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Capcom reveals new free-play Onimusha RPG

Capcom's announced a new title in the Onimusha series, which hasn't seen an update since 2006's Dawn of Dreams. Fans of the demon-hacking series should be prepared for a few changes, though: the new title, Onimusha Soul, will be a strategy RPG with less fast-paced boss-fights and more number-crunching resource-allocation. Bound for browsers and mobile play, the game's nevertheless being developed by Capcom itself rather than its casual subsidiary Beeline.

Set to debut in Japan in June, Onimusha Soul preserves the series' Warring States setting, conveniently offering the same ready-made assortment of feudal territories and alliances seen in titles like Kessen and Shogun: Total War. Capcom promises a full-length original storyline for the title, though, and the character designs on show at the website make it clear that there'll still be plenty of vintage Onimusha supernatural malfeasance to go around. The company also promises social components to provide both cooperative and competitive play.

Onimusha Soul will be releasing first in a free-to-play browser iteration, with mobile versions to follow. The game's all-Japanese site doesn't bode for an immediate English release, but with the series having performed well among Western and Japanese audiences alike, we wouldn't be surprised...

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5 comments

  • bboyd - March 9, 2012 8:07 p.m.

    What a shame. The Onimusha series was a set of damn fine games. Maybe I'm jumping the gun, but I feel that the series damn well deserves better than a browser based strategy game.
  • SentientSquidMachine - March 10, 2012 11:24 a.m.

    Agreed. Worst final bosses ever and a terrible camera system, BUT damn fun to play. Get the devil may cry guys on the team and make Samanosuke the proper title he deserves.
  • david-stephenson - November 4, 2013 10:28 p.m.

    i agree i have warlords samurai's destiny demon siege and dawn of dreams and was saddened when they didn't at least make an hd collection for the newer consoles cant wait to see oni souls in english gonna enjoy this one as much as the last four : )
  • R-ape - March 9, 2012 4:29 p.m.

    Samanosuke's going to be in it, right?
  • Canvas_Of_Flesh - March 9, 2012 4:16 p.m.

    What a travesty.

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