Onimusha Warlords Remaster Announced

The remake of the PS2 action game is coming in January 2019.

By Jon Stevens. Posted 08/30/2018 15:00 Comment on this     ShareThis

Capcom recently announced that a remaster of Onimusha Warlords is coming to Switch, PS4, Xbox One and PC on January 15 2019.

The action-adventure game is the first entry in the Onimusha series and was originally released on PS2 in 2001. The game’s plot sees players take on the roles of a samurai and ninja who are pitted against demonic forces in a quest to save a princess. It was particularly well received on release and this remake promises a range of new features, such as:

  • High-Definition Graphics: Characters, background graphics, and cut scenes have been given a high-definition update to enhance the visibility on players’ quest to save the princess.
  • Widescreen Support, New Display Options: Both the original game’s display (4:3) and more standard widescreen display (16:9) are supported. Display settings can be changed between 4:3 and 16:9 at any time in-game. Specific screens, including parts of the menu screen, are fixed at either 16:9 or 4:3. A screen scroll feature in the widescreen mode adapts to players’ movements to show areas that otherwise aren’t fully visible.
  • Easy Mode Available From Start: Easy Mode is unlocked for players from the start of gameplay, which wasn’t available in the original game. This addition makes it easier for both newcomers and those who haven’t played Onimusha: Warlords for a while to dive into this world right away
  • Analog Stick Support: In addition to the controls from the original, this new release allows players to move using analog sticks. This added feature makes it easier to move instinctively and change directions quickly.
  • New Soundtrack: A brand-new soundtrack and voices have been recorded to accompany the newest release of Onimusha: Warlords.

A gameplay trailer accompanied the announcement, which you can find below:

It was also separately announced that the game will be getting a physical release on Switch and PS4 in Japan (where the game will be available slightly earlier on December 20 2018). As is often the case these days, multiple special editions of the physical version will be available, offering a range of extras, such as a soundtrack, bracelet and wall scroll.

Of course, those of us in the West who don’t intend to import the game will have to make do with a digital copy when it is released on January 15, 2019.

Source: Siliconera 

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