The game puts players in the role of Kagachi, a ‘Watcher’ travelling between the world of the living and the world of the dead, to save the souls of the Lost.
In executing his duties as a watcher and fighting the Fallen, Kagachi is possessed by the spirits of daemons, each fulfilling the kinds of “job” roles you would see in a traditional RPG.
Square Enix says players should expect hack and slash style battles, deep customization of daemons and weapons, plus a satisfying story.
“Oninaki is set in a special and unique new world: a world where reincarnation is real and known by everyone,” game director Atsushi Hashimoto told the PlayStation Blog.
“This makes for some pretty interesting changes to the narrative and gameplay that we hope players will appreciate when exploring this exciting new world.”
Oninaki will release on August 22.