a box. If uber-niche titles such as Hyperdimension Neptunia: Producing Perfection can score physical copies, then we’re not sure why big budget first-party affairs can’t.