Square Enix has a new title coming soon this summer and luckily they have shown it off some more at the E3 press conference with a trailer that provides more details on the story and gameplay. Oninaki looking up to fun hack ‘n’ slash game with a unique story and breathtaking visuals. On an even brighter note, you can get your hands on this one in just a couple months.
In Oninaki you take on the role of a young man named Kagachi, who has taken the role of a Watcher. A Watcher has the ability to conjure upon the souls of the dead to aid them in battle. To do this, you will traverse between the realms of life and death to help save souls that are lost. By saving these souls they will grant you different weaponry and the skills to use them. These souls are called Daemons and you will be able to shift through them freely in the heat of battle to adjust the tides of battle.
Tokyo RPG Factory has yet again developed another game that has a unique art style that really charms the observer. This studio was also behind I am Setsuna and Lost Sphear. The visuals are not top of the line but the colors and character style mesh very well and prove graphics don’t have to push your console to be pretty.
The combat is shown off a fair amount in the new trailer. It takes place over the head of Kagachi and looks very similar to a Diablo type dungeon crawling slash fest. Players will find themselves in moments were there will be many enemies on the screen and the need to adjust your Daemon accordingly to combat the situation will be vital. The combat looks fast and fluid and the variety of Daemons you can control and the difference in each of their play styles will provide a variety of choices to take on baddies. Spears, axes, swords and even guns were some of the weapons displayed in the trailer.
Oninaki will be coming out this summer in August 22 for PS4, Switch and PC so if you are looking to hack and slash with your ghostly companion, you won’t have to wait too long for this one.