Well, I guess you can say we called it. In an exciting turn of events, Capcom announced the original Onimusha: Warlords will be coming to Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and Steam on January 15, 2019. Originally released in 2001 on the PS2, the remaster comes with updated HD graphics, analog stick support, a brand new soundtrack, and more.
Onimusha: Warlords still follows the story of Samanosuke Mitsuhide Akechi as he masters the blade and gains power with each demon he slays. The game originally was praised for its tight combat, captivating story, and its at the time, unique fictionally historic setting. It’s clear to see its influence on modern titles like Nioh and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.
Japanese actor Takeshi Kaneshiro, the voice of Samanosuke, joined the project as a guest creator. All of the voice acting segments and the soundtrack have been re-recorded, and all of the graphics and cutscenes have been given a nice HD facelift. Widescreen support and a screen scroll feature let you play in a wider aspect ratio without missing out on areas that wouldn’t be displayed. Lastly, analog stick support and a new easy mode make the remaster a much more accessible entry.
Following a slew of remakes and remaster announcements, Onimusha releases just a short ten days before Capcoms other anticipated callback, Resident Evil 2 Remake. Onimusha: Warlords will release digitally on all platforms for $19.99, and a physical version will be available in North America for PS4 and Xbox One.
Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more news and information on Onimusha 2019 as it develops.