Onimusha reboot chatter shot down by Ninja Theory
- Posted December 3rd, 2012 at 09:44 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 4 Comments
Ninja Theory has poured cold water on reports that it is helming a reboot of Capcom’s popular Onimusha franchise.
The comments come in light of reports earlier this year that the Heavenly Sword studio had been brought in to rework the Japanese-based hack-‘n-slash franchise following a lengthy hiatus.
Prior to that, it was rumored Spark Unlimited – who is currently chiselling away on Lost Planet 3 – were making a reboot.
However it seems Ninja Theory also isn’t in the frame, with the company writing on Twitter: “We are not working on an Onimusha game. Any rumors surrounding this are untrue.”
Onimusha first entered the market back in 2001 for PlayStation 2, and spawned a number of squels, the last one being Dawn of Dreams in 2006. The franchise has sold around 7.9 million copies worldwide.
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- 1:50pm EST - December 3rd, 2012
I always felt Onimusha was stronger of the pair, Devil May Cry rewarding the player for speed while 'Musha was more of an RPG meets hack 'n' slash. Always enjoyed the story of Onimusha aswell. Obviously DMC has captured the hearts of the western market, which Capcom seem to be catering for of late. I hope we haven't seen the last of the Onimusha series!
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- 6:57am EST - December 4th, 2012
- 8:13am EST - December 5th, 2012
Thank god. After playing the DMC demo a few times I'm now sure that series is dead to me.
- 8:26am EST - December 5th, 2012
Now that I've played the DmC demo, I now have faith in Ninja Theory that they can nail the gameplay perfectly, I'll admit it'll take some time to get used to this 'new' Dante, but the actual gameplay is just super fun, slower than DMC 4, more like the pace of DMC 3 (a masterpiece). Plus switching weapons has never been easier. Personally DmC is the type of gameplay I was expecting from a next-gen DMC at the start of the generation (aka DMC 4, we all know how that turned out).
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