Remember the new Onimusha trademark that Capcom had registered about a couple of months ago? Well, it looks like there are solid plans to continue with that.
Veteran game developer Yoshinori Ono, who was previously involved in the development of the original game, has now hinted that we might soon hear official word on the next game that will reboot the series.
Without confirming a specific game to be in existence, the man behind Street Fighter 5 revealed that “conversations are happening at high levels” to make it happen.
Ono was talking to Daily Star Online recently where he was asked about the chances of getting a new Onimusha game when 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. But fans should know that we’re not further down that road than the discussion phase.
While currently he is neck deep in the development of Street Fighter 5, and until that is done, he says he won’t be “in a position to start that same level of battle that [he] had getting Street Fighter IV made,” referring to rebooting the series.
Nonetheless, “[Fan] favourites are going to come back,” and Ono wants to “reassure fans that conversations are happening at high levels” at least for bringing Onumisha back to our lives.
The last proper game we had in the series was on PlayStation 2, Xbox, PC, and GameBoy back in 2001 – that is if you exclude the browser based title that came in 2012.