Onimusha: Warlords Returns To Consoles This January
Fans of Capcom’s output during the PS2/Xbox era may fondly remember the Onimusha series. A series of Samurai character-action games that resembled Capcom’s own Resident Evil series, Onimusha has garnered a dedicated fanbase over the years, despite not seeing any new series entries since the Playstation 2 era.
Well now Capcom is reaching deep into their back catalogue and remastering Onimusha: Warlords for the Playstation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Like Dino Crisis and Darkstalkers before it, fans have seemingly been clamoring for ages in Capcom’s general direction about getting some re-releases of the beloved Onimusha series, and it’s good to know they’ve been listening. Also, where are Dino Crisis and Darkstalkers Capcom?
For those unfamiliar, Onimusha: Warlords originally released in 2001 and followed the oni-slaying samurai Samanosuke as he made his way through a horrifying rendition of Sengoku-era Japan. The game started development as a ninja-themed Resident Evil project on the original Playstation, and incorporates fixed camera angles and backgrounds similar to those of the Playstation Resident Evil games. There are also plenty of undead samurai.
Capcom has used remasters as in the past as metrics to decide public interest in a property and whether or not to develop a new series entry. With games like Nioh and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice taking place in similar renditions of a demon-infested feudal Japan, maybe the time is right for Onimusha to return with a new spin on a beloved property. Of course, we will probably have to wait and see how the remaster sells first.
Onimusha: Warlords releases January 15, 2019 on Playstation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. You can take a look at the game’s announcement trailer down below.