Capcom’s classic PS2 samurai adventure is making its way to PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC in 2019. Onimusha: Warlords will arrive on January 15th, 2019 for the various platforms, bringing with it all the things fans remember most from the original release. This includes all the action, and the static camera angles that were Capcom’s bread-and-butter at the time.
The announcement breaks down the story, for those who haven’t played before, saying “Set in feudal Japan after the perceived death of the evil lord Nobunaga Oda, Onimusha: Warlords recounts the story of the samurai Samanosuke Akechi and ninja Kaede on a mission to save Princess Yuki, following her plea for help after mysterious demons invade her castle. As the two race to her aid, they unravel a demonic plot unlike anything they have witnessed before.”
Beginning life as a spin-off of Capcom’s hugely popular Resident Evil series, Onimusha retains many of that franchise’s pivotal gameplay elements. This includes the aforementioned static cameras, which will remain for this re-release.
But this isn’t just a straight port of the PS2 game. Improvements abound, including visual upgrades and widescreen support. These visual changes extend into the pre-rendered cutscenes, which can be viewed in either their new or old format.