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Capcom announces Onimusha: Warlords remastered for PC and consoles

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Early this month, we reported that Capcom plans to explore more remakes and remasters going forward after the great reception of the Resident Evil 2 remake. The developer and publisher clearly aren’t just sitting on their hands with this initiative, as they have announced a remaster of Onimusha: Warlords that will be releasing for PC, PS4, Xbox One and the Nintendo Switch on 15 January 2019.

Onimusha: Warlords was first released for the PlayStation 2 all the way back in 2001 and judging by the reaction of fans regarding the announcement so far, Onimusha definitely has a loyal following. Since I only started gaming on consoles a couple of years back, I’m pretty excited to be able to play this classic title next year.

For those unfamiliar with the game, it is set in Feudal Japan and tells the story of a samurai named Samanosuke and a ninja named Kaede on a journey to rescue a princess. The game's description reads:

Onimusha: Warlords follows the battle-filled journey of samurai Samanosuke Akechi and ninja Kaede on a quest to save Princess Yuki from a legion of mysterious demons who have invaded Inabayama Castle. As the two travel throughout the castle, they unravel a malevolent plot by those who would serve the evil lord Nobunaga Oda. Using sword-based combat, a magical Oni Gauntlet and puzzle solving, players need to call on both brawn and creativity to defeat the demonic foes.

From the reveal trailer (view at the bottom of this article), the combat looks sharp, brutal and exceptionally fun. The remaster of Onimusha: Warlords boasts a new soundtrack, high-definition graphics, a wide-screen option, analog stick support and even an easy mode option for those who aren’t up to the challenge of the original.

According to a press release, the remaster will include some really great features, which you can read about below while checking out some screenshots.

High-Definition Graphics – Characters, background graphics, and cut scenes have been given a high-definition upgrade to enhance the visibility on your 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.

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Screen Scroll Feature – A screen scroll feature has also been added for widescreen display. The background scrolls up and down according to players’ movements, showing areas that can’t be fully displayed from certain positions.

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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.

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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.

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New Soundtrack – A brand new soundtrack and Japanese voices have been recorded to accompany the newest release of Onimusha: Warlords.

Onimusha: Warlords wills set you back $19.99 when it releases in January 2019. Check out the announcement trailer below and tell us what you think in the comment section.

Source: Press Release

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