Onimusha Soul Sneaks Onto PlayStation 3

By Spencer . February 25, 2014 . 12:48am

Onimusha Soul is part of the Onimusha universe, but is not an action game like the other titles in the series. Onimusha Soul is simulation game where you grow an army. Originally released for browsers in 2012, Onimusha Soul was Capcom’s first foray into the free to play browser space. Now, Onimusha Soul is on PlayStation 3. You can download the 500 MB file from Japan’s PlayStation Store and like the PC version the console release is free to play too.


Capcom promoted the PC game with crossovers from other Capcom games like characters from Darkstalkers as allies and Resident Evil’s monsters as enemies.

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  • Seven of The Scions


    I want new Onimusha series, but in modern society, lol

    • AkuLord3

      That’s what 3 technically was…which is why its awesome (and for other good reasons).

      • makubexnas

        And Jean reno make the game hundred time more awesome.

        • Seven of The Scions

          Ahahaha yes, but we need new villain in this modern society since Nobunaga is defeated.
          Maybe They both can play as main characters again:)

        • lyhthegreat .

          yeah his whip was pretty bad ass

    • Spirit Macardi

      I’ve often thought of a game where you play as a grown up Henri, who’s part of a special tasks force that hunts down remaining Genma that still thrive in France and elsewhere. With him manifesting Oni powers of his own (since his father’s gauntlet was used to save his life).

  • hng qtr

    “but is not an action game like the other titles in the series.”
    I never tought a single sentence could leave me so dissapointed so fast.

    • Mind0105A

      Me too….

  • dahuuuundge

    I have a feeling it’s going to look exactly like those Clash of Clan style games.

    • k.b.a.

      it’s a card game the browser version has been out for 2 years now

  • JustThisOne

    I feel like this would be a cool franchise to revive. A small step, but hopefully ripples will become waves. *__*

    • AkuLord3

      If this is the small step…i rather they start making big ones or just skip around a bit : p

      • k.b.a.

        considering the game has been about for almost 2 years now. if they were going to move forward they would have taken that step by now. instead they’ve picked up their foot… and placed it right back in the same place.

        i like the concept of playing as other characters, but it’s hard to let go of the OG Samanosuke and Jubei… still, 1-3 were the high points of the series, more so 1 for the atmosphere and tone. even if the combat in a new game changed and allowed for so much freedom, i preferred the tension and pace of the first onimusha game as opposed to the happiness of subsequent titles. dangerously close to sengoku as of dawn of dreams, and the gameplay let you essentially steamroll your enemies as opposed to fighting them

    • Skeptika Crediblus

      As long as they don’t give it to Ninja Theory to ruin.

  • Ixbran

    God, Capcom, you have two different series that apparently takes place during the Sengoku era of Japan, Onimusha and Basara. Why bother making designs different between games, when you know you’ll make more money using characters designs from the Basara series.

    Your either too lazy, as evident with Mega Man and Street Fighter, or you apparently give your self too much work to deal with.

    Mega Man being in Smash Bros. 4 is literally your only saving grace right now Capcom, and your not even working on the game, Nintendo and Namco are.

    • Kaihedgie

      Is all you ever do is complain?

      • Ixbran

        No? I’m just pointing out that Capcom seems to constantly bury them selves with almost everything they do.

        All Capcom seems to do lately is constantly re-make the Street Fighter games, while keeping most of their interesting games only in japan. People have been wanting a new Onimusha for years, and now we finally have one, only its not a hack-and-slash adventure as we had all hoped. Further more, as i said before, both the Onimusha and Basara series both take place in fictional re-tellings of the Sengoku era of Japan. Instead of coming up with new designs, they could have easily included the Basara character designs, and made it a cross over type game, which would have helped build up hype for this game. Instead of wasting time on character designs that are rather forgetful compared to their Basara counterparts

        Aside from Mega Man being in Smash Bros., the only other good thing they have going for them is Monster Hunter, which mind you is indeed a good game. But still, they should be willing to do more than just work with Street Fighter and Monster Hunter.

        If capcom doesn’t do something new and exciting fairly soon, they may end up becoming a niche company, that is if they don’t flat out shut down.

        • k.b.a.

          a) they don’t remake the street fighter games themselves, at most they tweak the numbers behind the scenes and add content maybe every 2 years. i’m not saying that’s okay, just pointing out what’s really going on. there hasn’t been a new street fighter in a while save for SFxT. all of the HD remakes they port out to iron galaxy. and it is one of their longest running franchises.

          also onimusha soul is not new. it’s been out since 2012. this is simply another port. it’s a card game which is easier for them to make yes, but alienates fans,. i don’t think anyone would ‘hope’ per se the next real onimusha game would be a hack and slash. it’d be pretty much a given, which is why it’s a shite move for capcom to have not made it. they send their some of their most beloved franchises out to be worked on by god knows who, seemingly don’t check up on how things are going and before you know it final fight and bionic commando are essentially dead forever. and onimusha which was known for using mocap with real actors, will instead go stupid with beloved characters instead of just making new ones.

          but things are looking up. not good but better. sadly reports say microtransactions are on the rise according to schedule, and they’re no longer at 150 million in the bank thanks to monster hunter 4. street fighter being a truly worldwide game helps, but people want more classic fighting franchises to return, not HD remakes of games we already own 15 copies of

    • DaiRaiOh

      Dawn of Dreams didn’t take place in the Sengoku era, and neither did 3 for all intensive purposes, so not a very valid complaint. MOre so considering they’re more than allowed to keep designs separate. They both have entirely different styles and overall themes to them as series. No point in making one like the other when all it would do is alienate fans

    • Abysswalker90

      We should all know by now that Capcom are bound to always take the wrong step, and almost deliberately make the worst choice possible every single time. Then they scratch their heads as to why they are losing costumers. Then they decide to make even more wrong choices to fix it.

    • k.b.a.

      different?! take a look at the visual change of the onimusha games over time, they started out very dark and somewhat based in realism, by dawn of dreams and souls, i don’t think they could be anymore in line with sengoku basara. i wish they’d get back to what it was before. Akechi 4 lyfe

  • $23890725

    It´s nice it´s free and all but games that are in Japanese and is not a hack and slash or a fps or a shot em up game it´s a bit harder to play when you don´t understand a shit but I will try it out for sure.

  • KnifeAndFork

    Awesome. If I didn’t know any better, I’d have thought it was a trailer for some new Anime.

    Of course it’s for some cheap throwaway f2p game by Capcom; just another one of their latest bad ideas and disappointments

  • lyhthegreat .

    i wished they would start making onimusha games again…

    • yomachaser

      I wish Dawn of Dreams and that Smash Bros clone never happened.

  • Skeptika Crediblus

    I kinda wish they’d take the Dragon’s Dogma approach, and give us a feudal Japan flavored open worlder.

  • yomachaser

    Oh! So that’s how it feels when Capcom whores out your favorite franchise. I don’t like this feel at all.

  • Koji Kabuto

    The game runs like s**t on PS3.

    Loading times are enormous and it freezes all the time (due to running on the “fabulous” web browser instead of being a standalone game)

    It´s like it hasn´t been tested at all.

    • KnifeAndFork

      Good lookin out.

      Not that I or anyone here were that desperate to play it but at least I know not to waste my time trying it out just for the sake of curiosity.
      Sounds like a fail just like Namco’s Soul Calibur Lost Swords DRM one minute load time nightmare.

      I understand these companies wanna experiment with the iOS business game models on consoles since its given them success on the phones but…no thanks. Stick to real games..

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