Capcom Onimusha Mega Man Franchises New

Future Onimusha and Mega Man Games Being Discussed at Capcom

Capcom has said that it’s internally discussing future plans for the Mega Man and Onimusha franchises, aiming to bring the IPs to a wider audience in the same fashion as Monster Hunter World. While the publisher’s biggest franchises like Resident Evil and Devil May Cry have released strong entries over the past few years, Mega Man and especially the Onimusha series has all but disappeared from the mainstream eye.

Speaking in a recent earnings report, Capcom talked about exploring new approaches to the Mega Man and Onimusha franchises. Specifically, the Japanese publisher wants to bring both franchises to a wider audience and make them household titles alongside Resident Evil and Monster Hunter.

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“We are considering how to approach the production of new entries in the series, which requires numerous factors, including the development of a solid concept, ideas and gameplay, etc.,” said Capcom, adding that it’s also looking into porting older Mega Man games to current platforms, potentially through remasters.

Onimusha‘s last entry was the 2018 remaster of Onimusha: Warlords, though there hasn’t been much of a demand for the franchise’s return beyond die-hard fans. However, much like how Monster Hunter was considered a “niche” franchise before it exploded into popularity with the release of 2018’s Monster Hunter World and its acclaimed major expansion Iceborne, a similar revival could be pulled off for Onimusha which has all the makings for a great AAA reimagining or reboot.

Additionally, Capcom also addressed the delay for its mysterious new action game, Pragmata. The publisher promised that it will continue to work on the game and hope it lives up to player expectations. Meanwhile, Capcom is getting ready to release its next major title, the dinosaur-slaying action game Exoprimal, scheduled to release on 14 July for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC.

Source: Capcom

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