Yoshinori Ono: “Time feels right” to bring back Onimusha

Saturday, 5 February 2011 08:50 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono has told IGN that it now “feels right” to bring back the Onimusha series.

The actioner hasn’t seen any new titles since the release of Dawn of Dreams for PS2 in 2006, but Ono said he feels good about a reboot, but that it would need changes.

“The time feels right to me. It feels like it’s the time to resurrect that series” he told the site. “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.”

Ono added: “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.”

Another series Capcom has on hitaus, but something Ono has expressed a lot of interest in bringing back, is fighter Darkstalkers. Don’t hold your breath, though.

“A new Darkstalkers… I know people want it,” he 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.”

Prep the petitions, then.

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