Hot off the presses: capcom has just announced that they will be releasing a remastered version of one of their most cherished IP’s; none other than Onimusha: Warlords! Onimusha follows the story of the Samurai demon slayer, Samanosuke through his adventures and struggles against the tyrant Nobunaga in feudal Japan.
The remaster- slated for release on PS4, Xbox One, Switch and PC will be out on January 15th, 2019 for digital download and physicals will be available for both PS4 and Xbox One. You can check out the trailer below.
The game is rumored to have much more advanced visuals, a new soundtrack, widescreen mode and a completely revamped control scheme that’s been updated for analog controllers complete with an “easy” mode for more relaxed gamers. However, the game’s traditional controls and difficulty will be available for diehard fans of the classic game. Digital versions will be available for just $20 and no word yet on if the physicals will be released at the same price point. Check out an in depth video about the new features here:
With all of the recent hype capcom has seen from fans after announcing the RE2 remake, there is no doubt that this is an attempt to see if one of the best games ever released on the PS2 will still have a market today. I, for one, could not be more excited for the implications. If Onimusha sells well, we just might get lucky with the rest of the series. Let’s also not forget that Capcom is the company that’s also putting out DMC5, which comes across as a move purely for their fans. Does this mean we may actually get an Onimusha 4? We all know that the Onimusha 4 (Dawn of Dreams) they actually put out back in March of 2006 doesn’t really count, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed. Only time will tell what the future holds for Capcom and the fans of Onimusha and keep an eye out on The Player Way because when we know, you’ll know.