A new trademark for Onimusha has been filed by Capcom in Japan, meaning a new game could be on the way.
It’s been more than nine years since the release of the last, fully fledged Onimusha title.
Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams launched for the PS2 in January 2006, and that’s the last we saw of the acclaimed action franchise.
Admittedly, Capcom did release a social game in Japan known as Onimusha: Soul in 2012, but that hardly counts.
Capcom has recently filed a new trademark for the Onimusha name in Japan, giving us hope that a new game could very well be in development.
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The trademark could lead to HD remasters of previous titles for the current generation, which seems more likely than a full-blown sequel.
As far as remasters go, there are plenty of PS2-era titles to choose from in the Onimusha library.
Onimusha 3: Demon Siege is our personal favourite. The PS2 classic featured the talents of Jean Reno (the french guy from 1998’s Godzilla) and Takeshi Kaneshiro.
The Onimusha franchise has seen games release across a variety of platforms, such as PS2, PS3, Xbox and even the Gameboy Advance.
Capcom is currently developing a remake of Resident Evil 2, and plans to release a HD remaster of Resident Evil 0 in January 2016.