In what may be the sweetest news I’ve heard all weekend, Capcom’s Yoshinori Ono has given Onimusha fans a glimmer of hope by declaring that “the time feels right” to bring the series back to life. Who could argue with that?
“The time feels right to me,” he declared. “It feels like it’s the time to resurrect that series. 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 don’t have those ideas solidified yet, but when these ideas come to fruition, when I feel good about them and I feel we can do something, I will most certainly take them in for approval with the higher-ups. It’s something I’m very interested in doing.”
Onimusha was one of the coolest franchises on the PlayStation 2, and easily among my favorites. Capcom has soundly ignored the franchise since the death of the last generation, but it’s wonderful to know that a fairly influential producer is pulling for it. Fingers crossed that the