‘Onimusha’ revival discussion happening at Capcom at ‘high levels’


Onimusha coming back at Capcom! Why the fuck not? They’ve already sucked every ounce of enjoyment out of Resident Evil at this point, right? Wretched sequels and remakes+++! Forever, into infinity. Stretching into a Godless black void of despair and franchise rot. Now is the time to dust off a forgotten series. To either revive, and please the plebs. Or to kill, and madden the plebs. Either way. Another franchise.

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It’s been a little over 15 years since Capcom first released the hugely popular and incredibly influential samurai action-adventure Onimusha: Warlords.

The original game was a massive hit on the PS2 and became the console’s first game to sell over a million copies.

Though eventually its sales surpassed two million units worldwide.

But despite a flurry of sequels in a five-year spell, the series has been pretty much AWOL following the 2006 release Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams.

A possible revival for the game has been mentioned once or twice in recent years, but Capcom have not shown any hunger to revisit Onimusha.

So when provided with an opportunity to interview Capcom legend Yoshinori Ono – a man who worked extensively on the Onimusha series – Daily Star Online asked if there was any headway on bringing the beloved game back into the fold at Capcom for a next-gen reboot.

“Capcom as a company know we have many brands, IP’s and series that are beloved by players around the world and we always have fans asking us, when is this or that game coming back,” Explained Ono.

“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. 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. All I can do for now is reassure fans that conversations are happening at high levels.”

“We 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.”

“Fan’s favourites are going to come back.”