Today Capcom made a surprise announcement revealing Onimusha: Warlords, a remaster for the original PS2 game from 2001.
The game will launch on January 15th, 2019 for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
Below you can find a set of bullet points with the new features and improvements.
- 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.
If you’re unfamiliar with Onimusha: Warlords, it tells the story of samurai Samanosuke Akechi and ninja Kade as they struggle to rescue princess Yuki from an army of demons. It’s a legendary game that spawned a beloved franchise that many wanted to see return. Today it happened, absolutely out of nowhere.
While it’s not the much-requested new game from the franchise, nor a spectacular remake like Resident Evil 2, at least it’s not a browser game. I’ll consider this a day for celebration. As a matter of fact, when I saw the press release in my inbox, I literally screamed.
The game will cost only $19.99. It will receive a physical release for PS4 and Xbox One in North America, while Europe, Switch, and PC will only get a digital downloads. Below you can check out the announcement trailer and screenshots.