The evil Nobunaga Oda returns for one final invasion, but fortunately, the sword-wielding, soul-sucking Samanosuke--the hero from the original Onimusha-- is also back to stop him. No longer set entirely in feudal Japan, Oni 3also takes place in...modem-day Paris? Looks like Capcom is involving France in a war whether they vote for it or not. Since Samanosuke can't be in two places at once, Frenchman Jacques Blanc arrives on the scene, packin' handguns and a whip-like sword. The two tough guys work separately and side by side in both time periods to strike down Nobunaga once and for all.
Capcom modeled the Jacques character after French actor Jean Reno (The Professional, Godzilla, who is quite the celebrity in Japan and Europe. Producer Keiji Inafune says gameplay will be split evenly between the two main characters, and that, with the original Onimusha team back in control of the development reins, the gameplay will be more action-oriented than the last game. Oni 3 also delivers the one feature fans have been asking for: full 3-D environments. But all good things must come to an end, as Inafune-san has confirmed that this indeed is the franchise's swan song.