Dawn of Dreams breaks in stores

Fourth game in Capcom's series once again sees feudal Japan overrun by demons; new hero and companions take on new villain in third-person action game.

Capcom is giving gamers another chance to exorcise their demons. The latest edition in the Onimusha series, Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams, has shipped to stores and is now available for the PlayStation 2. The game is rated M for Mature and retails for $39.99.

Continuing with the tradition of the franchise, medieval Japan is once again plagued with a demonic invasion. Unlike previous Onimusha games, however, the man behind the evil isn't a possessed Oda Nobunaga, but rather his successor, Hideyoshi Toyotomi. Gamers will take on the new villain with a new hero, Soki, and a ragtag group of companions, which are all playable characters.

The game, a third-person hack-and-slasher spread over two discs, sees the five playable characters slicing through enemies with a variety of fighting styles. Though previous Onimusha games were famous for featuring celebrity likenesses, such as The Professional's Jean Reno or House of Flying Daggers' Takeshi Kaneshiro, Dawn of Dreams features no movie stars.

For more information on Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams, check out GameSpot's review.

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20 comments
Star2020
Star2020

there are alot of games coming out this month, it's hard to choose one.

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

I'll be picking this up tomorrow.

RaySplasher
RaySplasher

I got mines yesterday and there is a LOT of customization to do. I have the past 3 and this one is by far the best!

Orasion_Seiz
Orasion_Seiz

im not a big Onimusha fan but i'll try getting this game soon...

Fahim2
Fahim2

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grnidbandit
grnidbandit

just got the game tonight,what a kick ass game

Binpo
Binpo

to whosgotthe311, pre-rendered = slightly prettier graphics but bad camera angles.

man-of-mystery2
man-of-mystery2

I love Onimusha's so much. I just beat number 2 and it was a blast so this is bound to be good. It's just such a pity that it's such an under-appreciated game series....

ssvegeta555
ssvegeta555

Can't wait to get my hands on this game! Now to find some way to get the money...

peterzhao333
peterzhao333

This game is Great. Yeah Onimush on DS would be really fun

whosgotthe311
whosgotthe311

I want the old pre rendered background Onimusha back.

thefjk
thefjk

Onimusha Hell Yeah!

caybeirwouleyfe
caybeirwouleyfe

I already imported it . And i agree with tranceplant Onimusha on DS would be great and it would make a great game and it would make all the moves mush easier (use the touch screen to hack and slash) and migth help ad even more moves.

NightRain
NightRain

I'd like to see Onimusha on the DS.

Flame_of_Nova
Flame_of_Nova

why wont they put this on xbox with 480p? I'm going going to buy this thing for my ps2.

fsales
fsales

this is another great game, for sure!!

Donkeljohn
Donkeljohn

Demon slaying is back, and this time you can make a killing with robotic arms. . .

Rubin42
Rubin42

Yeah...the next couple of days will be spent in feudal Japan slaying demons...SWEET!!!