Onimusha Chronology & Timeline of Media

TIMELINE OF ONIMUSHA GAMES

Onimusha was an early 2000s sleeper hit, offering a more filmic, story-rich and linear experience than it’s more historical Koei Tecmo counterpart Dynasty Warriors. Player’s the world over were drawn into protagonist Samanosuke’s quest for peace in the land of alternate feudal Japan, as real historical Lord and one of the three “unifiers” of Japan, Nobunaga Oda, enlists armies of demons to achieve his nefarious plan for domination. Presumably that last half is fiction. Or is it? Yes it is.

Or is it?

Yes.

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Don’t be put off by ol’ Guildenstern’s fierce exterior. He’s actually a really nice guy. Kidding. He’s an asshole and in this picture he’s laughing like “agagagagagag”

Onimusha: Warlords
(2001, PlayStation 2)
Genma Onimusha
(2002, Port of Onimusha: Warlords, Xbox)

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Onimusha 2: Samurai’s Destiny
(2002, PlayStation 2)
Onimusha: Blade Warriors
(2003, PlayStation 2)

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Onimusha Tactics
(2003, GameBoy Advance)

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Onimusha 3 was an incredible game. And the best thing about it? It’s based on a true
story. Onimusha, much like Assassin’s Creed, plucks many of its characters and locations from real Japanese history. It’s hard to believe that a real time-travelling Samurai once visited Paris in 2004, but that’s history I guess.

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Onimusha 3: Demon Siege
(2004, PlayStation 2/Microsoft Windows)
Jissen Pachi-Slot Hisshouhou! Onimusha 3
(2005, Japan only Pachislot version of elements within Onimusha 3: Demon Siege, PlayStation 2/Pachislot)

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Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams
(2006, PlayStation 2)

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Onimusha Soul
(2012, a non-canon Japan only browser-based trading card retrospective of the entire Onimusha Series featuring cameos from Capcom’s other famous series’, web-browser)

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Sad that this is all that’s left of Onimusha 10 years after the last proper game. 4 of the best games on PlayStation 2. Absolutely incredible. And so emulatable.
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