For those looking to get their JRPG fix this Summer, Square Enix has you covered. Oninaki, the new action-RPG from Tokyo RPG Factory, is set to release August 22nd of this year.
A synopsis was provided by Square Enix on the game’s official Steam page:
Reincarnation is the foundation of our way of life. We celebrate the lives we’ve been given, and offer up prayers for the next. It is grief of death which shackles the living, and causes the dead to stray. Indeed, there is no greater affront to reincarnation. So do we turn our grief to joy as we send off the dead.
But the souls of those who held back their tears in life still need salvation in death. A duty that falls to the Watchers. Their task is to guide the wandering souls known as the Lost, and serve as keepers of the Living World and the Beyond. The Watchers sever the bonds that tie the Lost to this world, and send them on to the next. They navigate the emotions of the living and the dead. They prize life above all else. This is the story of one Watcher.
The official trailer can be found below:
Oninaki was originally announced last February during a Nintendo livestream. The game will be available for the Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Steam. It will mark the third game developed by Tokyo RPG Factory, previously known for I am Setsuna and Lost Sphear in 2016 and 2017, respectively.