Onimusha Creator Wants to Work With Bungie

Onimusha Creator Wants to Work With Bungie

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Capcom's Keiji Inafune - creator of Onimusha, Dead Rising, and the original character designer of Mega Man - thinks it would be very "interesting" to collaborate on a project with Halo creators Bungie.

Inafune-san was in the neighborhood of Bungie's Seattle studio (presumably for PAX) and stopped for a visit that had the Halo creators appropriately awestruck. Sure, Halo's a pretty big title, but this is the sort of resume you don't mess around with.

Inafune, who is currently "Head of Research & Development and Online Business" at Capcom, offhandedly mentioned interest in a collaboration when asked why he was dropping by:

Bungie is an amazing studio that has made incredible games. So I was always curious about how they made their games in hopes of being up to add some of the flavor into Capcom games. Also, I wanted to come down to Bungie in order to see just how well our philosophies on game design matched up. If things clicked, I know it would be interesting to collaborate together on a title in the future.

He talked about a good deal more beyond that - more of his philosophy and thoughts on game design, what he felt modern developers could learn from classic titles - but that above statement is the thing that really interests me here. Can you imagine the fruit that a Bungie/Inafune crossover would bear? Master Chief vs. Mega Man! Killing zombies with chainsaws, plasma screen TVs, and the Energy Sword! It turns out that Umbrella's virus heads into space and mutates where it creates the flood!

I don't know if it'd be on the same level as, say, Hideo Kojima's StarCraft: Ghost, but it could only result in awesomeness. ...probably.

(Via VG247)

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Actually, I don't really like Mega Man games or Dead rising, and I hate Halo. But it is interesting. I imagine Capcom + Bungie would probably get hyped to no end. I predict almost no game reviewers would reveiw the game honestly if it was crap. Not saying it would be, of course.

EDIT: My statements on Mega Man and Bungie and Halo and Dead Rising are my own personal opinions in what I prefer to play. I make no pretensions to my preferences in gaming being FACT, or some sort of Holy Edict.

Well, this is intriguing. Not sure if anything will actually come out of this considering the tentativeness of this whole thing, but it'd certainly be interesting to see a Capcom/Bungie collaboration sometime in the near future.

I think he could lead an exciting IP for bungie they are talented guys (and girls) and could do with a different series to concentrate on

RelexCryo:
actually, I don't really like Mega Man games or Dead rising, and I hate Halo. But it is interesting. I imagine Capcom + Bungie would probably get hyped to no end. I predict almost no game reviewers would reveiw the game honestly if it was crap. Not saying it would be, of course.

Pretty much this. I can just imagine what a trailer announcing the partnership would be like...

Good. Hopefully something creative, fun, and awesome will come of the collaboration of two of my favorite video game series.

happysock:
I think he could lead an exciting IP for bungie they are talented guys (and girls) and could do with a different series to concentrate on

Seriously. I loved Halos 1 and 2, but I think it's starting to destroy them from the inside out. It's not reasonable to expect them to only make one series.

Wow. That'd be quite the team-up, like Spiderman and Wolverine kind of team up.

My hopes are for a MegaMan FPS. But then again, a new IP would be interesting.

I hope he has an Oni sequel in mind

Sounds interesting. I can't wait for bungie to start working on non halo titles.

As long as it dosent evolve into puting some of the most innovative minds together to make the same old crap *halo 4 featuring MegaMan* Becuse we know that would just be a windowlicking good time.

CantFaketheFunk:
Onimusha Creator Wants to Work With Bungie

WHAT???

Madness. East meets west? Yes please. I like the sound of this one. I'd be interested how they would meld together with the Onimusha team, considering they have made mainly shooters. But this sounds like a winner either way.

Gaderael:
Wow. That'd be quite the team-up, like Spiderman and Wolverine kind of team up.

More like Batman and Wolverine, a team up you'd never expect.

Cousin_IT:
I hope he has an Oni sequel in mind

Alas and dammit, Take2 owns Oni now so it wouldn't be a colaboration between Bungie and Mr. Inafune.

Now, a Dead Rising where the shooting controls didn't suck would really draw my interest.

-- Steve

Imagine the possibilities. I'm guessing you could put this in the "it will never happen" pile but it would be great none the less.

Seems like a good idea. I've heard that he's made some good games and Bungie has too, so this would probably turn out well.

ChromeAlchemist:

CantFaketheFunk:
Onimusha Creator Wants to Work With Bungie

WHAT???

Madness. East meets west? Yes please. I like the sound of this one. I'd be interested how they would meld together with the Onimusha team, considering they have made mainly shooters. But this sounds like a winner either way.

Gaderael:
Wow. That'd be quite the team-up, like Spiderman and Wolverine kind of team up.

More like Batman and Wolverine, a team up you'd never expect.

It's like crack and meth!
No seriously, do want.

It's obvious... Master Chief == Megaman!!!
Just the colour of the armour changed, from blue to some colour from the dirt spectrum... ;)

So no wonder he wants to get in on Halo.
Hmm, Halo with the whacky Megaman arsenal of weapons and gadgets? Could be fun multiplayer ahead :)

Guess what guys? One of the granddaddies of gaming says that Bungie is a great studio.

*Cue people attempting to discredit him*

But yeah, this is pretty interesting.

That "T Virus creates Flood" thing might be cool.

Anyway, sounds cool to me, but it all depends on if they decide to do it.

pimppeter2:
Sounds interesting. I can't wait for bungie to start working on non halo titles.

Yeah exactly, I don't doubt for a second that they could easily establish a great repertoire of games.

It would be a very interesting combination combining two great studios like that, would love to see the ideas!

-Joe

Freakin' sweet.

Bungie's experience with FPS games added with a Capcom IP (Bionic Commando and Megaman come to mind. Those are more gun based) would do wonders.

Kenjitsuka:
It's obvious... Master Chief == Megaman!!!
Just the colour of the armour changed, from blue to some colour from the dirt spectrum... ;)

Iridescent Green? Where do you find such dirt?

Eldritch Warlord:

Kenjitsuka:
It's obvious... Master Chief == Megaman!!!
Just the colour of the armour changed, from blue to some colour from the dirt spectrum... ;)

Iridescent Green? Where do you find such dirt?

Ground zero.

-- Steve

Lol Bionic Commando doesn't count. Doesn't detract from the other 9001 good games he's made though.

 

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