A remastered version of Onimusha: Warlords comes to PS4, Xbox One, Switch and Steam on January 1
The adventure game – which plays a bit like Devil May Cry – was originally released on PS2 in 2001, and has a 86 score on Metacritic.
It is set in feudal Japan and follows Samurai Samanosuke Akechi while fighting the demonic powers of Nobunaga Oda, and tries to save his cousin Princess Yuki from his clutches.
The remaster is updated with HD graphics, analog stick support and a new audio track with newly recorded Japanese voice recorder.
The screen settings can also be changed between 4: 3 and 16: 9 at any time in the game. A widescreen widescreen feature adjusts the player's movements to show areas that are otherwise not fully visible.
The game's simple mode can also be chosen from the beginning – in the original you had to lose to the first boss three times before it became available.
It will be available digitally in the US and Europe for $ 19.99 / € 19.99 / £ 15.99 in all formats, with a physical release of the PS4 and Xbox One version only in the United States.
The original was remarkable in These character movements were created using motion recordings, with actor and singer Takeshi Kaneshiro as comic book and voice actor for Samanosuke. The game's villain, Nobunaga, was based on a true feudal lord at the end of the 16th century who tried to reconcile Japan.
A previous resume, Genma Onimusha, came to the Xbox in 2002, with several areas, bosses, costumes and game mechanics. We have asked Capcom if these features will be included in the remaster.
It had a couple of direct sequelers, Onimusha 2: Samurai's Destiny and Onimusha 3: Demon Siege (as a movement hunter Jean Reno), as well as follow-up Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams – all on PS2.
There were also two forgettable spinoffs, Onimusha Tactics on Game Boy Advance and Onimusha: Blade Warriors on PS2.
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