Onmyoji is a certifiable hit in China, Japan, and Korea. Now NetEase is bringing an English version of the Google Play 2017 award winner to the West.

Mobile RPG Onmyoji Soft Launches English Language Version

Onmyoji is a certifiable hit in China, Japan, and Korea. Now NetEase is bringing an English version of the Google Play 2017 award winner to the West.
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Released in Asia at the end of 2016, Onmyoji quickly took players in that market by storm, becoming one of the most-played mobile RPGs in China, Japan, and Korea last year. To date, the game has seen some 200 million downloads and won various awards, including the Google Play 2017 Award for Most Competitive Game in China. Because of that popularity, Onmyoji was also successful in Western countries during that time, despite it not being localized for those countries. 

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However, NetEase has been working to develop an English version of Onmyoji — and today, the company announced the release of a localized version for Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Scandinavia. Available on the Apple App Store and Android Google Play Store, Onmyoji features turn-based PvE and PvP modes, as well as an anime aesthetic that provides the backdrop for a magical journey through a world where spirits and humans battle for dominion over the world. 

Additionally, NetEase plans on bringing Onmyoji to the PC sometime in the future. It will be available via the Facebook Gameroom and Steam. All versions of the game are planned to provide players seamless play between mobile and PC without creating new characters. 

As of this writing, there is no information regarding either a soft or full release of the English version in the United States. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more news and information on Onmyoji as it develops.


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