Action-adventure series Onimusha is potentially the next Capcom franchise in line to receive some revival treatment, according to Yoshinori Ono. In a recent interview held with UK newspaper The Daily Star, Ono spoke candidly about the prospect of reviving fan favorite series of yesteryear, with one such example being Onimusha, which started life on the PlayStation 2.
Of the prospect of an Onimusha resurrection, Ono said:
“I’ve spoken with the 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 then the discussion phase.”
Having worked as a sound designer on the release of the original game, Ono eventually became a producer for subsequent sequels along with Dead Rising producer Keiji Inafune.
Despite the very early talks though, Ono is quick to reassure fans that both he and Capcom are well aware of how popular some of the developer’s past titles remain, and that “favourites are going to come back.”
All I can do for now is reassure fans that conversations are happening at high levels,” Ono continued. “We [Capcom] 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.
Assuming Ono gets the go-ahead to helm such a project, he’s bound to have his hands full with Street Fighter V for the foreseeable future – so don’t expect it to happen any time soon.
The latest sequel in the iconic beat ’em up series is due to release next week on February 16, but a whole host of DLC content – including a story expansion – is planned throughout the rest of 2016.