Design by Collin Oguro
Capcom's Onimusha: Warlords was one of the company's first attempts to update the gameplay style of Resident Evil and its many imitators to the Playstation 2. In doing so, they chose to de-emphasize the puzzle-solving and survival horror aspects of their earlier titles, and focus on delivering a more action-oriented adventure game, one which would tell the story of Samanosuke Akechi and his battle against the evil Genma demons that were rampaging across feudal Japan. The story continued in Onimusha 2: Samurai's Destiny, which followed another character, Jubei Yagyu, as he attempted to pursue and kill Nobunaga Oda, a powerful human ally of the Genma.
And now, in Onimusha 3: Demon Siege, the adventures of Samanosuke continue. Although nineteen years have passed since the end of Warlords and the beginning of Demon Siege, Samanosuke's whereabouts during that time period go unmentioned; he's simply content to pick up where he left off, as he destroys an entire Genma army in the stunning opening cutscene. Sheer force of might won't be enough to destroy the resurrected Nobunaga, though, as his demon minions have managed to open a time portal to modern-day France, which is soon the site of a demon invasion. Enlisting the aid of a French policeman named Jacques Blanc, Samanosuke and his allies set out to vanquish Nobunaga once and for all.
In addition to the new friends, Onimusha 3 introduces some new technological features, as the entire game is now rendered in 3D, as opposed to the 3D-characters-on-2D-backgrounds of the previous titles. In addition, you're finally able to use the analog stick to control your character, making for a much more accessible combat system.
If you're looking to plumb the depths of Onimusha 3: Demon Siege, then look no further than GameSpot's unofficial guide. Within, you'll find details on all of the playable characters, a complete walk-through, a checklist of weapons and equipment, and information on all of the secret difficulty modes and unlockable mini-games. Enjoy!
Table of ContentsCharacters and Equipment
The Dark Realm
Arc De Triomphe