Oninaki is the next project from Tokyo RPG Factory, the Square Enix team that developed I Am Setsuna and Lost Sphear. Unlike the two aforementioned titles, which were classic JRPGs, Oninaki is an action RPG. And its development is now being bolstered by industry veteran Takashi Tokita as the game’s Creative Producer. He is known for a multitude of projects, including masterminding almost all of Final Fantasy IV as its Designer, working as a Director on the legendary Chrono Trigger, and helming Parasite Eve as the sole Director.
Joining Takashi Tokita on the Oninaki development team are Director Atsushi Hashimoto and scenario writer Hirotaka Inaba. Will they cook up magic together, or will it be another Tokyo RPG Factory game that too many people think of as uninspired and unmemorable? Time will tell! Oninaki will release for Nintendo Switch this summer.
If you want to learn about the full involvement of Tokita in Final Fantasy IV, I happen to have written a pretty comprehensive feature on the game’s development.