Onsen Master: Hot springs can now be supervised

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Xbox players can now take care of their own hot springs and clients in Onsen Master.

From Whitethorn Games – publisher of cozy indie hits like APICO, Wytchwood and Lake – and developer Waking Oni Games, the hot spring customer management arcade game Onsen Master is now available on Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch and PC available via Steam.

Derrick Fields, Founder of Waking Oni Games said, “Onsen Master has been a part of my life for the past seven years. Me and the whole team at Waking Oni Games are excited to finally share the finished vision with the world!”

dr Matthew White, CEO of Whitethorn Games: “It has been a real pleasure working with the Waking Oni Games team. Onsen Master is a wonderful, unique game that we are proud to be a part of. We look forward to people being able to experience it to the fullest!”

Onsen Master features single and two-player arcade-style co-op, in which players must mentor their hot spring customers, preparing and assembling the right ingredients to cure their ailments. It can be hectic enough just walking around the hot springs, chatting up roving customers and putting the right remedies in the right baths, but pesky yokai still try to spoil the excellent service for the players.

A dark cloud hangs over the island of Izajima, and its effects weigh heavily on the residents. Malevolent spirits called yokai run amok in the island’s hot springs. And the great onsen master, keeper of hot springs and healer of diseases, has mysteriously disappeared. Players take on the role of his apprentice Mu to restore balance and find out what happened to the onsen master!

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  • Spring Fling: Experience a short and sweet story for up to two players and explore the island of Izajima in a visual novel-style narrative with a cute anime aesthetic.
  • The customer is always right: skip the story and jump straight into arcade mode! Choose one of the 6 hot spring levels to put your customer service skills to the test.
  • The Heat is On: Take on other players in a competitive couch multiplayer mode where each player must serve their customers in the same hot spring.
  • Spa Music: An original soundtrack full of melodies reminiscent of a feudal fairy tale composed by Dorrell Ettienne.

Onsen Master launch trailer:

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