The idea of an Onimusha revival is currently in discussion at the “high levels” of Capcom, according producer Yoshinori Ono.
We haven’t seen a new Onimusha game for years now, but it seems the long-awaited retur could finally be on the way.
This is all according to Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono, who has said higher-ups at Capcom are currently talking about the franchise.
Speaking to The Daily Star, Ono reflected on his time with the franchise and Capcom’s future plans.
“I’ve spoken internally with people who made Onimusha with me originally and talked about maybe how interesting it would be to revisit that series.”
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“But fans should know that we’re not further down that road than the discussion phase.”
"Right now, I’m so focussed on Street Fighter V that I’m not really in a position to start that same level of battle that I had getting Street Fighter IV made."
Judging by this interview, Capcom are sceptical to confirm the production of high risk projects. Yoshinori Ono even had trouble with the popular Street Fighter franchise.
“We [Capcom] realise the need for different series to maybe come back into the forefront and although there’s nothing to talk about right now, I’m sure in the future there will be news on variety of series that will keep the fans happy.”
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The idea of an Onimusha revival is pretty exciting. Capcom has given the HD treatment to Resident Evil, so perhaps an Onimusha remaster is on the cards.
Yoshinori Ono's latest game, Street Fighter 5, will launch on February 16.