Resident Evil 7 producer Masachika Kawata has hinted that Capcom may consider developing a new Onimusha game after the franchise’s decade long hiatus. Kawata has acknowledged that the game series is very popular and said that it may see a resurrection. Kawata had stopped short of confirming that something is actively happening for the popular Japanese hack and slash series. Kawata said that he certainly thinks the Onimusha series was a big hit and he thinks that it is something that is worth considering although he says he cannot say that there is actually anything happening.
Yoshinori Ono from Capcom last year had stated that the publisher was looking to bring back its classic IP. Ono strongly suggested that Onimusha could see a comeback. Ono said that Capcom as a company has a lot of series and brands that are beloved by players worldwide. He says that they always have fans asking when old games are going to make a comeback. Ono said that he spoke with the people who are responsible for making Onimusha with him originally and talked about how interesting it would be to revisit the series.
Onimusha Warlords was originally released on PS2 back in 2001. The series spawned the sequels Onimusha 2: Samurai’s Destiny, Onimusha 3: Demon Siege and Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams. There are also numerous spin off titles. The franchise sold over 7.9 copies around the world as of Dec. 31, 2012 according to Capcom, as reported by PlayStation Universe.
Since the release of Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams, the series has been pretty much out of players’ radars. After talks of possible revival of the game on multiple occasions last year, Capcom has not shown any much interest to revisit Onimusha for quite some time now. Masachika Kawata has very little else to add to really confirm that something is happening to revive the once very popular franchise, as published by Dailystar.