Will Capcom Unveil A New Onimusha?
Perhaps you've forgotten, but Onimusha is one of the most popular and critically acclaimed action franchises in history, and we all know how many people would love to see a new installment.
So the question is, will Capcom ever revisit the series and give those action aficionados what they crave? Several years ago, executive producer Keiji Inafune told GameSpy that a portable Onimusha effort may be in the cards if the fans clamored for it, but it never materialized. Ever since, those who recall the games with a great fondness have been hoping Capcom would produce a new entry for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and it may not be out of the realm of possibility... As VideoGamesBlogger noted, a movie adaptation is headed our way in 2011, and it'll even boast the same actor that the Dawn of Dreams character model was based upon: Taiwanese actor Takeshi Kaneshiro. On top of which, the series has always fared relatively well in the marketplace and just as a brief history lesson, the original Onimusha was one of the very first top-notch PS2 games back in 2001. Of course, Devil May Cry released that same year as well, and Capcom has been more interested in furthering that franchise over the years (understandably so; DMC rocks).
But that doesn't mean we don't want a new Onimusha. Perhaps Capcom will reveal a new entry at the Tokyo Game Show in a few weeks time; if they do, we can guarantee you it'll be one of the biggest pieces of news of the event.
9/13/2009 9:13:11 PM Ben Dutka