Capcom Announces Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams

NEW CHAPTER IN
CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ONIMUSHA
SERIES IS BORN AS CAPCOM® ANNOUNCES


ONIMUSHA
®:
DAWN OF DREAMS

FOR THE PLAYSTATION®2 COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM


 


Darkness Looms with the
Reemergence of Evil


 


SUNNYVALE
, Calif  May
9, 2005— A new nefarious threat emerges as Capcom
today announced plans to release

Onimusha
®:
Dawn of Dreams
, a new epic action game for the
PlayStation®2
computer entertainment system.  Based on the award winning, multi-million
selling Onimusha franchise,
Onimusha:
Dawn of Dreams
focuses on the destiny of a new hero whose courage
and fortitude must withstand the adversaries that wait.
Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams
promises
to exceed its predecessors by delivering an ambitious saga with more intense
gameplay, expansive environment and a new fighting system that allows for the
control of various characters throughout the game; creating a deeper and
gripping experience that the series is known to deliver. Capcom plans to
release Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams
throughout North America in 2006.


 


“The Onimusha series has been praised by consumers and the press for its
addictive gameplay and immersive experience, this new Onimusha is no
exception,” said Todd Thorson, director of marketing, Capcom Entertainment. 
“Even with the success of the first three titles, we went back to the drawing
board, reevaluated the series and retooled the gameplay and made something
that is fresh, exciting and distinctly Onimusha.”


 



Onimusha:
Dawn of Dreams
begins approximately 15
years following the annihilation of the infamous Japanese warlord Oda Nobunaga
at Honno Temple.  Another dark shadow now looms over Japan as Nobunaga’s
successor, Hideyoshi Toyotomi, has decided to align
himself
with the evil Genma forces.  Assume the role of Soki, a young
warrior who possesses incredible power, along with several other cohorts to
try and thwart Hideyoshi’s pursuit for power. 


 


With unbelievably detailed graphics and expansive environments that exceeds
its predecessor,
Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams
includes
major enhancements to the franchise such as new character interactions and
evolved cooperative gameplay elements.  With a brand new game system, players
can choose a fellow warrior to assist Soki in battle at any given time. Watch
as the pair combines their power to perform ultimate attack moves to eliminate
enemies. Furthermore, gamers can order his or her ally to
wait,
attack or act on the defensive. Players can also rapidly change
between the two onscreen characters, allowing them to control the partner he
or she had escorted into battle and relegating the main hero to ally status. 
This new system takes advantage of each character’s skill and adds a new
dimension to the gameplay. 


 



Onimusha:
Dawn of Dreams
possesses a compelling
cast of warriors, each with their own unique abilities, attacks and storyline
including: Soki, with his broadsword, is viewed amongst the Oni as the world’s
last hope against the Genma and whose power could potentially be humanities
greatest threat; Akane can unleash the power of her Oni Eye that gives her
various special abilities. Her mastery of the martial arts grants extra
mobility to wield her sword with speed and grace.
 




Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams

boasts the following features:

  • An all
    new Onimusha experience
    – An epic action RPG that includes major
    enhancements to the franchise such as new characters, character interactions
    and evolved cooperative gameplay elements.

  • New
    gameplay system
    – Implementation of a new fighting system allows
    for the control of various characters throughout the game. Each playable
    character has unique abilities and storyline.

  • New
    ‘Allies System’
    – Players can switch between the main character
    and partner in real-time, anytime. Give commands to your ally: tell them to
    wait, follow, attack, defend, etc.

  • All
    new compelling storyline
    – Players new to the series need not
    have played the previous installments in order to enjoy the story. The story
    picks up with Nobunaga’s successor, Hideyoshi Toyotomi, as he aligns himself
    with the insidious Genma forces.

  • Most
    expansive environments in the series –

    The scale of environments has been
    multiplied in order to accommodate a more open ended gameplay experience. 


  • Continued Artistic Excellence in the Onimusha Series
    – Building
    upon the series tradition of delivering an amazing visual experience,
    Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams
    realizes
    unbelievably meticulous graphics that span over a multitude of diverse
    stages.

    Traditional Japanese landscape and
    architecture are recreated in rich detail.


 


Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of
interactive entertainment.  Founded in 1983, the company has created world
renowned franchises including

Resident Evil, Street Fighter, Mega Man, Breath of
Fire, Devil May Cry
and the

Onimusha

series. Headquartered in Osaka, Japan, the company maintains operations in the
U.S., United Kingdom, Germany, Tokyo and Hong Kong.  More information about
Capcom and its products can be found on the company’s web site at

www.capcom.com
.

 

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