In what comes as a surprise, Capcom has announced a high-definition remastered version of PS2 classic Onimusha: Warlords, the 17-year-old game that was the first entry in the action-adventure series out of Japan. It will release on PC, Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One on January 15, 2019 at $20 (about Rs. 1,400).
Beyond the aforementioned HD graphics, the Onimusha: Warlords remaster will have widescreen support and new display options – players can switch between 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios at any time, though some menus will be fixed to one of the two – as well as a ‘screen scroll’ feature for widescreen setups to show “areas that can’t be fully displayed from certain positions”.
The remastered version also has a new soundtrack and more Japanese dialogue in addition to support for analogue sticks and the option to begin your game in ‘Easy Mode’ – it was only unlocked later in the original release – making Onimusha: Warlords more accessible. Capcom released a new trailer to mark the announcement and showcase the high-def upgrade.