Onechanbara slices a path to North America

By Spencer . July 9, 2008 . 7:44pm


In the eighties I couldn’t imagine Nintendo approving a game like the Onechanbara, but the blend of blood and bikinis is coming to North American Wiis in 2009. Times have changed, for the better. Onechanbara: Bikini Zombie Slayers even keeps a B-rated movie name to match the simple slice and dice action the series is known for. Hopefully, D3 Publisher will give Onechanbara: Bikini Zombie Slayers a B-rated price too. Charging $50 for a localized version of Onechanbara R will start the franchise on the wrong foot when it debuts in the USA. Bikini wearing zombie slayers are old news for Europe. The PS2 games have been localized as Zombie Zone and Zombie Hunters.


Images courtesy of D3 Publisher.

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  • Paul

    Yes! I’ve been waiting for these games to get a release! Hope they localize the 360 versions.

  • Noli

    About time! ..though I wish it would have been the 360 one.. :\

  • jeffx

    This is awesome. I’m going to see the movie this weekend.

  • alice

    Day one purchase.

  • Andy

    Spectacular. Though I also wish it were the 360 version instead. I’d much rather use a normal controller than have a waggle fest.

  • jarrod

    I remember an interview with D3 USA mentioning they had plans to sumbit Onechanbara 360 for release way back… I’m guessing it didn’t pass MGS conecpt approval?

  • K

    This news makes me happy. I was a fan of the PS2 games.But if D3 is going to charge 49.99 for the title I hope it is improved over the Japanese version or has some type of extras. If its a straight port 29.99 would be a better price.

  • Daizyujin

    This is going to be a niche title in every sense. With the combination of the M rating that the game is sure to get, the fact it is on the Wii where these games don’t usually sell millions of copies (there are exceptions I know), and the fact that this probably won’t do anything better than every other game out there they would be stupid to think it will sell at $50. K has it right, $30 is probably the optimal price. Oh and I also want the 360 version which frankly I would think would sell better due to the console’s more adult game oriented install base. I have yet to play any of them, so what is this #4?

  • EvilAkito

    This game looks so stupid, but I sort of want it. I’m honestly hoping for a $19.99 though. Of course, since it’s a budget game on Wii, it’ll probably cost $39.99 (Dragon Blade anyone?).

    So what exactly are the controls like? Is it really all waggle, or do they do it more of a No More Heroes style?

  • jarrod

    It’ll undoubtedly be $39.99 upfront, but if you wait a month or two it’ll likely drop to half that. Seems to be the general case for Wii “budget” imports (Zack & Wiki, Dragon Blade, etc).

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