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Meet Sovereign Lobelia And Her Son Leo In Oninaki

Square Enix has introduced Lobelia and Leo, characters that will appear in Oninaki – the Tokyo RPG Factory-developed action RPG.

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Lobelia

“As sovereign, I have a duty to protect this realm from harm. And you, the living, bound as you are to life, have a duty to celebrate all creation.”

The sovereign lives a life of isolation, able to trust in none but herself. Lobelia can seem cold and aloof, remaining at a distance from those around her, and seldom appearing before her people. Indeed, many of her subjects would scarcely recognize her at all. To Lobelia nothing is more important than upholding the tenets of reincarnation, and it is clear she will not tolerate even the slightest deviation.

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Leo

“If you stand against me, you stand against the sovereign. You stand against the realm itself.”

Lobelia’s right-hand man, and trueborn son. Since his youngest days, Leo has revered Lobelia not as mother, but as sovereign. There are no others Leo trusts, none whom he calls friend—but he has never begrudged her that. Leo follows the sovereign’s words with blind devotion, and pays no heed to anyone else, a fact which has put him at odds with the Watchers.

In Oninaki, you will have the chance to explore the world as a mysterious Watcher called Kagachi – duty-bound to sever the bonds that tie the Lost Souls to the Living World.

Only with his guidance can these wandering souls return to the Beyond – the realm of the dead – so that they can continue the cyclical process of reincarnation over again.

After he meets Linne, a mysterious young girl with no memory of her past, his fate becomes entwined with blood and death.

While on his journey, you will also meet Kushi, an exemplary Watcher and trusted leader, Mayura, a Watcher with a kind heart, and the malicious Night Devil – a swordsman from a forgotten time who is hunting Linne.

In battle, you must harness the power of Daemons – a special type of Lost Soul who could not be reincarnated. Each Daemon represents a different weapon type, and you can manage their Daemon’s skills – switching between them in real-time to deal devastating blows to your enemies.

Oninaki will release on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide on August 22nd.

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