Square Enix has released a free demo for Oninaki on PlayStation Network, Nintendo eShop, and PC via Steam (available July 23). The demo contains both a Story Mode – where the player can experience the game’s opening section – as well as a Battle Mode featuring a mid-game character. Story mode progress can be transferred to the full game at launch.
Here’s the description from the PlayStation Store.
The ONINAKI Demo includes a “Story Mode” that lets you experience the opening part of an epic tale about life, death and reincarnation, and “Battle Mode” where you can enjoy thrilling combat using an upgraded character possessed by four daemons that perform different job roles. You can also carry your progress from Story Mode over to the full game.
In Oninaki, you become the Watcher Kagachi, travelling between the world of the living and beyond the veil to the world of the dead, to save the souls of the Lost. You will experience a tumultuous tale of life and death, bound to the precepts of reincarnation.
In executing his duties as a watcher and fighting the Fallen, Kagachi is possessed by the spirits of daemons, each fulfilling the kinds of “job” roles you would see in a traditional RPG.
Oninaki features exciting hack and slash style battles, with deep customization of your daemons and weapons. Experience unique action gameplay combined with a deep and satisfying story.
Square Enix Japan also released a new trailer for the game, titled ‘Upgrade and Customize’, showcasing some of the game’s skill and equipment systems.