Now there’s no guarantee that this trademark means a new Dino Crisis game, but it would be foolish for them to release nothing at all.
- Capcom has just filed a new trademark for Dino Crisis.
- This could very well mean a new game or remake on the horizon.
- With the success of Resident Evil’s remakes, this step seems to have been inevitable.
Remakes are big business. Not only are they based on familiar concepts which have worked before, but they also have a built-in audience of everyone who feels nostalgic towards the said property. This is why Capcom has had such success with the Resident Evil remakes. It is also whythey’ve just trademarked Dino Crisis again.
Now there’s no guarantee that this trademark means a new Dino Crisis game. But looking at the way things have been going for Capcom lately, it would be foolish for them to release nothing at all. After all, what could be closer to the beloved Resident Evil series than a game which was basically the same with added dinosaurs?
There are several reasons that remakes are so popular. To publishers, they’re attractive because they’ve been proven to work. To fans, they’re attractive because nostalgia makes everything seem great. In general, it’s much safer to go with a remake than a new IP.
With themassive sales numbers for Resident Evil 2 Remake, Capcom was probably searching through their IP catalog to see what they had lying around. Dino Crisis is so close to Resident Evil in both tone and gameplay. Of course they were going to go with that.
I for one am not unhappy at the prospect. Dino Crisis was a great game, and these days dinosaurs are less passe than zombies. Of course, there’snothing as iconic as the tyrantsin Dino Crisis. Unless you count the T-rex. At this point though, a dinosaur franchise not having a T-rex just makes it feel empty.