Zombie slaying gets sexy with Onee Chanbara Origin

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I have always been interested in the Onechanbara games. I mean, any time you mix zombie hunting with sexy slayers, you have my attention. As a longtime fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, I could see definite parallels. But I never found the time to pick up the Onechanbara games on my PS2, much to my chagrin. Thankfully, I can soon remedy that error. See, a new game is coming out to tie together the first entries in the series called Onee Chanbara Origin. It’s slated to release for PS4 and Steam, and it looks to deftly weave together elements from both games while also being a standalone adventure.

Onee Chanbara Origin | Finisher

I’m quite excited by the revival of the Onechanbara series with Onee Chanbara Origin. While I would prefer it also head to Switch, at least it’s widely available on Steam and PS4. To read more details about the upcoming game, just check out the press release below!

The World’s Sexiest Zombie Slayers
Slash Through Zombies in Sensuous Style
as Reimagined “Onee Chanbara Origin”
Heads for PlayStation®4 and PC on October 14!

D3PUBLISHER Inc. Announces English Reimagining of the Classic Hack ‘n Slash “Onee Chanbara” Series for North America and Europe

Onee Chanbara Origin | Destiny

Oakland, CA – September 8, 2020 — D3PUBLISHER Inc., a leading Japanese games publisher, is excited to announce today that Japanese high-speed action hack ‘n slash zombie slayer game, “Onee Chanbara Origin” will resurrect new life into a North American and European digital launch on October 14 for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Windows PC via Steam®.

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“Onee Chanbara Origin” is a complete HD remake with all new art style graphics and optimized storytelling, combining both “The Onechanbara” and “The Onechanbara 2” games, which were originally released for PlayStation®2 in 2004 and 2005. Now featuring all renewed main character designs, redesigned by main character “Onechanbara” series designer Katsumi Enami, “Onee Chanbara Origin” tells a new interpretation of the story of the two half-sisters, Aya and Saki, bound by mutual hatred and locked in a brutal fight to the death, eventually overcoming their cruel fate and fighting alongside one another to find their father in this high-speed action-adventure hack ‘n slash game series.

Onee Chanbara Origin | Boss

“Onee Chanbara Origin” follows the zombie-hunters, Aya and Saki’s fate into destroying each other and leads into the second of the series, “The Onechanbara 2”. After the sisters overcome their cruel fate in killing one another, they overcome their rivalry against one another and ally together to depart on their journey of finding their father, Oboro, after he leaves behind a message that names “Eva” as the mastermind behind his wife’s death and all of the chaos that ensued between the two sisters, including the vice that made Saki insane and hell-bent on avenging her mother. Little do they know they are coming even closer to the truth and their true enemy.

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Play as a zombie hunter and battle through the stages with high-speed real-time swordplay, completing objectives and tasks while hacking and brawling through hordes of the Undead. Each character’s weapons become progressively covered in blood as players fight off zombies in gruesome detail. Occasionally, players may even transform into demons for short bursts of added power and energy with the downside cost of life energy. Each zombie hunter has her own unique abilities, and skillful play is rewarded for cooler combinations. Players can enjoy the game with full English voice-acting or play through with the original Japanese performances with English subtitles.

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Developed by Tamsoft and published by D3PUBLISHER, “Onee Chanbara Origin” will be released digitally on PlayStation®Store and PC via Steam on October 14, which players and fans can now wishlist today. This game has been rated “M for Mature” by the ESRB.


About Josh Speer

Josh is a passionate gamer, finding time to clock in around 30-40 hours of gaming a week. He discovered Operation Rainfall while avidly following the localization of the Big 3 Wii RPGs. He enjoys SHMUPS, Platformers, RPGs, Roguelikes and the occasional Fighter. He’s also an unashamedly giant Mega Man fan, having played the series since he was eight. As Head Editor and Review Manager, he spends far too much time editing reviews and random articles. In his limited spare time he devours indies whole and anticipates the release of quirky, unpredictable and innovative games.