Oninaki Release Date Revealed in New #E32019 Trailer

Posted June 13, 2019 by John Little in Articles, E3, Gaming News, News, Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, Release Date, Trailers

Among the general influx of game trailers and announcement during such a time as E3, Oninaki wasn’t going to miss out on the fun, and along with a narrative focussed trailer came the release date for this colourful action RPG.

Arriving on the 22nd of August for PC, PS4 and Nintendo Switch Oninaki follows the story of Kagachi, a ‘watcher’ whose job it is to return lost souls to the afterlife.

“After meeting a mysterious girl named Linne, his fate becomes entwined with blood and death. During the journey, players will also meet key characters like Kushi, an exemplary Watcher and trusted leader, Mayura, a Watcher with a kind heart, and the malicious Night Devil from a forgotten time.”

The gameplay look mostly what you might expect from a Japanese action RPG, though of course that’s no criticism. There are a variety of styles to use to hack and shoot at your enemies, and some rather tasty looking special moves. We wrote an article recently about the different weapons and characters, which you can view here.

The trailer in this instance gives a bit more depth on the context of the watcher and his job of moving souls on to be reincarnated. It’s fairly brief, but I feel a helpful trailer. Especially for a zany sounding concept, it’s always good to have a deep voiced narrator actually tell you what the hell is going on.

You can watch the trailer below, and of course we’ll be sure to cover any new info on the game. This is one I’m personally very much looking forward to – since Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana I’m gasping for another great Japanese action RPG.


John Little
John Little

I started gaming with the release of the PS1 - Crash Bandicoot and Ridge Racer Revolution being the first 'real' games I ever set eyes on - and have been enthralled with the medium ever since. I particularly love strategy and horror games, the sort offered by titles such as Total War and Silent Hill, though I also have a soft spot for a good RPG. I studied Journalism at university in the hopes of progressing into writing about games. You'll most likely find me covering indie games as I'm always on the look out for interesting little titles, and generally I stick to the PC and PS4 platforms. I'm not interested in MMOs or really any kind of online game, and I have an unusual and frankly worryingly expensive obsession with collecting gaming guide books, but aside from that I like to think I'm a well rounded average gamer. Find me on twitter @JohnLittle29

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