Onimusha, Dino Crisis not forgotten, but revivals unlikely

Speaking as a massive fan of the Onimusha series, I’ve always been puzzled as to why Capcom hasn’t brought out a new one since 2006’s Dawn of Dreams. According to Capcom’s Christian Svensson, neither Onimusha nor the similarly absent Dino Crisis are forgotten, but their returns are rather unlikely for the time being.

“For the time being I think it’s in percolate mode, that is to say, it’s not forgotten internally, there are discussions that go on, but I don’t think anyone has sort has come up with the ‘that’s it’ idea of how to get the game back up to 3 or 4 million units,” he admits. While Onimusha 1 and Onimusha 2 are among our more successful titles, Onimusha 3 and Onimusha Dawn of Dreams, not so much.”

As for Dino Crisis, it seems that nobody at the publisher even wants to make another: “Dino Crisis comes up from time to time, but there isn’t any burning desire from R&D or the business side to light that franchise back up again.”

It’s a shame when a good series is totally forgotten, especially something like Onimusha, which had potential to be a major franchise, or Dino Crisis, which was full of dinosaurs. I hope these games eventually get the “internal champions” that Svensson says they need. 

Onimusha, Dino Crisis Franchises Not Dead [IGN]

Speaking as a massive fan of the Onimusha series, I’ve always been puzzled as to why Capcom hasn’t brought out a new one since 2006’s Dawn of Dreams. According to Capcom’s Christian Svensson, neither Onimusha nor the similarly absent Dino Crisis are forgotten, but their returns are rather unlikely for the time being.

“For the time being I think it’s in percolate mode, that is to say, it’s not forgotten internally, there are discussions that go on, but I don’t think anyone has sort has come up with the ‘that’s it’ idea of how to get the game back up to 3 or 4 million units,” he admits. While Onimusha 1 and Onimusha 2 are among our more successful titles, Onimusha 3 and Onimusha Dawn of Dreams, not so much.”

As for Dino Crisis, it seems that nobody at the publisher even wants to make another: “Dino Crisis comes up from time to time, but there isn’t any burning desire from R&D or the business side to light that franchise back up again.”

It’s a shame when a good series is totally forgotten, especially something like Onimusha, which had potential to be a major franchise, or Dino Crisis, which was full of dinosaurs. I hope these games eventually get the “internal champions” that Svensson says they need. 

Onimusha, Dino Crisis Franchises Not Dead [IGN]

Jim Sterling