Onimusha: Warlords is a 2001 survival-horror/hack'n'slash made by Capcom for Playstation 2, Xbox and Windows (Hong Kong only).

The game was remastered in 2019, and re-released for Playstation 4, Xbox One, Windows and Switch.

Plot[edit | edit source]

Set in feudal Japan during the civil war. You play Samanosuke Akechi, who dies during an attempt to stop the kidnapping of young princess Yuki, the sister to Yoshitatsu Saito.

However, Akechi is given another chance at life, and is handed a magic gauntlet. With this new power Samanosuke must fight through the monster-filled halls of Inabayama Castle.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Onimusha: Warlords balances its action elements with puzzles that involve interacting with the environments and obtaining items to make progress.

The player begins the game with a standard katana sword, Samanosuke can gain three elemental weapons: Raizan, Enryuu and Shippuu, each with an elemental magic attack. As enemies are defeated, they release different colored souls that are absorbed by Samanosuke.

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