Onimusha: Warlords was first released on PlayStation®2 in 2001. Its exhilarating sword-fighting action and intense battles against demons captivated players worldwide. That same masterpiece is making a comeback on current-gen consoles.
Japanese actor Takeshi Kaneshiro, who played the voice of main character Samanosuke in the original game, also joined the project as a guest creator. The Japanese voices have been newly recorded, and the brand new soundtrack promises to be even more spectacular than the original.
Summer, Eiroku 3 (1560)
In an attempt to unify Japan, Yoshimoto Imagawa's army departed Suruga for the capital. But during their encampment at Dengaku Gorge in Owari Prefecture, Imagawa's destiny changed forever. With only 2,000 soldiers, Nobunaga Oda raided the Imagawa camp. This encounter is known worldwide as the Battle of Okehazama.
From atop a nearby hill, a young man named Samanosuke Mitsuhide Akechi watched this scene unfold. Samanosuke, who refused the beckoning of renowned warlords and traveled as he liked, was the nephew of Mitsuhide Akechi, who would one day be the leader of the rebellion at Honnoji.
It was only a year later that soldiers and servants began mysteriously disappearing at Inabayama Castle, the residence of Yoshitatsu Saito. Yoshitatsu's younger sister, Princess Yuki, sent Samanosuke a letter detailing these troubling incidents. Upon receiving her letter, Samanosuke rushed to Inabayama Castle.
However, Samanosuke was not prepared for his enemy. After a rough encounter with the demons, the ogre clan granted Samanosuke a powerful and mysterious gauntlet that enabled him to grow stronger with every demon he killed...
A master swordsman aiming to be the strongest in the world, Samanosuke wanders the country in search of worthy adversaries. His quiet nature may make him seem cold-hearted, but in truth, he's driven by a strong sense of justice.
Nobunaga is a powerful feudal lord who strives to unify Japan. Once known as the outlandish Fool of Owari, Nobunaga defeated the great Yoshimoto Imagawa at the Battle of Okehazama. Ever since, he has grown ruthless beyond compare.
A kunoichi (female ninja) from the Iga clan. Though Kaede was originally sent to assassinate Samanosuke, she was moved by his righteous and free way of life. Kaede now accompanies him on his journey.
The younger sister of Yoshitatsu Saito, lord of Inabayama Castle, Yuki quickly sensed the mysteriously incidents occurring at the castle. Though she sent a letter to Samanosuke to alert him, she was abducted before he arrived.
Servant to the Demon King, Guildenstern is a high-ranking demon that has lived since ancient times. His brilliance and exceptional thirst for knowledge drive his sinister research to create new, more powerful demons.
Just as an enemy is about to strike, unleash a well-timed slash to kill them with a single blow. This is one of many examples of Onimusha's intense sword fighting action!
Powerful Magic for
Use magic to unleash powerful attacks.
Take advantage of three distinct weapons and their deadly attacks to overthrow the tides of battle!
Absorb Souls to Gain
Health and Power
Absorb and use the souls of defeated enemies with Samanosuke's special gauntlet.
Strengthen weapons and items, restore your health, and survive fierce battles!
As the story progresses, you'll switch between playing Samanosuke and Kaede. While using Kaede, you'll enjoy the highly-technical and lightning-fast ninja attacks she uses to take down demons of all sizes.
Characters, background visuals, and cutscenes have been given a high-definition upgrade. Immerse yourself in the world of Onimusha and enjoy enhanced gameplay with improved graphics.
＆ Display Options
Play using the original display ratio (4:3) or widescreen (16:9). Change between the two at any time in-game.
Note: Some menus and screens are fixed at either 16:9 or 4:3.
Screen scrolling has also been added for widescreen mode. The background scrolls up and down according to player movements, showing areas that wouldn't be fully displayed otherwise.
New Controls ＆
- Analog Stick Support
- In addition to the original controls, players can also move freely using analog sticks. This added feature makes it easier to move and change directions quickly, making more action-packed gameplay possible.
- Easy Mode
- Easy Mode is unlocked from the start of gameplay, providing that much-needed feature in the original game. This addition makes it easier for both newcomers and long-time fans to dive into the world of Onimusha.
- This product is a high-definition upgrade of the original game, first released in 2001. The contents of this release will be the same as those in the original game.
- "2 Million Units Sold Worldwide" reflects the total number of units sold as of June 30, 2018.