Capcom is in talks with Yoshinori Ono about the possibility of bringing back PS2 action series Onimusha, according to a new report by UK newspaper Daily Star.
Speaking to the paper, Ono revealed that he had "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."
Ono worked as a sound manager on the original Onimusha before working his way up to producer on Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams. Dead Rising producer Keiji Inafune also served as producer for each game in the series.
"All I can do for now is reassure fans that conversations are happening at high levels," Ono continued. "We [Capcom] realise the need for different series to maybe come back into the forefront and although there’s nothing to talk about right now, I’m sure in the future there will be news on variety of series that will keep the fans happy. [Fan's] favourites are going to come back."
Onimusha debuted on PS2 in 2000, spawning five further titles in the six years following. The latest game in the franchise, the browser-based Onimusha: Soul, debuted on PC back in 2012. Capcom has yet to formally announce any plans for the series' future.
Ono's latest game, meanwhile, Street Fighter 5, launches on PS4 and PC next week.