Anime MMO Onigiri coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 ‘soon’

    
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The anime-saturated Onigiri is about to make the leap from Japan to the west on consoles as a free-to-play MMO.

What we have here is an action MMO with lots of button mashing, dungeon diving, and wholesale slaughter of Japanese mythical creatures. Players slip into one of five classes and take on the role of a demon hunter in ancient Japan.

Onigiri was originally supposed to release this month on the Xbox One but was delayed due to “scheduling issues.” A PlayStation 4 version is expected to follow later this year. You can check out the quick trailer after the jump!

Source: Windows Central, Onigiri. Thanks to Jose for the tip!
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Ceder NemuiByakko

Cedar, that is a very racist remark made against the Japanese. You might hate on them for the atrocities committed in World War II or you might hate on them for perversity. But don’t use that as a base to describe the entire population please. There are plenty of Japanese people down here in New Zealand who are actually ashamed of what their previous generation did in World War II and there are decent Japanese folks amongst us in New Zealand who are averse to sexually offensive content. So I think it’s best not to discriminate against the Japanese, who are hard working in society and very polite to foreigners to date.

While I agree the game is executed terribly due to ONE Japanese company, it is not fair to use the title against it as the Kanji says otherwise. And it is immature to disrespect the Kanji and just use the latin pronunciation. You would most likely not be accepted by many in Japan if you mock their language from the Kanji aspect regardless if you can read romaji, hiragana and katagana.

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This game (I speak from experience on PC) is fricken terrible. Oh god is it terrible. Trust me you guys, stay away. Cyberstep is not to be trusted. These guys are notorious for being ridiculously lazy, horrible at coding and worst of all; aiming to milk you dry. More than any other F2P publisher. You need to use cash shop currency to buy items from player shops.

You read that right. You need to pay REAL money..to buy items from in-game PLAYER-RUN SHOPS. The economy is locked off to you unless you pay real money. This is more of a travesty than even Neverwinter’s Astral Diamond/Zen Exchange.

Cyberstep takes console players for fools since there’s barely any MMOs on consoles (comparatively to PC anyway). Do not let them rob you. Stay away. Trust me on this.

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PaulRAcevedo Oh I didn’t mean that the graphics were a negative as I think there are some great games with dated graphics, but the small playerbase and the older graphics just made me feel the game was dying, but all games are dying I suppose. To me, it just seems odd that they are using all those resources to get the game on PS4 and Xbone, but it seems I was wrong and there is interest. Pretty neat, actually.

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Jamochet Sure it’s a niche game, but there’s a place for niche games in this world too. The combat is pretty good for an MMORPG (a bit Phantasy Star Online-like), the Japanese mythological setting is unique and appealing, and the writing is better than you’d expect. Plus it’s quite fairly monetized for a free to play game.
I know the dated graphics are hard to see past, but games have more value than just their graphics. It’s always good to have more MMOs on consoles anyway – the more choice the better. The Xbox One in particular is hurting for Japanese games, so it’s especially welcome there.

Thanks for the polite response. :)

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PaulRAcevedo When I played the PC version a few months ago it seemed like the playerbase was super small. The game looks fairly dated so it seems like most people don’t care that it exists. I think it is awesome you are having fun with it! I really just thought there wasn’t anything special about it.

PaulRAcevedo
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Jamochet Good thing you don’t decide what’s good and bad for the rest of us then. :P

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I wish they would stop making such a fuss over bad games. No one wants this on consoles… most people don’t want it on PC.

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NemuiByakko Ceder  The distinction with regards to the kanji cannot be made for the non japanophiles etc as obviously those folks cannot read kanji. Thus my original statements still stand.

As for the jp preteen etc, I’ll let my two younger nephews here in Japan know you disagree with em(Btw a third one actually works in the games industry as a tester here but not for this company… and he too when I asked him felt I wasn’t in the wrong.  He wasn’t exactly sure either that this would be received well in the west for other reasons too).

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A Dad Supreme Greaterdivinity I find it perfectly enjoyable on Xbox One. Just because it’s not the cream of the crop doesn’t mean it doesn’t have lots of fun to offer (and a setting that some of us quite enjoy).

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Ceder NemuiByakko FYI right above “onigiri” in latin letters it is written in kanji, so distinction can be made with 100% precision. What you “stated” was just superficial and wrong attempt to make sweeping statement about the game that you evidently never played. Btw I played it; it is not stellar but not especially bad. All your points about “jp pre-teen” etc are completely off-mark.