This certainly wasn’t the news I was expecting on a Tuesday in late August! Capcom nonchalantly drops the announcement that Onimusha: Warlords is coming to current-gen consoles and the Switch in 2019!!!

Sharpen your blade and get ready to SLAY THOSE DEMONS as Samanosuke!!! That bastard Nobugana has captured Princess Yuki. Are you Samurai enough to save her??

For those of you who might have missed out the Onimusha series, think the first three Resident Evil games but with Samurais. And Ninjas. Oh! Don’t forget the demons. At the time of release in 2001, it was one of the first game games that really felt “next-gen”. While this isn’t exactly the remake some people were hoping for, it does come with a bevy of changes:

  • High-Definition Graphics – Characters, background graphics, and cut scenes have been given a high-definition upgrade to enhance the visibility on your 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.

  • Screen Scroll Feature – A screen scroll feature has also been added for widescreen display. The background scrolls up and down according to players’ movements, showing areas that can’t be fully displayed from certain positions.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • New Soundtrack – A brand new soundtrack and Japanese voices have been recorded to accompany the newest release of Onimusha: Warlords.

All for the small sum of $19.99 on January 15, 2019!! Who knows, if this does well enough.. perhaps we will see the Onimusha 2-4 ported to current-gen consoles. If those do successful?! MAYBE A NEW ONIMUSHA?! I GOTTA BELIEVE!!

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