During an interview with Nobuyuki Okajima, Earth Defense Force series and Onechanbara Origin producer, Noisy Pixel had to ask about future plans for the Onechanbara series. With a bundled remake of the first two games in the series, Onechanbara Origin, releasing in Japan sometime this year, now seems to be the perfect time to start thinking about plans to make the next installment in the series.
As he previously mentioned in other interviews, Nobuyuki did tell us that there are plans to release Onechanbara Origin in the West. No exact release date or release window was given, however. As a follow-up question, Noisy Pixel asked if there’s a possibility of there being another game in the Onechanbara series, in which Nobuyuki responded as follows, “Yes, of course! If the remake [Onechanbra Origin] sells really well, then maybe we will make a sequel.”
Originally launched in Japan in 2004, the Onechanbara series didn’t make its way to the West until February 10, 2009, when both Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad launched on Xbox 360 and OneChanbara: Bikini Zombie Slayers released on the Wii. The last Onechanbara title that came over to the West was Onechanbara Z2: Chaos for PlayStation 4 on July 21, 2015. The series has gained a cult following over the years and is loved by fans because of its campy story, over-the-top and addictive combat and violence, and sexual fan service.
If you’re one of those series fans and want a new installment of the series, then make sure to pick up a copy of Onechanbra Origin — either get an import of the Japan release or wait for the Western release — to further support the series. We’ll be sure to keep you updated on any news regarding when Onechanbara Origin will be coming West.
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