Upcoming JRPG Oninaki is now just a couple of months away from launching on Nintendo Switch. In preparation for the release, new screenshots and character details have been revealed.

Let's kick things off with those lovely screenshots. We've handpicked a few which represent both the story elements present in the game, as well as the main gameplay itself. Take a look below.



The new character information comes in the form of introduction texts for both Lobelia and Leo. We've also got official descriptions which tell us a little more about their personalities.

Character Introduction Text:

“As sovereign, I have a duty to protect this realm from harm. And you, the living, bound as you are to life, have a duty to celebrate all creation.”

The sovereign lives a life of isolation, able to trust in none but herself. Lobelia can seem cold and aloof, remaining at a distance from those around her, and seldom appearing before her people. Indeed, many of her subjects would scarcely recognize her at all. To Lobelia nothing is more important than upholding the tenets of reincarnation, and it is clear she will not tolerate even the slightest deviation.

“If you stand against me, you stand against the sovereign. You stand against the realm itself.”

Lobelia’s right-hand man, and trueborn son. Since his youngest days, Leo has revered Lobelia not as mother, but as sovereign. There are no others Leo trusts, none whom he calls friend—but he has never begrudged her that. Leo follows the sovereign’s words with blind devotion, and pays no heed to anyone else, a fact which has put him at odds with the Watchers.

Oninaki launches on 22nd August and is being published by Square Enix and developed by Tokyo RPG Factory. Interestingly, Chrono Trigger director Takashi Tokita is working on the game as creative producer.

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