New screenshots showing redesigned Saki also unveiled
Kadokawa's Famitsu.com website revealed on Wednesday that D3 Publisher will release its Onechanbara Origin game for the PlayStation 4 on December 5. The site also revealed new screenshots showing the redesign of the series character Saki.
The game will be a remake based on the first and second games in D3 Publisher's Onechanbara series. The game will ship for the PlayStation 4 in Japan this fall. Katsumi Enami (Baccano!, Restaurant to Another World) is designing the characters in the game. "Metal idol" group Broken By The Scream is performing the game's theme song "Aihakiminomono."
Tamsoft and D3 Publisher developed and published the original PlayStation 2 game in 2004, and released the sequel in 2005. Onechanbara Z2: Chaos, the latest game in the series, shipped for the PlayStation 4 in 2014. XSEED Games and NIS America released the game in 2015 on PS4 in North America and Europe, respectively. D3 Publisher released the game on PC via Steam in 2016.
The series inspired a live-action film in 2008, and a sequel in 2009. Kenji Yamamoto and Saegusa Hattori published the OneeChanbara Kurenai manga in Akita Shoten's Champion RED magazine from 2008 to 2009.