July 01, 2014 - Cyberstep
March 28, 2019 - Steam
February 22, 2014 (JP)
October 06, 2015 (NA)
June 21, 2017 (AU, EU)
November 27, 2014 (JP)
October 02, 2015 (NA)
April 13, 2017 (EU)
July 21, 2017 (JP)
January 30, 2019 (EU, JP, NA)
|Delisting||2018 - 2020 - PlayStation Vita (JP)
July 31, 2020 - Xbox One (EU, JP, NA)
June 11, 2021 - PC [Cyberstep] (NA)
|Available On||PC (Cyberstep [JP, TW], Steam)
|Links||Onigiri english homepage|
Onigiri was first shut down and delisted on PlayStation Vita in Japan. Although we could not find confirmation of the timing, it likely happened between 2019 and 2020. It is possible that it was shut down alongside the retirement of the Xbox One version which Cyberstep announced on June 5th, 2020. The Xbox One version of the game was ultimately shut down on July 31st, 2020. Cyberstep then announced on March 18th, 2021 that the dedicated English language PC version of Onigiri would be shut down on June 11th, 2021.
We regret to inform you that, after much deliberation, we have decided to end service for the USPC version Onigiri, effective 14:00 on June 11, 2021 (Friday) JST. To everyone that has played and is still playing USPC Onigiri, we extend our deepest gratitude and also our condolences for the outcome of this decision. The schedule concerning closure will proceed as follows.
■ Service Closure Schedule
March 19, 2021 14:00 JST： New User Registration will not be permitted
March 19, 2021 14:00 JST： Sale of Onigiri Coins will stop
June 11, 2021 14:00 JST： USPC Onigiri game service will end
July 9, 2021 14:00 JST： Support mails for USPC will no longer be accepted
August 6, 2021 14:00 JST： Support mail for USPC will no longer receive replies
*The above schedule may be changed where necessary. If the schedule needs to be amended, we will post notifications.
■ Concerning Paid Onigiri Coins
Onigiri Coins which you have purchased may be used until the end of service on June 11th, but will no longer be able to be used after the game service has ended. Please be aware that we cannot issue items, bonuses, or refunds of any kind in exchange for unused Onigiri coins at the end of service. We recommend that you use your OC before this time.
■ Concerning game data transfer
Please be aware that we will not be able to transfer game data from the USPC version to any other version at service closure on account of technical limitations. We are sorry for any inconvenience. Thank you for the many wonderful years we’ve spent together in USPC Onigiri. On behalf of the entire management, you have our gratitude for all of your support. Let’s enjoy Onigiri until the end!
Like many online multiplayer titles before it, Onigiri’s selective shutdowns are likely due to dwindling active player counts on these specific platforms. Since the announcement the mobile, console, and Steam releases have continued to operate as normal along with the dedicated Japanese and Taiwanese PC clients. However, in June of 2022 the site was contacted by a Catheon Gaming representative to inform us that a new version of Onigiri was in the works on PC, built with the blockchain and NFTs in mind. Should it prove successful, this version would replace the current Japanese and Taiwanese PC versions of the game.
About the Game
Onigiri is an MMO Action RPG with a fast weapon changing battle system. Join a party of other players or travel with 8 NPC companions on your journey. With simple controls, you can dive into the thrilling world of Onigiri. Switch between weapons to battle through the Youkai.
In a Japan filled with spirits and monsters, ages ago, the land itself was rocked by chaos. From the depths rose the terrible Kamigui who carved a path of destruction through all.
The gods and people struggled for a century. At last, Amaterasu Oomikami, goddess of the Sun, placed three great Seals forcing the Kamigui away and returning peace once again.
Time has passed, and now, one of the great Seals has shattered. A dark force arises once more. On the far western island of Onigashima, fate brings together a young woman and a child of the Oni. The journey of destiny begins now!
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Thanks to Wakayama_PT for submitting this game to the site