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Onimusha: Warlords - now all we need is a Dino Crisis comeback

Onimusha: Warlords – now all we need is a Dino Crisis comeback

Resident Evil 2 isnt the only classic Capcom game making a comeback next year, as Onimusha is brought out of retirement.

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Only yesterday we had the news that Sega has finally commissioned a new Streets Of Rage game and now today Capcom has announced a remaster of PlayStation 2 classic Onimusha: Warlords.

It is just a remaster though, not a Resident Evil 2 style remake – so its still going to look and play pretty much the same as the original version. That means not only old school graphics but fixed camera angles as well.

There still seems to be a lot of effort going into it though, with updated visuals, widescreen support, a range of modern control options, an easy mode, and a new soundtrack.

If youre not familiar with the series its set in a fictionalised version of 16th century Japan, with lots of mythological monsters and evil samurai. Its very much based on the Resident Evil formula, except with a focus on action rather than scares.

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For a time Onimusha was one of Capcoms most successful franchises, but by 2006 interest had petered out and fourth game Dawn Of Dreams became the last major entry.

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Unlike Resident Evil, Onimusha never made it to the next generation and so the obvious question now is whether this remaster is an attempt to judge interest in a brand new game.

It probably is, but well have to wait and see how the remaster does before the chances of Onimusha 5 become clear.

The remaster is out on January 15 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Itll be download-only in Europe.

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