The second game in the Onechanbara
series, though the third in the franchise, The Oneechanbara 2 builds on the engine established in the original game, Zombie Zone
. The Oneechanbara 2 is a hack and slash game in the vein of Capcom
's Devil May Cry
's Dynasty Warriors
games. This time, Aya
is joined by her sister, Saki
, and the mysterious Reiko
as they must find the cause of a second Zombie
outbreak. Retaining the "Cool Combo" system and the Rage and Blood meters found in the first game, The Oneechanbara 2 added some character specific moves, such as Aya's throwing knives, as well as smarter enemies, and new way's to defeat enemies. It also introduced a tag
system to the series, allowing the player to select two characters and switch between them at anytime.
Alongside the story mode, the game also featured the arena style survival mode and the quest system. All these features were improved slightly, with all the story levels being different, the survival arena's being unique, and the quest being much more varied.
The Oneechanbara 2 is the only game in the franchise not released in English.
"My name is Aya. I am the scion of a line of sword-weilding assassins going back hundreds of years. I have a sister, Saki, who carries the same blood I do. Ever since a brutal tragedy 49 days ago, she has been unable to regain conciousness. Then, one day, while being moved to another hospitalm she disappeared. Was she taken by someone ? Or... did she leave by herself ? All that was there was an ambulance smeared in crimson blood. Desperate to find my sister, I wasted no time in following her trail..."