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ONM Remembered – #148

“Rumours grow about Capcom’s bloodfest”

from Official Nintendo Magazine issue 58 (July 1997)

Man, isn’t that glossy Nintendo 64 the classiest thing? That’s the sort of thing I’d put on my mantelpiece.

Also highlighted is really early speculation on Capcom releasing Resident Evil on Nintendo 64, something they apparently flip-flopped on until RE2 saw release nearly three years later.
I was about to say that Yoshiki Okamoto’s idea for a ninja-themed Resident Evil is totally wack, and whatever happened to that? But then I read up a bit on Ominusha, that franchise that I swear had never touched European shelves, but apparently totally has… and it’s pretty much exactly like Okamoto described. It sounds pretty neat, actually. I wonder why they never publicised it?

To go on a bit of a tangent, Ominusha befuddles me. It’s allegedly Capcom’s sixth biggest franchise (though I can’t sure as heck find a concrete source on that), and their online questionnaire from last year had a whole page loaded with queries about the series… but for its supposed popularity, I definitely haven’t heard people talking about, nor have I seen it on any store shelves in the past ten years. Is it an actual product, or is it some bizarre phantom franchise, an incorporeal entity that absorbs fat profits into Capcom’s pockets, all the while keeping audiences completely oblivious to its existence? Enquiring minds want to know.
(also all this time i was under the delusion it was a series of 3D fighting games. guess not?)

One Comment

  1. MightyKombat wrote:

    Nah, Onimusha’s a real thing. (Its ONiMusha BTW)

    Also it has samurai mainly although sometimes you play a kunoichi and in the third game, a modern day French policeman

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