TGS: Hands-on with Onechanbara SPECIAL!

The first game that I played at TGS was Onechanbara SPECIAL!. We here at Destructoid have a long history with the Onechanbara series. That’s probably why I was drawn to it. I found this familiar, bikini-clad, zombie murdering fiasco to be quite comforting as I began to navigate the foreign landscape of Japan. Also, there was no line! I wonder why…

The game seems to be taking it’s cues from the Wii build of the game, and includes all four of the playable characters from that title… on its billboard. I’m not sure if all of them will actually be playable in the final game. What I do know is that some of the zombies look exactly like Andore Jr., which is awesome. I think that may have been true of past Onechanbara games as well, but I can’t remember, mostly because Onechanbara games aren’t that memorable.

Still, if this game comes to the US for $15 or less, I’m totally buying it, just for the Andore decapitating lulz.

 

Jonathan Holmes
"Where do dreams end and reality begin? Videogames, I suppose."- Gainax, FLCL Vol. 1 "The beach, the trees, even the clouds in the sky... everything is build from little tiny pieces of stuff. Just like in a Gameboy game... a nice tight little world... and all its inhabitants... made out of little building blocks... Why can't these little pixels be the building blocks for love..? For loss... for understanding"- James Kochalka, Reinventing Everything part 1 "I wonder if James Kolchalka has played Mother 3 yet?" Jonathan Holmes