New Onimusha Discussions "Happening at High Levels," Says Yoshinori Ono

Producer says he's currently too busy with Street Fighter V to have the fights needed to make it happen.

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Capcom's Yoshinori Ono has said an Onimusha revival is in the discussion phase, noting the Japanese company is aware of the popularity of the franchise and wants to bring back old favourites for fans.

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Speaking in an interview with The Daily Star, Ono--who served as producer on the samurai-versus-demons action game series--indicated returning to the property was something he's interested in. He added that he'd discussed a potential revival with members of the series' development team.

"Capcom as a company know we have many brands, IPs and series that are beloved by players around the world, and we always have fans asking when is this or that coming back," he said. "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."

Ono emphasised that, currently, a new Onimusha project had not progressed past the early discussion phase, as he was too busy with Street Fighter V to have the battles necessary to get the ball rolling.

"Right now, I'm so focused on Street Fighter V that I'm not really in a position to start that same level of battle that I had [to have to get] Street Fighter IV made.

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"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 a variety of series that will keep the fans happy."

He added: "[Fan] favourites are going to come back."

In December 2015, Capcom registered a new trademark for Onimusha. The trademark was not a renewal, but an entirely new registration, sparking speculation the PlayStation 2-era action game series may be making a comeback.

The first game in the Onimusha series was Onimusha: Warlords, a game released for the PS2 in 2001. It followed Samanosuke, a Sengoku era Japanese samurai that faced the forces of Nobunaga Oda, who had aligned himself with demons.

The series' gameplay was very similar to Resident Evil, but instead of shooting zombies players used a sword for melee combat and special magical skills. Solving puzzles was also a key pillar of gameplay.

The first game was followed by Onimusha 2: Samurai's Destiny, Onimusha 3: Demon Siege--which starred French actor Jean Reno--and Onimusha 4: Dawn of Dreams.

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If a onimusha game gets made it should be open world like witcher

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Good, someone at Capcom finally remember that they had a bunch of IPs that we actually like. How bout less talking and more doing, make them damn games already.

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CAPCOM PLS

The 3 Onimusha games remastered HD or New game

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This is awesome news. I'm hoping for a brand new adventure built from the ground up. Full reboot, not a bunch of HD remakes.

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Thank you so much.

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this is great to hear even though it's just talks. I just hope it doesn't lean towards that Dawn if Dreams crap.

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Onimusha 1 was pretty awesome, I hope they make it horror and survival like again. 2 and 3 had better mechanics, but stupid characters, setting, and plot.

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Onimusha 1, 2 and 3 where all awesome games. Totally want HD remasters of them all. Unsure about Onimusha 4 though, I've heard mixed opinions about that game. If they ever did make a new Onimusha game, I hope they stick to the original formula and not turn it into some high speed action hack and slash game.

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Onimusha was a neat little game, but there are other series I'd rather see come back first.

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Wouldn't mind seeing Onimusha making a comeback or at least the first game appear as a PS2-PS4 title

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welcome to the new first person shooter game ((ONIMUSHA)) from capcom,,,

HAha,,

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Finally , i hope this is real . and That they do a good job with it

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Good stuff!

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I liked Onimusha 1, but I really wanted it to differentiate it's gameplay from Resident Evil more than it did. I was pretty over the fixed camera angles by that point. After RE4 came out though, I remember thinking it'd be pretty cool to get another Onimusha games like that.

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Hopefully not a Playstation exclusive

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@brownyyy: If it is, then you have to beg and sign that petition :)

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@hermitkiller: or buy a ps4

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Similar to RE? Staring Jean Reno in 3? Who the hell wrote this drivel!? GET A CLUE!

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Onimusha was definitely Capcom's diamond in the rough - a revival of this classic series would be incredible.

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@jackspazzow: They had many diamonds till downhill that began at 2009,

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Megaman? Megaman? Mega-man?

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@PrpleTrtleBuBum: NO. Onimusha. ONIMUSHA. O.N.I.M.U.S.H.A

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took them long enough

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onimushaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, 2nd one were like the best looking game of its time loved it.

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About time.

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I bought few of those. that and R.E. killed Capcom. unfriendly experiences that i bought becuse of guessed friendly atmosphere. is this actually not going to make me will giant meteors. Seriously?

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@YEPEE00: You have a seizure while writing that out?

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@YEPEE00: that's a sarcasm with a sarcasm. becuase sarcasm is abused too much.

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@YEPEE00: I don't think sarcasm means incoherent.

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This sounds like its going to be awesome!

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One of my favourite game series, 1 and 3 were classics and 2 and 4 were good. Would love to see a new entry in this series.

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Ni-Oh for the PS4 says hi

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Just let it be like 1 and 2. 3 felt like an action game.

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@rzaartz: They're all action games you moron, lol.

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@Prats1993: loool. very funny coming from a kid.

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