It seems that HD collections are all the rage these days, with Capcom’s own Devil May Cry HD Collection currently on sale during the PlayStation All-Stars Heritage Sale on the PlayStation Network.
One PS2 series that hasn’t received the HD treatment from Capcom is Onimusha, with someone on the Capcom forums asking to see a compilation of Onimusha: Warlords, Onimusha 2: Samurai’s Destiny, Onimusha 3: Demon Siege, Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams, and Onimusha: Blade Warriors. Responding to this inquiry was Greg Moore, Community Liaison for Capcom Unity:
Still nothing like this planned, kimbap. You may not realize, but these HD remakes are actually an enormous and costly undertaking, and redoing all five games you listed would be an extraordinary feat. I do believe there are also licensing issues as others have pointed out, and I doubt it’s as simple as just shooting out emails to Mr. Reno and Mr. Kaneshiro. It would probably add significant cost to the projects, and I would guess that someone, somewhere in the organization has already assessed this idea from a risk-return viewpoint and deemed it too risky without enough potential return. Remember, Metacritic scores don’t necessarily speak to potential sales.
That said, we never say never around here.
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