Tokyo RPG Factory, Square subsidiary and creators of I Am Setsuna and Lost Sphear, will be bringing their third major project, the action RPG Oninaki, to consoles and PC August 22.
The game’s protagonist, Kagachi, is a Watcher — someone assigned to patrol the hidden netherworld and return lost souls to where they belong (reincarnation is a proven fact in this world). On his appointed journey, he’ll get to know other Watchers like respected leader Kushi, kind-hearted Mayura, and the most likely villainous Night Devil.
As you progress through this purplish land in an overhead perspective, you’ll encounter a whole lot of monsters who don’t want you to do your job. It’s a good thing, then, that you have some Netherworld citizens on YOUR side. There are some lost souls that can’t be reincarnated — instead they turn into Daemons, special types of souls that can assist the player in battle.
Equip a Daemon and they will appear behind you, making a weapon materialize in your hand. There’s Aisha, the Daemon of Swords, Wil, the Daemon of Axes, Zaav, the Daemon of Spears, Dia, the Daemon of Shotbolts, and Izana, the Daemon of Scythes. Each Daemon also grants separate abilities like blocking, leaping, or charging.
Look for Oninaki August 22 on Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam.