According to AestheticGamer, Capcom released the updated Onimusha: Warlords as a test of consumer interest in the franchise.
As it turns out, the public at Onimusha is not interested at all:?“[The reissue] has proven to be AWESOME.?Far worse than even the most modest expectations [from Capcom]?.?“
The insider also?added?that the Japanese publishing house had plans to re-releases the second and third parts of Onimusha, but the unsatisfactory sales of the modernized Warlords put an end to Capcom’s endeavors in this area.
The re-release of Onimusha: Warlords was released in January 2019 on PC (Steam), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. The remaster offers tighter graphics, 16: 9 aspect ratio support, and improved controls.
Despite the above improvements, the updated Onimusha: Warlords could not captivate journalists – the project has from?67?to?74 points on Metacritic.?The original game received?86 points from the reviewers.
The Onimusha series began in 2001.?Since then, four numbered parts have appeared on the PlayStation 2 and other platforms: Onimusha: Warlords (2001), Onimusha 2: Samurai’s Destiny (2002), Onimusha 3: Demon Siege (2004), and Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams (2006).