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Capcom announces first browser-based title

Onimusha Soul represents the Japanese publisher's first stab at browser gaming

One of Japan's largest game publishers has finally announced a major stepping stone, formally declaring the next Onimusha title as browser-based game. This marks the first time that Capcom will develop a PC game directly with the intent for browser-based play.

Declaring it a "Sengoku simulation RPG," Capcom plans to let gamers take up arms for various feudal lords during one of the most romanticized periods of Japanese history. What sets Onimusha Soul apart is the added demon and mythology angle not present in other popular RPG titles.

Capcom has not released an Onimusha title for some time, with the last entry having shipped back in 2006. There's no word on when the game is set for release.

Capcom has had some great results in online gaming; Smurf's Village was a 'driving force' behind the publisher's success throughout 2011.

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Alfonso Sexto Lead Tester, Ubisoft Germany4 years ago
*sigh* Thanks Capcom for casualizing one of my favorite PS2 franchises.

What next? "Dead Rising Colorful Social Town"?
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Stephen McCarthy Studying Games Technology, Kingston University4 years ago
Let not give them any ideas now
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Where does it say it's becoming 'casualized'? Browser based games aren't necessarily all Zynga-style casual games.
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Gregore Candalez Journalist and Account Manager, FD Com.4 years ago
Our first glance tend to be full of prejudice - I don't blame them. Browser-based games are usually mindless and repetitive tasks - the Zynga model pointed by Jessica above me.

However, there are several decent browser-based games, of the likes of Star Trek Online and Drankensang Online, by Big Point. It's sad, though, to see such powerful franchise as Onimush out of the consoles.
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