Street Fighter IV producer Yoshinori Ono has said that he “feels like it’s the time” for a new Onimusha. The latest entry in the series was 2006’s Dawn of Dreams for PS2.
“The time feels right to me. It feels like it’s the time to resurrect that series,” Ono told IGN. “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.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t sound like a new Onimusha is currently in the works.
“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.”
Capcom has more than one franchise fans have been bellowing for, though. The other happens to be Darkstalkers.
“A new Darkstalkers… I know people want it,” Ono told IGN. “At Comic-Con last year I brought it up at the panel discussion and virtually [everyone in the] entire auditorium raised their hands when asked if they were interested. I took that information back to the company. I’ve been lobbying for it ever since. They haven’t warmed to the idea just yet, but I haven’t given up. I’ll continue to push for it. People still do ask for it.”
“I’m basically running into the same sort of hurdles I ran into with Street Fighter IV, so if I can show there’s enough interest, maybe something will happen.”
You know what to do, then! Send in those e-mails, fans!