Capcom is Re-Releasing Onimusha: Warlords in HD

You can expect updated visuals, controls, and music in this remaster.

By Chris Morse

Another Capcom classic is getting the remaster treatment, 17 years later. No, it's not Resident Evil this time but rather the first game in the Onimusha franchise, titled Onimusha: Warlords. The publisher has announced that the game would be re-released for current consoles and will feature updated visuals, modernized controls (with the option of using the classic style), and a new soundtrack.

For those of you who have never played the original, here's a quick primer. Onimusha was originally conceived as a Resident Evil spin-off (at least in terms of gameplay), only with ninjas, set in Japan during the Sengoku period. The game featured a third person view with fixed camera angles similar to classic installments of the survival horror franchise. In the original title, the primary protagonist Akechi faces off against demonic creatures called the Genma using a variety of swords and powers.

The remaster will let you swap between the updated and classic visuals and controls at any time and will retail for only $19.99. The Onimusha: Warlords remaster will arrive on January 15th, 2019 and will be available on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

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Chris Morse

Thanks to friends and family, Chris grew up surrounded by plenty of horror movies and video games. From self-taught web design as a teenager to a formal education in computer science, he has always had a passion for web technologies and has channeled all of those interests into building this website platform. Chris opted to dive straight into horror with this project and is joined by some of those very same influential friends and family here on the staff. When not programming or gaming, you can find him heading to the midwest to cheer on his favorite football team, the Green Bay Packers. Go Pack Go!

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