The lights are on
Onimusha was a major franchise for Capcom during the PS2 years, but the series has been dormant on the current generation of hardware. According to Capcom's Yoshinori Ono, Onimusha could be making a comeback sooner than you think.
In an interview with IGN, Ono admitted that he thinks Onimusha is ready to make a reappearance. "The time feels right to me. It feels like it's the time to resurrect that series," Ono says. "But I wouldn't want to do the things we've done before. 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."
I always get nervous when developers start talking about multiplayer in traditionally single-player games, but we don't know which (if any) of these ideas will actually make it into production. Onimusha has been dormant for a while… let's hope that bringing it back isn't another Bionic Commando-caliber fiasco.
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Yes yes it does.
Yessss!!! my prayers have been answered. This series is longgg due for a comeback. My list of games i wanted announced in 2011 is coming true so far. good stuff capcom.
it will be a blast to play the game on this gen system...
I'm a big fan of the series, so much so that if Sony made it exclusive, I would buy a ps3. so, uh, yeah . . .It's long overdo.
I just hope they give this series the HD facelift (the original 3) and put it on PS3
I think they should skip this console generation and work on a title for the next xbox or ps launch. That would be a great lead in to get the series back on it's feet and promote whatever super hardware the next console generation (Native 1080p with all games) will bring us :-)
Onimusha 3 is by far my favorite of the series. And, in my personal opinion; Dont add multiplayer, please! This days it seems like all companys think that if a game doesnt have multiplayer it wont sell.
Every protagonist's weapon should be made of his dead wife. That instantly gives credibility to the story and the character.
I hope so. I loved the first one for PS2. It was one of my favorite games back in the day. They should at least release the trilogy in HD format.
Maybe a Resi type multiplayer would be cool. Also you would have tag chain attacks on the enemies. I just hope they cut onimusha dawn of dreams out of the canon as what they did to (spoiler) Samanosuke was terrible.
Got to play these games now =P
PS2 Classics get another chance at being great again!
SUCH A GOOD GAME. BRING IT BACK PLEASE!
I think they should start with releasing the 4 games on PS2 as re-releases in HD on PS3, and while that's being done have the 5th game in the series being worked on. So far, I've been very impressed with the God of War Collection and Sly Collection, while I have no doubt the Prince of Persia, Splinter Cell, Ico/Shaddow of the Colossus, and Tomb Raider collections will all be worth while purchases (at least for me they will).
As long as they focus on the single player, get it all polished and awesome...then they can look into multiplayer