I’ll play just about anything with samurai (please be good, Ghost of Tsushima), but somehow I missed the Onimusha series. Maybe I was too busy failing college courses and enjoying enthralling gaming sessions on PC, but I don’t have any excuses now. Capcom has announced Onimusha: Warlords is coming to the PS4, and, along with the normal HD-ification, it is receiving a few improvements.
Before I get into them, remember that Onimusha: Warlords was released on the PS2 in 2001. Keep that in mind when you learn that the game will now allow you to move your characters with the analog sticks. If you are old school to your core, you can still use the d-pad. They will also allow you to switch between widescreen and the original display mode at will. Some menus will remain the same, but you can visually return to the era when Creed’s “With Arms Wide Open” was playing non-stop on the radio. Or not.
The game will also make Easy Mode available from the start and have a new soundtrack “inspired by feudal Japan”. I am not sure if you will be able to switch between the original soundtrack and the new soundtrack, but it would be a nice option.
The story centers around a samurai named Samanosuke Akechi and the ninja, Kaede, as they try to save Princess Yuki from a demon-infested castle. Samanosuke will use a katana and gauntlet to gather the souls of demons to heal and improve his weapons.
Onimusha: Warlords will be available in a physical and digital release in NA, but Europe will only see a digital version. The NA version will be $19.99, but the EU PlayStation Blog doesn’t specify a price.
Prepare for some demon-slaying action on January 15th, 2019.
Jason became terminally addicted to videogames after receiving the NES at an early age. This addiction grew to include PC gaming and was cemented with the launch of the PS2. From then on, he was afflicted with epic RPGs, tense shooters, and deep strategy games, never becoming skillful, but never able to quit. He continues to play games (poorly) and share his passion for them to anyone willing to listen.