The Square Enix staff behind I Am Setsuna and Lost Sphear have introduced their subsequent RPG challenge, Oninaki. This upcoming action-RPG might be launched for the Nintendo Switch, PS4, and PC someday this summer season.
As you may think given this recreation’s pedigree, Oninaki‘s premise is a bit unusual. It takes place in a land the place persons are not in a position to correctly honor the lifeless as a consequence of a perception that it is our grief which binds the spirits of the lifeless to our world and prevents them from transferring on to the subsequent. However, it appears that evidently some souls get misplaced within the transition between worlds. You play a Watcher who’s answerable for serving to shepherd the lifeless to “The Beyond.”
While there’s fairly a bit about this story that hasn’t been revealed but, we’ll go forward and guess that this isn’t a traditional day for the Watcher the participant controls. Indeed, we already see the participant battle monsters who’re supposedly misplaced souls who didn’t correctly transition into the subsequent world. This would are inclined to counsel your complete course of is a fragile one that may go horribly improper.
Gameplay-wise, this RPG will make the most of real-time fight, a wide range of magic, and what seems to be some sort of companion system tied to the souls that you’re guiding. On prime of that, it looks like there’s going to be some sort of “Two Worlds” function that permits you to journey between the residing world and the world of the lifeless. It’s not completely clear how deep this mechanic is, however we would think about will probably be used for fight, puzzle, and storytelling functions.
While the Oninaki staff are remaining quiet relating to most of Oninaki‘s specifics, their earlier work would are inclined to counsel that this recreation goes to defy the conventions of the JRPG style that we so typically affiliate Square Enix with. The recreation’s premise definitely suggests a departure from what’s regular, nevertheless it stays to be seen simply how totally different this recreation is from the staff’s personal initiatives like I Am Setsuna.
We anticipate to listen to far more about this recreation sooner or later.
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