Samurai classic 'Onimusha: Warlords' launches on Xbox One and PC in January
Onimusha is back and better than ever.
Did you own a PlayStation 2 when you were younger? Do you remember Onimusha: Warlords? The game originally launched in 2001, and fused visceral combat with a cinematic story. The title was a massive success for Capcom because it went on to garner terrific reviews and sell over two million units.
Today, the publisher said that it's bringing the classic back for current-generation systems. The rerelease features high-definition visuals, widescreen support, analog stick movement, an "Easy Mode", and a new soundtrack. The game should launch on Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4 on January 15, 2019.
According to Capcom, Onimusha: Warlords follows the 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 dark plot by the evil lord Nobunaga Oda.
The game will cost $19.99 on digital storefronts, with a physical release in North America for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 only.
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Oh hell yes
I remember playing this on the original Xbox. Man, what a fun and addictive game. The visuals were really amazing for its time and the story was really compelling. It broke my heart when I learned they wouldn't release the follow ups on Xbox. I've since played them on PS2 emulators and, while they were fun, nothing quite matched the experience of the original. Genma Onimusha forever!
Another classic returning, this is great news! This quarter is shaping up to be a legendary quarter for classic games and I hope we see hell of a lot more classic games being revived and returning to consoles + perhaps PC too.