By Aaron Evangelisti / January 17th, 2019
Retro inspired action-platformer, Oniken, is heading to a console near you very soon with it’s new Unstoppable Edition.
Oniken was first released for Windows, Linux, and OS X back in 2012 by Brazilian game designer Thais Weiller and the company she co-founded, JoyMasher. It was an action-platformer with a look that emulated the NES and was inspired by games like Ninja Gaiden.
Although the changes to Oniken: Unstoppable Edition aren’t specifically stated in the press release it’s said to include a number of improvements both in terms of graphics and gameplay.
Oniken: Unstoppable Edition will be available for download February 8th for Nintendo Switch with the PS4 and XBox One release being a little later in spring in North America. Those in Asian territories will have to wait a little longer with a planned release sometime in the second quarter of 2019. And finally for those interested in a physical copy you can start pre-ordering for all consoles over on Play-Asia starting January 24th and will also be bundled with another JoyMasher game, Odallus: The Dark Call.
Be sure to checkout the trailer as well as the press release below:
Wield the sword and save the future when Oniken: Unstoppable Edition leaps
onto consoles next month
The retro-style action-platformer arrives on Nintendo Switch this February, PS4/Xbox this spring
17 January 2019 – Indie publisher Digerati and developer JoyMasher have joined forces to bring the fast-paced action of Oniken: Unstoppable Edition to consoles. The game will be available to download from 8 February on Nintendo Switch. PS4 and Xbox One owners can expect the game to release soon after in spring 2019 (exact date TBA).
The Nintendo Switch version will be available with a 20% launch discount for a limited time. In addition, anyone who purchases Oniken: Unstoppable Edition for Nintendo Switch will be entitled to a 10% discount on Odallus: The Dark Call, which is also developed by JoyMasher and is releasing simultaneously on Nintendo Switch with Oniken: Unstoppable Edition.
The Unstoppable Edition enhances the acclaimed hardcore challenge of Oniken with a bevy of gameplay, level design, and graphical improvements.
Destructoid – “If you love 8-bit games and hate yourself, dying repeatedly within Oniken’s six merciless levels brings its own form of joy that is rare in games these days”
RockPaperShotgun – “I’ve had a play, and it’s as authentic as it looks. Right down to my dying over and over on the second level, as I did in every single game like this through the 80s.”
Indie Haven – “Oniken can be summed up in two words: BAD ASS. Most 8-bit homages don’t capture a fraction of the spirit this game possesses.”
Thanks to a partnership with Eastasiasoft Limited, Oniken: Unstoppable Edition will also launch digitally in the second quarter of 2019 (exact date is TBA) for PS4 and Nintendo Switch in Japan and other Asian territories. It will also be available in the following physical versions from Play-Asia.com:
- Oniken: Unstoppable Edition (PS4)
- Oniken + Odallus Collection (PS4/Switch)
- Oniken + Odallus Collection: Limited Edition (Switch)
Release dates are still to be set, but all physical versions will be available to pre-order from Play-Asia starting 24 January, 2019
About the game
In a post-apocalyptic future controlled by a sinister corporation, ninja mercenary Zaku is the last hope for humanity. Inspired by the demanding gameplay of 8-bit action/platformers, Oniken: Unstoppable Edition pits your agility and swordplay against a gauntlet of enemies, traps, and challenging bosses.
- 8-bit inspired pixel art and music
- Cinematic cutscenes
- Six difficult missions, plus additional bonus stages
- Battle 18+ bosses in the campaign or Boss Rush mode
- Single-life Hardcore Mode for a true challenge
As a publisher, Digerati is dedicated to helping independent developers bring their creations to market and into the hands of gamers. We take care of funding, distribution, marketing and production, leaving developers to focus on what they love – making incredible games and unique experiences.
JoyMasher is an indie game studio founded in 2012 by Danilo Dias and Thais Weiller. We made Oniken and Odallus and are currently developing Blazing Chrome and some other fun and secret projects. https://joymasher.com/
About Eastasiasoft Limited
Eastasiasoft Limited is an independent, Hong Kong–based developer and publisher of interactive entertainment specializing in video games and related media. Founded in 2007, Eastasiasoft has published a diverse variety of titles in digital and physical format. Eastasiasoft is a licensed PlayStation, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One publisher. Some of Eastasiasoft’s recently licensed and published games are Ghost Blade HD, Reverie, Rainbow Moon, and the Söldner-X franchise. http://www.eastasiasoft.com/
Founded in 1993, Clickteam is a leading software development company and maintains a lead position in the game development field with their flagship product, Clickteam Fusion 2.5. With a strong company ethos in improving current and future technologies, Clickteam have the expertise and professional experience capable to take on new and existing projects that require conversion for consoles such as PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. http://www.clickteam.
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