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At Long Last, Capcom Revives Onimusha: Warlords

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Many companies, especially Capcom, have been getting a bit of a porting spree, bringing old games to new consoles and PCs that has a fancy coat of hi-def paint. Capcom’s latest port job might be none other than the PlayStation 2 classic, Onimusha: Warlords- and that we couldn’t be happier.

For people who haven’t been aware of the Onimusha franchise, it truly is essentially Resident Evil with swords and demons rather than guns and zombies. Onimusha games feature tank controls, a feudal Japanese setting, as well as infamous warlord (and eternal punching bag/boogeyman) Oda Nobunaga as the main villain. Oh, and the third entry in the franchise also cast famed French actor Jean Reno like a playable military officer.

According for the Onimusha: Warlords?official site, the upcoming game isn’t simply a upright port for modern consoles. The experience will incorporate re-recorded dialogue (for example the original voice from the protagonist Samanosuke, Takeshi Kaneshiro) HD graphics, widescreen support, a fresh soundtrack, and also the choice to forego the first tank controls for much more fluid, action-oriented movement and gameplay. Oh, and also the port will also offer an easy mode, if perhaps players discover the normal mode too difficult. However, all the gameplay features that made the first game a classic will remain intact. This can include sword combat that utilizes well-timed attacks and counterattacks, devastating magic spells that may spell the main difference between life and death, and multipurpose pickups which can augment weapons and heal grievous wounds.

Even though Onimusha: Warlords was originally a Ps2 exclusive, the main harbour are not sure to one console. Come January 15, 2019, the adventure will be entirely on the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and Steam. Hopefully, Capcom will port the opposite entries from the Onimusha franchise to modern consoles, or much better, make a new Onimusha game.

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