Tokyo RPG Factory’s latest has been revealed.
Square Enix’s development team behind I Am Setsuna and Lost Sphear, Tokyo RPG Factory, has revealed its latest game, Oninaki, in Nintendo’s February 13 Direct.
The action-RPG is scheduled for a summer 2019 launch, and takes place in a world where, according to its trailer, people are forced to lead repressed lives, never properly being able to grieve the dead.
Players will control a protagonist who can cross between worlds, from the land of the living to a world beyond, where they’ll encounter lost souls. Players can save those lost souls, taking them on to use in combat for specific abilities. Saving them will also prevent them from becoming the very monsters players will be fighting in Oninaki.
Tokyo RPG Factory’s I Am Setsuna was officially announced in 2015 before being released in 2016. IGN reviewed I Am Setsuna at the time, saying “Its strength comes not from the ways in which it emulates the conventions of the classics, but in the ways in which it defies them.”
Lost Sphear then debuted in 2018, and IGN’s Lost Sphear review said “When it’s not bogging itself down in overwrought mechanics, this RPG really can spark a sense of nostalgia.”
Stay tuned to IGN for more from the February 13 Nintendo Direct.
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