Oniken: Unstoppable Edition Coming Soon to Xbox One
There’s been a real resurgence of 8-bit style games of late, and Oniken: Unstoppable Edition taps into that bigtime. The game, released first on PC and then ported to Nintendo switch, will now be making a move over to the Xbox One – available December 24th.
The action-adventure looks like a fun romp back to the past, especially in the cutscenes. As someone that had a Sega Master System and later a Sega Genesis under the TV, these games were my childhood when I wasn’t at the rink or the ball diamond.
Here’s the press release:
Retro action-platformer Oniken: Unstoppable Edition coming soon to Xbox One
JoyMasher’s challenging, nostalgia-powered adventure slashes its way to Xbox One at the end of the month, pre-orders open now
10 December 2019 – Indie publisher Digerati and developer JoyMasher (Blazing Chrome) are delighted to announce the release date for Oniken: Unstoppable Edition on Xbox One – the 8-bit action-platformer can be pre-ordered now from the Xbox Store, and will be available to download from 24 December.
The Unstoppable Edition enhances the acclaimed hardcore challenge of Oniken with a bevy of gameplay, level design, and graphical improvements.
First released on PC, and ported to Nintendo Switch earlier this year, Oniken is a loving homage to one of gaming’s golden ages that has been applauded by critics and embraced by fans:
Defunct Games – “A killer story, non-stop action, incredible cinemas, massive boss fights and a whole bunch of awesome unlockables… Oniken is a retro remake done right”
The Switch Effect – “If you’re looking for that throwback nostalgia, this game will be near-perfect for you”
Destructoid – “If you love 8-bit games and hate yourself, dying repeatedly within Oniken’s six merciless levels brings its own form of joy that is rare in games these days”
About the game
In a post-apocalyptic future controlled by a sinister corporation, ninja mercenary Zaku is the last hope for humanity. Inspired by the demanding gameplay of 8-bit action/platformers, Oniken: Unstoppable Edition pits your agility and swordplay against a gauntlet of enemies, traps, and challenging bosses.
- 8-bit inspired pixel art and music
- Cinematic cutscenes
- Six difficult missions, plus additional bonus stages
- Battle 18+ bosses in the campaign or Boss Rush mode
- Single-life Hardcore Mode for a true challenge
- Go full retro with TV Filter (CRT) and Window Screen Size (4:3) options
Oniken: Unstoppable Edition will also be released for PS4 early next year (exact date still to be confirmed).