It was announced via CAPCOM’s Twitter account that Onimusha: Warlords is headed to the West! The game will be available on January 15, 2019 and will be on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. It should be noted that the Nintendo Switch version of the game will be digital only while PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners will have the option to choose between a digital or physical version of the game.
The HD re-release of Onimusha: Warlords will feature Japanese voices that have been re-recorded as well as a brand-new soundtrack. The game will keep the 4:3 resolution intact for those who want the classic experience but will also offer a 16:9 HD format as well. You can switch between resolutions at any time during gameplay. In addition, the game will feature an easy mode to help newer players experience the game. Support for an analog stick has also been implemented into the game.
CAPCOM’s original Tweet can be seen below:
Feudal Japan awaits! The classic Onimusha Warlords arrives on PS4, XB1, Switch + PC on 15th January 2019! pic.twitter.com/Qt5O4pnUkH
— Capcom UK (@Capcom_UK) August 28, 2018
A promotional trailer for Onimusha: Warlords was also released which you can view below:
The plot of Onimusha: Warlords is described as follows:
During the Battle of Okehazama, Samanosuke of the Akechi clan watches but is attacked by Imagawa Yoshimoto’s men. Though Nobunaga Oda was victorious against Yoshimoto, he is fatally wounded and assumed dead. A year later, Samanosuke receives a letter from his cousin Princess Yuki of the Saitō clan for his assistance as she fears monsters are behind the disappearances of her servants. Joined by Kaede, Samanosuke arrives too late to Inabayama Castle as Yuki is abducted as he and Kaede split up to cover ground. After being defeated by a monster while trying to rescue Yuki, Samanosuke is visited by the twelve oni who give Samanosuke the power to vanquish the monsters that abducted Yuki, the Genma, and seal their souls in a mystical gauntlet.
The game originally released in Japan in January 2001 for the PlayStation 2. It made its way to North America in March of 2001. It was re-released for the Xbox in January 2002 and later for Windows in 2003 and 2005 for China and Russia respectively.