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Oninaki is just over a week away of dropping onto the Nintendo Switch and the team simply wished to share their inspirations for making the game. Here’s what they said:

In the world of ONINAKI, the souls of the departed are reincarnated into a new life in the next world, and those that struggle to move on are left stranded as Fallen Souls. For that reason, the characters of ONINAKI pray for their loved ones to move on to the next life and celebrate the lives of those around them in a celebration known as the Seven-Day Sending.

The development team at Tokyo RPG Factory were inspired by the beautiful images of sky lanterns (天灯) and real-world traditions such as Obon when visualising the look and themes of the celebration, and the developers aspire to make players consider what life and death mean for them in their own lives with the evocative and powerful imagery.

Oninaki launches on August 22nd.

Source: BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Australia PR

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Posted by Alex Harding