Capcom is looking to bring back its survival horror and action-adventure series, Dino Crisis, based on the latest rumor.
Speaking during the latest episode of Giant Bomb’s Game Mess Mornings, host Jeff Grubb, who is known for his connections in the game industry, stated that he’s heard about Capcom looking to revive the Dino Crisis series.
Grubb mentioned that he had heard a similar rumor before Exoprimal was announced, which led to him being unsure about what he had heard. However, based on what he’s heard more recently, he believes that there’s still a chance Capcom has been working on a new Dine Crisis game and that we may see it soon.
Another indication of Capcom looking to revive the series is a recent survey, in which the publisher is gauging interest in new games and remakes for multiple franchises, including Dino Crisis. If you’re a fan of the series, now is the time to make your voice heard.
The most recent entry in the Dino Crisis series, Dino Crisis 3, is an action-adventure game developed by Capcom Production Studio 4 and published by Capcom for the Xbox. Similar to its predecessors, the game involves battling dinosaurs and reptiles, which are actually mutations derived from dinosaur DNA. Unlike real dinosaurs, these enemies are encountered on a space station setting. Originally intended for release on both Xbox and PlayStation 2, development of the PlayStation 2 version was halted early on.
Players have access to two guns equipped with six different types of ammunition (one gun and three ammo types per playable character), along with “WASPS” devices designed to assist in dinosaur encounters. Gameplay predominantly centers around the character Patrick, with only a brief segment featuring Sonya. Additionally, three types of body armor are available. Set in the year 2548, the storyline revolves around Earth’s loss of contact with the colony ship Ozymandias, which reappears near Jupiter after 300 years. A team named S.O.A.R. (Special Operations And Reconnaissance) is dispatched to investigate aboard the probe ship Seyfert. However, upon deploying a shuttle to explore the Ozymandias, the ship’s weapons unexpectedly activate, resulting in the destruction of the Seyfert and the shuttle.