For me, there might not be a scarier horror subgenre than zombies. I have a rather unhealthy obsession with the living dead, fascinated by their origin and lore and their portrayals in movies and video games, yet irrationally fearful of the idea of them walking among us. (I mean, if they were to become real, 2020 would be the year for that, right?)
On a totally unrelated end of the spectrum, I’ve recently become infatuated with anime and JRPGs specifically, having never really given them much thought in my younger gaming days.
Onee Chanbara Origin seems to be the perfect game to cater to both of these interests, taking a team of the “world’s sexiest zombie slayers” through high-speed Japanese hack ‘n slash action.
Onee Chanbara Origin is an HD remake of The Onechanbara and The Onechanbara 2, which were originally released for PlayStation 2 in 2004 and 2005, respectively. Origin combines both games, adding brand-new art style visuals and an overhauled storytelling system that both newcomers and longtime fans of the series can enjoy, featuring the original Japanese voice performances with English subtitles.