Rumor: Dino Crisis reboot to be announced this year
posted on 02.27.14 at 07:44 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Capcom bringing back its dinosaur survival series?

Dino Crisis 3

Capcom is working on a reboot of Dino Crisis to be announced later this year, according to a rumor in the latest issue of Official Xbox Magazine UK.

The rumor contradicts an earlier statement from Resident Evil: Revelations producer Masachika Kawata.

Asked if Capcom is likely to revive the Dino Crisis or Onimusha series, he said, “Capcom has obviously never shied away from bringing back our older IPs to new generations, but I do think it’s more important for us to focus on creating new IP as we move forward.”

The dinosaur-based survival horror game series first launched for the original PlayStation in 1999. It spawned two sequels—the latest released on the original Xbox in 2003—and a PlayStation 2 first-person shooter spin-off.

Thanks, Eurogamer.

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  • Coloso90909

    No Mikami, no party.

  • Elvick

    If it’s good, dope. I love dinosaurs…

    Hey wait, isn’t there some dinosaur that was coming to the PS4? Where is that? *looks for trailer* edit; Ah, Primal Carnage: Genesis is what I”m thinking of.

  • McPoo

    Definitely interested in this.

  • surachokes

    Why do I get a feeling it may be a Xbox One Exclusive Title (though I wish it to come out on all platform).

  • Dark_N11

    Please don’t be a reboot from a western developer..

    • Pyrofrost

      I’m glad to see I’m not the only one who was thinking this.

    • Bob Obb

      99% chance of it being a generic cover-based TPS made by the cheapest dev Crapcom could find.

      • Altin

        Considering Hiroyuki Kobayashi (The guy who produced DC2, 3 and RE 6) might work on this, I’d rather go with a new Power Stone or Darkstalkers.

  • Keegs79

    This would be awesome. There isn’t many games these days with dinosaurs. Dino Crisis was awesome. I would like to see another third person action title.

  • 罪罰

    Dino Crisis by Outsourced Western Company!

  • Zancrow

    I’d like this. Dinosaurs >Zambambos.

  • $18114340

    Dino Hunter? Dino Planet? Dino Evil Revelations?

    • Anime10121

      Dino Hunter? Oh god no, there are more than enough hunter ip’s out at the moment…

  • gamelayer

    Capcom trying to cash in on the up-coming Jurassic World movie…

    • XXX


  • gamelayer

    I hope they bring back Regina.

  • Zackasaur


    • Budgiecat

      and then its a social card game for iOS!

      • bloodiOS

        Don’t you dare! I’ll swallow you whole, wait till you turn to chyme and spit you out.

      • 罪罰

        Even worse!
        TPS by Spark Unlimited!

  • Skyer Ist

    Exclusive for Xbox One

    • InsaneChronos

      Exclusive for 3DS.

  • Wolf Star

    Please be real!! I miss playing Dino crisis. Rebooting the series sound good about now on Ps4 and X1. it would be awesome ^^

  • XXX

    Anything but F2P.

  • DarthBrian

    I’m sure it’ll be more shootbang than survival horror. Typical.

    • TetsuyaHikari

      Considering the route Resident Evil took, would this really surprise you?

      • DarthBrian

        Not at all. Hence my comment. :p

    • Skerj

      Well they actually went that route with Dino Crisis 2. 3. ..well 3 does not exist.

      • DarthBrian

        It was still survival horror though. iirc.

        just realized it’s been like forever since I played the second one. I’ve replayed the first one like 20 times but I think I only played the second one once. Weird. :p

        • Skerj

          I don’t know, it was pretty arcadey. They eschewed the survival horror mechanics from the first to giving points for kills that you redeem at terminals for new weapons, ammo, and recovery. They added kill combos too. That and a good 80-90% of the game was outside in the day time.

          • DarthBrian

            That’s starting to sound familiar.

  • Paul Rodriguez

    Just stay out of space this time and don’t be a mobile game.

  • DarthNemesis

    Its just RE with Dinos.Nothing special.

  • Zero

    I’m not sure I’m buying this rumor just yet. I’d like for it to be true…

  • tokyobassist

    Well when you spent the last 10 years burning bridges with your old fanbases for these franchises, I’m pretty sure reviving old IPs would be a better option than making new untested IPs for the new fans.

    Back in the day if you were a fan of one Capcom series, chances are you became a fan of many. The newer fanbase is a bit more selective on what they buy. Just because they buy Resident Evil games doesn’t mean they’ll be playing the new Strider for example.

  • tokyobassist

    Dino Crisis also made more sense being an action game seeing the direction 2 went into. The first game in the series was legit the only survival horror entry in the series.

    As long as it’s actually good, I’m down.

  • RoyalR R.M

    Can I have Onimusha too?

    • Zero

      Yes, please!

  • almostautumn

    They don’t even need to do a new entry. Give me an HD remaster of DC2 and some fun little trophy support, and you can have my money Capcom!

  • Peacenutman

    Well this is a pleasant surprise. Knowing Capcom lately however, could be outsourced to some lousy dev.

  • badmoogle

    I don’t think that current Capcom is capable to do this game justice anymore.They’ll find a way to ruin it.

  • Audie Bakerson

    Hopefully we don’t get Donte the Dino Slayer…

  • DukeMagus

    Well, Dino crisis was always more action-oriented than Resident evil, so it could work…

  • Fango

    yes yes yes yessssssssssssss

  • echokanon

    Forget about zombies and aliens! I want dinosaurs!! We don’t see them often now aside from being some random monsters in games!

  • Souji Tendou

    Next (true) DMC and Onimusha please….?

  • $3582264

    Totally agree with what has been said here… capcom is totally going to outsource this title to some shitty western dev to make a quick dollar.
    In the long run this aggressive damaging of their own intellectual properties will cost them dearly.

    • Fango

      Yup. 100% guaranteed they will outsource this.

  • Powerreny

    Sorry, but I don’t trust Capcom any more, if they asked platinum games to make it then yes it will success.
    BTW, let them shove the new IPs.

  • Gemelos1208

    Hope they release it for the PS4. Dino Crisis 3 was terrible. Good by graphics, bad by everything. Dino Crisis 1/2 were great. Don’t know if Dino Crisis 4 will come to Xbox one or 360 exclusive. I don’t mind if its a multiplatform, avaible for PS4 and X1. But for the PC and Wii U?…yeaah, I don’t think so. The game will be to mature for the wii u. And we definitely don’t want to here PC etilists saying “The PC port is better” 100 times. Oh, and Dino Stalker was also not good. The game was good in Japan but not on NA.