Samurai series Onimusha can rise from their graves. This was especially popular in the days of the PS2 when it belonged together with Resident Evil, Devil May Cry and others among the strongest brands in Capcom.
In 2012, we waited for Onimusha Soul, but the last part decent, Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams, has been published 10 years ago. Even Capcom did not bring a remastered game and you probably know that these had love in the past years.
During an online interview with the UK outlet Daily Mail, long-time video game producer for Capcom, Yoshinori Ono, discussed the likelihood of bringing back the fan-favorite and critically acclaimed Onimusha series. When speaking about the issue, Ono said that the notion is attractive to him, but it’s only in the “discussion phase” at the moment.
“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 focused on Street Fighter 5 that I’m not really in a position to start that same level of battle that I had getting Street Fighter 4 made.
“All I can do for now is reassure fans that conversations are happening at high levels. We, Capcom, realize 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 favorites are going to come back.”