The year is 1582 and Takeshi Kaneshiro as Samanosuke is the man who has just returned. The stage is set at the burning Honnoji Temple, as the famous Onimusha warrior Samanosuke Akechi fights. As he faces the demons in front of him, Samanosuke is compelled to move forward by hatred for his true enemy, the undying Nobunaga Oda, ever pursuing his crazed ambition. Samanosuke prepares for the long-awaited final battle against Nobunaga.As a first for the series, Onimusha 3 will use full polygonal backgrounds as Capcom strives to realise the title’s truly dramatic camerawork. Players will applaud the battle scenes, as they are full of depth, and feature even more sword slashing action.
The year is 2004 and Jean Reno as Jacques Blanc is the man who has arrived. A peaceful French city is suddenly attacked by demons. In the blink of an eye, the city is transformed into a nightmarish nest of Genma demons who are slaughtering civilians and soldiers one by one. Within this nightmare, appears one man, a man who stands up against the Genma demons.
Why has Samanosuke suddenly appeared in modern day Paris and Jaques in feudal Japan? What fate awaits these two men? What will be the final outcome of each of their stories? Players will find out the truth when they play the game.
The opening movies have been pushed to a new level. Capcom has enlisted the talents of Hong Kong action star and director Donnie Yen as the CG action director. Returning to the Onimusha project is Robot, the company responsible for making all of the Onimusha opening movies and Yamazaki Takeshi, the CG movie director. Onimusha 3 is a collaboration of several talented staff members as they focus on bringing a masterpiece that rivals even the biggest blockbuster movies.
Flagship, the company responsible for scripting the stories for Onimusha: Warlords and Onimusha 2: Samurai’s Destiny increase the level and depth of the story for Onimusha 3. With more drama and thrills than before, Onimusha 3 will weave an epic tale bringing the series to a whole new level.
Onimusha 3 introduces a ‘dual hero system’, bringing not only a deeper story, but also a game full of content and detail! The design of the ‘dual hero system’ offers two very different kinds of action, giving the player unique ways to enjoy the game as they experience very different styles of excitement!