Many will remember Onimusha for being the “Resident Evil game with samurai,” and they wouldn’t be wrong. Capcom ripped onto the PlayStation 2 with a gorgeous action title that seemed set to become its next biggest hit. Then Devil May Cry happened, and Onimusha was slowly shown the back door after two more solid games and a fourth one that nobody ever remembers.
Capcom is currently in the “discussion phase” for answering fans’ requests and reviving this lost franchise. The news comes from Street Fighter Producer Yoshinori Ono speaking with Daily Star, spilling the beans on his own love for the series.
“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 getting Street Fighter IV made. All I can do for now is reassure fans that conversations are happening at high levels. We 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. Favorites are going to come back.”
As long as Capcom is listening, which I’ve pointed out that it has done marvelously over the last two years, then that is enough for me. Even if a new game doesn’t come out in the near future, I would be satisfied if the PlayStation 2 games were given a similar remaster treatment to the ones that Resident Evil has gotten over the last two years.
Pro tip: Onimusha 2 is the best.