Square Enix has released a free Switch demo for Oninaki on eShop today, along with a new trailer!
The demo can now be downloaded via eShop in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan and requires 1.4GB of free space. It will go live in North America on July 23rd, a bit delayed due to time difference.
The full game, however, will take up 2.7GB of space, according to the Japanese eShop listing. Oninaki will be hitting the Nintendo Switch on 22nd August 2019.
Here’s the announcement and demo overview:
We started distribution of the trial version! Please try playing with the Switch version, PS4 version, if you like it! The Steam version will also be delayed slightly due to the time difference, but will be delivered tomorrow!
— Tokyo RPG Factory (@tokyorpgfactory) July 23, 2019
The Oninaki demo includes a “Story Mode” that lets you experience the opening part of an epic tale about life, death and reincarnation, and “Battle Mode” where you can enjoy thrilling combat using an upgraded character possessed by four daemons that perform different job roles. You can also carry your progress from Story Mode over to the full game.
In Oninaki, you become the Watcher Kagachi, travelling between the world of the living and beyond the veil to the world of the dead, to save the souls of the Lost. You will experience a tumultuous tale of life and death, bound to the precepts of reincarnation.
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.
Oninaki features exciting hack and slash style battles, with deep customization of your daemons and weapons. Experience unique action gameplay combined with a deep and satisfying story.
And here’s the latest “Upgrade and Customize” trailer: