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E3 2002: Further Onimusha 2 details

  Capcom Entertainment has confirmed the August 27 launch date for Onimusha 2: Samurai's Destiny and has given us further details concerning environments and storyline. As the sequel to Onimusha: Warloads, Onimusha 2 includes more expansive environments to explore, new character interactions, enhanced swordplay, and over twice the volume of animated movies.

   "The opening cinematics are even more stunning than the original masterpiece. The game is so realistic you actually feel panic and fear as Nobunaga and his henchmen terrorize the village," said Todd Thorson, director of marketing, Capcom Entertainment. "Onimusha 2 will be a 'must-have' video game for the Onimusha aficionado and all PlayStation 2 game players. This is the first time a video game has brought an actor back to life. The late Yusaku Matsuda was an extremely popular actor and his presence adds a totally unique quality to Onimusha 2."

   Onimusha 2 game features:

   Explore new and diverse environments - Outside the castle walls players will travel around the Town of Imasho, a lively old gold rush town, the Sacred Place of the Oni Clan over run with demons, as well as foggy canyons, hidden forests, a gold mine, caves and more.

   Players can simply execute a new set of sword moves called 'Ohgi' or 'esoteric fighting' to execute devastating combos using a simplistic control scheme.

   Onimusha 2 will feature twice the amount of CG story line movies. Capcom has employed the talents of live-action movie actors to add facial and movement realism as well as an actual stage director to ensure overall realism and continuity.

   Revolutionary character interaction - Players can gain access to the new fighting skills of not only the main character but up to four unique sub-characters.

   Features world-renowned music from composer Taro Iwashiro.

   Epic story blends magical realism with accurate historic accounts

   The most epic adventure in Capcom's samurai action series.

5/23/2002 Matt Stensrud

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