Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams

The series that can't stay dead mixes it up with demons again

Another big difference is that there areoften two main characters onscreen, and players can switch between them on the fly. Soki is lent a hand by no fewer than four playable allies, including the granddaughter of the second game's hero and an apparent Westerner with a bizarre affinity for bowler hats, Elizabethan lace and leather pants. One even has what appears to be an assault rifle. Elaborate team attacks are encouragedand players can issue orders to their computer-controlled ally, but it doesn't look like the new mechanic will let a second player drop in.

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