Alongside Kenei Games, two publishers, Clouded Leopard Entertainment and Shueisha Games have started to show more of the game.
The game’s Steam page reads, “One-of-a-kind, unique action! The protagonist, Kuuta, attacks the enemy’s physical body using his club, but this won’t defeat it. Kazemaru can suck the enemy’s spirit out of its body, and by destroying that spirit, Kuuta can then claim victory. By playing both Kuuta and Kazemaru simultaneously, you’ll be able to tackle a variety of enemies, from small fries to giant bosses.
A different way to level up! Kisejima, where the game takes place, is divided into three areas with various challenges ranging from fighting enemies to escort missions. The player can also level up by running away from pursuing monsters, like a game of tag, and collecting mushrooms that grow in clusters to purchase upgraded clubs.
The story takes place on Kisejima, a small island in the middle of the ocean. Here, it is said that the power that lies dormant within the local demon spirits can be drawn out by challenging them to trials, where ancient demons once defeated by Momotaro are summoned to battle. However, few have ever returned from Kisejima alive. Characters: Kuuta, a demon warrior, and his spirit partner, Kazemaru. Kuuta, the protagonist, is the only survivor of the Demon King’s army that faced Momotaro in battle. He and Kazemaru, a mysterious spirit that lives on Kisejima, team up to take on challenges of all shapes and sizes!
Kisejima may not be significant, but the colourful artwork by Kenei Design, with its dazzling green meadows, looming forests, and plains of floating megaliths, offers an extraordinary emotional impact, unlike any other action game. Its sole creator has invented a mini-world in which every location is marked by its unique appeal. ONI is an invitation for players to enjoy a small-world experience, for a change!”
ONI: Road to be the Mightiest Oni is scheduled for release this year for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and PC (Steam). New images and a video have been released from the Japanese indie.