Back in the day Onimusha: Warlords was kind of a big deal. Launching on PS2 a shocking seventeen years ago – wow, that makes me feel crinkly – Onimusha took the successful template of Resident Evil and applied feudal Japan, honourable samurai and mythological demons to the formula. There was some excellent, for the time, katana-based combat and whilst the fixed camera frustrated, I remember having a lot of fun with the game.
It’s seeing a re-release for PS4, PC, Switch and Xbox One on January 15th, with some minor improvements; visuals have seen an HD upgrade, there’s a new soundtrack, analogue control is now available and easy mode is selectable from the get-go.
If you’re a youngster and never seen or heard of Onimusha before, then this Action Gameplay trailer should tell you all you need to know.