The Next Onimusha Is... a Browser Game

Capcom will bring a new Onimusha game to browsers this summer, it said Friday in a press release.

Onimusha Soul, to be released "for PCs and smartphones," will be out on June 28 in Japan. Here's how the developer describes it, as translated by Capcom's official website:

"Onimusha Soul" is a Sengoku simulation RPG based on the characters that appear in "Onimusha" series. Each player is a daimyo (feudal lord) of one of the warring states. Players use their powers to achieve the growth of their respective states and train military commanders as they fight with other players. "Onimusha Soul" also allows players to enjoy an original story.

The game is easy to play as it offers two unique advantages of browser games. There is no need to download or install the game data. In addition, the game features an unprecedented level of community and social elements. For example, players can be grouped separately based on Japan's 47 prefectures to enjoy a variety of cooperative game playing or fight players in other prefectures. Furthermore, the development engine uses "Unity 3D" to generate graphics that are far more attractive than the images of conventional browser games. Overall, "Onimusha Soul" was created to appeal to a broad spectrum of game players. Capcom plans to distribute this title for use on PCs and smartphones.

In other words, it's... nothing like Onimusha.

Capcom Announces Entry in the Growing Browser Game Market [Capcom]