Onimusha Producer Looks to Revive Dormant Series
Let’s be honest here: longtime Japanese publisher Capcom needs some new blood. These days, it seems as though Capcom is in a consistent state of re-invention, frequently dipping into their back catalogue to re-boot and re-imagine their old games, as seen recently with this month’s release of Bionic Commando: Rearmed 2 and, in a few weeks, Marvel vs. Capcom 3.
Well, consider it time to dust another one off the shelf: Capcom producer Yoshinori Ono recently declared interest in an interview with IGN about reviving the long-dormant Onimusha series, not seen in video games since the 2006 Playstation 2 release Dawn of Dreams. Ono mentioned that, were the Onimusha series to receive a revival, the series would have to chart into all-new territories, stating ““I think it might be time to progress beyond the standard single-player adventure. There should be ways to expand upon what we've done while involving the community more. Perhaps implement some sort of multiplayer into a game like that.”
Although another Onimusha game has not been declared official by Capcom yet, we here at Crispy Gamer thoroughly endorse a return to the series. Hell, we support any game set in feudal Asia that isn’t just a retread of the Dynasty Warriors series. Expect further updates as they come.