Square Enix Unveil Next JRPG Oninaki

The developers behind throwback JRPG titles I Am Setsuna and Lost Sphear are back with their third release and things take a bit more of a supernatural turn this time round in Oninaki. Set in a world where lingering spirits eventually turn into monsters, you must travel between the physical world and the “beyond” to save lost souls from their inevitable fate. Souls that you manage to find and recruit during your travels, can then be used during battle against other monsters, allowing you to wield a variety of weapons and skills as a result.

From its art-style alone, it looks like the game isn’t intentionally veering towards a nostalgic look or aiming to replicate the feel of former 16-bit/32-bit JRPGs. Regardless, we won’t have long to wait to see if Square Enix’s newest IP offering can make a name for itself on the Switch, PlayStation 4 and PC, with Oninaki planned for release sometime this summer. Check out the announcement trailer below.