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Capcom producer interested in Onimusha resurrection

It's been over five years since an Onimusha game last saw light on a major system, but according to Capcom producer Yoshinori Ono, now may be the right time to resurrect the hack-and-slash franchise for the current console generation.

In an interview with IGN, Ono admitted that a new Onimusha game was well past due for the Xbox 360 and PS3, but that if it were to happen, Capcom would need to expand the franchise into new territory, stating, “I think it might be time to progress beyond the standard single-player adventure. There should be ways to expand upon what we've done while involving the community more. Perhaps implement some sort of multiplayer into a game like that.”

Although he's yet to approach Capcom about a new Onimusha, Ono revealed that he has many ideas for the franchise, saying, “When I feel good about them and I feel we can do something, I will most certainly take them in for approval with the higher-ups. It's something I'm very interested in doing."

The first Onimusha game, Onimusha: Warlords, was released for PlayStation 2 back in 2001. Its success gave way to sequels and spin-offs for Xbox, PS2 and Game Boy Advance, ending with Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams for the PS2 in 2006. Is five years too long to be out of the game or can a fresh Onimusha offer something new to the genre?

[Source: IGN]

Feb 7, 2011

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9 comments

  • BodyDamage - February 10, 2011 7:05 p.m.

    i loved the onimusha series. i will purchase.
  • Crimmy - February 8, 2011 6:31 a.m.

    I have a friend who will flip out over this. Tomorrow's not going to be fun (he's an Onimusha nerd and I don't care that much.
  • IceBlueKirby - February 8, 2011 3:09 a.m.

    I'd like to see another Onimusha that plays like the first three, but I know that won't happen in today's gaming climate. It'll just be a flashier and faster Dawn of Dreams-esque game...but I'll still play it if it does come to be.
  • venomman01 - February 8, 2011 12:23 a.m.

    God yes. I regret selling all my old ones :(
  • InFeRnOg - February 7, 2011 8:52 p.m.

    ...Dawn of Dreams I mean. Must have had Demon's Souls on my mind.
  • KnightDehumidifier - February 7, 2011 8:13 p.m.

    Needs more Jean Reno.
  • Mexicutioner - February 7, 2011 7:19 p.m.

    God damn I hope another Onimusha comes out! I pretty much mapped out the first 3 games to the point where I could beat each in one sitting! I really hope Ono makes it happen!
  • bonerachieved - February 7, 2011 6:51 p.m.

    Mexi's going to loose his shit.
  • InFeRnOg - February 7, 2011 6:41 p.m.

    I personally loved Onimusha 3 and Dawn of Souls (really enjoyed the different styles of the characters). I'd be happy to see another one.

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