Rose and the Old Castle of Twilight details Blood Memories, Blood Seals, more - Gematsu
Rose and the Old Castle of Twilight details Blood Memories, Blood Seals, more
posted on 02.18.16 at 06:26 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Latest look at Nippon Ichi's adorably dark PS Vita game.

Nippon Ichi Software has released new Rose and the Old Castle of Twilight details and screenshots, its upcoming PS Vita game from htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary director Masayuki Furuya, introducing the old castle’s gimmicks, Blood Memories, Blood Seals, and more.

If you missed it, catch our previous update here and the first trailer here.

Get the new information below.

■ System: Gimmicks

You’ll come across various gimmicks as you play, from things that will help you proceed through the old castle to things that will kill you upon touching them.

Here are just a few:

A device that can send objects flying. It seems to come in handy for moving things to locations that Rose cannot reach by jumping.

Rose and the Old Castle of Twilight

Monster-esque soldiers dressed in armor that will approach Rose when they detect her. Their movement is slow, but you should be careful as a number of them often appear at once.

Rose and the Old Castle of Twilight

Canvases painted red. It seems you can change the pattern of the image using Rose’s Thorn Power.

Rose and the Old Castle of Twilight

Rose and the Old Castle of Twilight

A mushroom that lets you jump far higher than usual. When falling from a high place, these also act as cushions.

Rose and the Old Castle of Twilight

A giant, carnivorous plant. It’s dangerous in this state, but it might become obedient if it eats something….

Rose and the Old Castle of Twilight

■ Tips: Thorn Power

Rose and the Old Castle of Twilight

Using your Thorn Power, it’s also possible to slow down the time around you. This should prove useful in situations where severe timing is necessary.

■ Keyword: Secret Maneuvering Shadow

Rose and the Old Castle of Twilight

In addition to Rose and mysterious Giant, there is a secret maneuvering shadow character in the old castle. It sometimes appears and becomes a hindrance to Rose and the Giant. Does it have a grudge against Rose and the Giant? Or is it worried about them leaving the old castle? Its purpose is unknown.

■ System: Blood Seals

Rose and the Old Castle of Twilight

Blood Seals are sealed doors entangled in huge thorns. A large amount of blood is required to untie the seal. You’ll need to be prepared to make a big sacrifice if you want to advance.

There are a few Blood Seals in the old castle, and on top of each door is a torture device. Although the form of torture varies for each seal, they’re all terrible devices that cause bloodshed.

Rose and the Old Castle of Twilight

■ System: Blood Memories

When Rose absorbs blood using her Thorn Power, she’ll sometimes be to see memories hidden in that blood. Those memories will be the key to finding out what happened in the ruined old castle.

Rose and the Old Castle of Twilight

Blood hiding memories can be found at various locations in the old castle. Sometimes you’ll need to take a different route to find them.

Rose and the Old Castle of Twilight

Once you absorb the blood, you can view the memory again in your Collection, accessed via the menu.

Rose and the Old Castle of Twilight

View the screenshots at the gallery.

Rose and the Old Castle of Twilight is due out for PS Vita in Japan on April 26.

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