Capcom have reminded us that although Dino Crisis and Onimusha reboots seem far away, they haven’t been forgotten.
Dino Crisis is a Resident Evil style dinosaur game and its last major title was Dino Crisis 3 for the original Xbox back in 2003. Capcom VP of Strategic Planning and Business Development, Christian Svensson has said, “Dino Crisis 3 I think is where it went off the rails if I recall. Dino Crisis’ success really was an out cropping of Resident Evil 1 and 2. There are discussions, Dino Crisis comes up from time to time, but there isnt any burning desire from R&D or the business side to light that franchise back up again.” So Dino Crisis does seem to have a future, there’s just no ideas yet..
Samurai action series Onimusha on the otherhand is ‘percolating’ within Capcom. Svensson tells us that, “Onimusha is tricky in particular given how Japanese-focused the franchise has been…The brand doesn’t right now have quite the resilience that you might think. While Onimusha 1 and Onimusha 2 are among our more successful titles, Onimusha 3 and Onimusha Dawn of Dreams, not so much. You may see some things of the brand pop up in the future, I can’t say what, but there are certainly discussions about it.”
So yeah, let’s hope for more ideas gaiz.