Capcom literally just dropped a trailer on us for Onimusha: Warlords, a remaster of 2001’s Onimusha which debuted on PlayStation 2 a whole 17 years ago.
The trailer presents everything older gamers loved about Onimusha such as the combination of tense, measured swordfights, cinematic storytelling and the bad-ass supernatural threats. Onimusha casts you as Samanosuke Akechi, a samurai dashing to the aid of princess Yuki, who is imperiled by an army of demons.
Onimusha: Warlords will update the game’s visual assets while retaining its old-school fixed camera. Other features include widescreen support, an easy mode for a more newcomer accessible experience, a brand new soundtrack and the addition of analog stick support to the controls. That’s right, this game is so old it made D-pad use mandatory
Capcom community manager Andy Wong wrote on the PlayStation Blog: "It has been over 17 years since Onimusha: Warlords first appeared on PS2, kicking off a beloved series that spawned sequels and spin-offs full of intense sword fights, duty-bound warriors, and demons determined to envelop the world in darkness."
"After selling more than two million copies worldwide on PS2, we’re proud to announce Onimusha: Warlords is coming with a host of features that will enhance your samurai adventure!"
Fans might be disappointed this isn't a new game in the franchise or an audacious new remake like Resident Evil 2, they can thank their stars its not a guest cameo in a fighting game or a mobile game. Though originally a PlayStation franchise, Onimusha: Warlords arrives not just on PS4 but on PC, Xbox One and Switch on January 15, 2019.