Capcom remakes the samurai classic "Onimusha: Warlords," he announced on Tuesday on his official blog.
The action game was first released in 2001 on PlayStation 2. It plays in feudal Japan the story of Samurosuke Samurosuke Akechi and Ninja Kaede who want to rescue a princess from demons. It was well received by critics praising its sword-based gameplay and narrative. It has sold more than two million copies worldwide.
The remaster will of course receive a high-definition upgrade. Characters, background graphics and cutscenes are updated to improve visibility, Capcom said. It also supports the original display setting of the game (4: 3) and widescreen (16: 9). These settings can be changed at any time in the game, although some parts of the game, such as the menu screen, are set to both aspect ratios.
In addition, Capcom said it adds a new scrolling feature to the widescreen screen. This causes the background to scroll up and down depending on the player's movement, indicating areas that can not be fully displayed from certain locations.
Other new features include support for analog sticks for player movement, a simple mode unlocked from the start game, a brand new soundtrack and Japanese voices
"Onimusha: Warlords" launches on PC, PlayStation 4 on January 1