Capcom Remastering PS2 Classic Onimusha For Current Generation Consoles

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Publishing giant Capcom is having a stellar year so far with the success of Monster Hunter World and the hype bubbling from Gamescom for Devil May Cry 5.

Unsatisfied with just that, Capcom is remastering another game from its storied back catalog, Onimusha: Warlords. The 2001 sword-fighting action game has since gained a cult following after selling 2 million copies worldwide.

Capcom is making up for the near two decades of technology that have passed since the game’s release by offering high-definition graphics, widescreen display, and analog stick support. The game will also come with a brand new Easy Mode and soundtrack.

The game is set in feudal Japan, putting you in the shoes of samurai Samanosuke Akechi as they plot to save Princess Yuki from terrible demons that have invaded her castle.

According to Capcom community manager Andy Wong on the PlayStation Blog, the game was “originally conceived as a spin-off from the Resident Evil series that featured ninjas” instead of zombies. Nice!

Price-wise Onimusha Warlords is going to run you £15.99 and the game will receive a digital release in North America and Europe with a physical distribution coming to North America for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game.

Warlords is also coming to the Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam. It is currently slated for a January 2019 release, though no specific date has been pinned down per Capcom’s press release.