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Capcom talks Onimusha: Warlords PS4 reboot and bringing back fan-favorites

Capcom producer Yoshinori Ono has spoken about a possible reboot of the popular Onimusha: Warlords game which received high critical acclaim and sold over two million copies on PlayStation 2, Xbox and Windows PC on its debut in 2001.

Following the success of the samurai action game, five more games in the series were produced before it vanished off the radar in 2006 with Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams.

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In an interview with the Daily Star Online, Yoshinori, who worked on all of the Onimusha games, said that Capcom has spoken about a revival internally and said that “conversations are happening at high levels.”

Will Onimusha: Warlords get a PS4 reboot?

Yoshinori explained:

"Capcom as a company know we have many brands, IP’s and series that are beloved by players around the world and we always have fans asking us, when is this or that game coming back.

I’ve spoken internally with people who made Onimusha with me originally and talked about maybe how interesting it would be to revisit that series.

But fans should know that we’re not further down that road than the discussion phase.

Right now, I’m so focused on Street Fighter V that I’m not really in a position to start that same level of battle that I had getting Street Fighter IV made."

He also took the time to reassure fans that a reboot of Onimusha: Warlords is not out of the question, and that it could return alongside the appearance of other fan-favorites.

"All I can do for now is reassure fans that conversations are happening at high levels,” said Yoshinori.

In December 2015, Capcom trademarked the title Onimusha, sparking rumors of a reboot. 

Right now though Yoshinori and Capcom have their sights firmly focused on the Street Fighter franchise with Street Fighter V due to launch on February 16 on PS4 and PC.