Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Onimusha: Warlords Re-Release Announced

Returning from slumber after almost two decades later, Onimusha: Warlords is going to see a re-release from Capcom in 2019.

Original PlayStation 2 title Onimusha: Warlords from developer/publisher Capcom has been a successful action-adventure game in the early 2000's when it came out. This samurai adventure franchise had some intense sword fights that players loved and went on to generate sequels later. Back in the PS2-era, it sold over two million copies and considering an immense possibility on modern consoles, it has been announced to re-release on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Onimusha: Warlords Re-Release Announced

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Setting to arrive on January 15, 2019, Capcom has released an announcement trailer to relive the experience the game brought to players.




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The story of the title revolves around samurai Samanosuke Akechi of feudal Japan going on a mission with ninja Kaede on a mission to save Princess Yuki from invading demon hordes that led an attacked on her. Even though it simply started as a quest to retrieve the Princess in the beginning, it turns out to be a major sinister plan soon. Aside from wielding his katana for sword-fighting, Samanosuke also employs a mystical Oni Gauntlet to replenish health and empower his weapons.

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Samanosuke Akechi and Kaede

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What many fans from today do not know is that Onimusha: Warlords was originally planned as a spin-off title of their survival horror flagship series of Resident Evil. They initially planned to set the game on a mansion with booby traps and hidden passages with ninjas lurking around in every corner to take you down. However, they eventually decided to go on a different path and we got a good game instead of a disaster. The fixed camera angle feature is the one aspect that remained though.

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Swords and Demons

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The newly released version of the game will have a set of new features with this re-release and to play as a duty-bound samurai will be lot more enjoyable than it ever was. From its cinematic shorts to character and environment design, everything received a high-definition upgrade. Both the default display screen and a modern widescreen display is there to choose from except for a select few menus. Whether you want to play it old school style or with modern controls, you are in for a treat.