Today brought up a bit of interesting news. It was discovered that Capcom had recently filed a new trademark for the shelved Onimusha franchise. Onimusha, the samurai era fighting game with a twist of demons, was wildly popular and has not seen a significant entry since the days of the PlayStation 2, with its last main entry being Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams back in 2005. Its predecessors included Onimusha: Warlords, Onimusha 2: Samurai’s Destiny, and Onimusha 3: Demon Siege.
Could this trademark filing be the hint of a revival of the franchise, later this year? Perhaps, at this year’s E3 conference? There isn’t much more information other than that, but it’s an exciting step for the franchise.