Dino Crisis Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Dino Crisis RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Capcom Taps Resident Evil Ambassadors to Test New Game https://www.gameskinny.com/vt08r/capcom-taps-resident-evil-ambassadors-to-test-new-game https://www.gameskinny.com/vt08r/capcom-taps-resident-evil-ambassadors-to-test-new-game Wed, 18 Dec 2019 17:06:50 -0500 GS_Staff

Capcom has reached out to members of the Resident Evil Ambassador program to test an "unannounced game." The news comes from a Reddit post that claims to show an email to members. It informs them that they can now apply to playtest a new title. 

Unfortunately, we currently don't know what that title might be since Capcom has not officially revealed it. However, it's possible it might be a Dino Crisis remake or a new entry in the Resident Evil franchise, such as the rumored Resident Evil 8

We recently reported that Capcom filed trademarks for 11 game franchises with the Japan Patent Office. One of those games was Dino Crisis. Because of the original's success, fans have clamored for a new game in the dino-chise for more than 16 years.

With the recent triumph of the Resident Evil 2 remake, and the impending release of the Resident Evil 3 remake, it's possible Capcom is set to pull a John Hammond in the coming months, releasing a new Dino Crisis into the world. However, nothing's set in amber. 

The alleged email to Resident Evil Ambassadors also details changes to the program's ranking system and says that "higher-ranked Ambassadors have a greater chance to be selected for these offers," which also include "priority seats at our game show booth."  

Ultimately, it's important to take the possible existence of either a Dino Crisis remake or Resident Evil 8 with a grain of salt. We won't officially know anything until Capcom spills the proverbial beans. Theoretically, the new title could be anything, even if the developer has reached out to the Ambassadors program for input. 

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Capcom news as it develops. 

Capcom Trademarks Dino Crisis With Japan Patent Office https://www.gameskinny.com/xxzzh/capcom-trademarks-dino-crisis-with-japan-patent-office https://www.gameskinny.com/xxzzh/capcom-trademarks-dino-crisis-with-japan-patent-office Wed, 18 Dec 2019 10:36:07 -0500 Jonathan Moore

Capcom has filed trademarks for 11 properties, including Dino Crisis. The trademark filings were made with the Japan Patent Office in November. They became official in December. 

The news comes from Chizai-Watch (via Siliconera). Chizai-Watch is a Japanese website that keeps tabs on new patents published by the JPO through a weekly bulletin. 

The nine other games on the list of filed trademarks include Bionic Commando, Breath of Fire, Darkstalkers 3, Ghosts 'n Goblins, Mega Man, Mega Man Legends, Power StoneProject Justice, Rival Schools, and Strider.

Of course, trademark filings do not portend either impending game announcements or releases. There is currently no word on if Capcom is actively developing titles for any of these IPs, including Dino Crisis and Power Stone. Companies often file trademarks to retain rights to properties for future use, even if that use is years away. 

Of all of the titles listed, however, Dino Crisis seems to be the most likely to receive a new entry in the "near" future, due in part to the recent success of the Resident Evil 2 remake and the impending release of the Resident Evil 3 remake. Earlier this year, Capcom said that certain IPs could see new entries based on fan interest, which is what the company did with the long-awaited Onimusha remaster in January.

Seeing the steady stream of fan mods for the Resident Evil 2 remake, including a mod that reskins RE2's base models with Dino Crisis skins, it's safe to say that fans are interested in revisiting the dino-centric franchise. 

Only time will tell if any of these games see new entries in the coming years. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more on Dino Crisis and other Capcom games as it breaks. 

Top three reasons why dino-games suck https://www.gameskinny.com/wczgx/top-three-reasons-why-dino-games-suck https://www.gameskinny.com/wczgx/top-three-reasons-why-dino-games-suck Fri, 04 Mar 2016 05:27:59 -0500 Engela Snyman

With the way things are going, dinosaurs might very well be the new zombies on Steam. They're bloody everywhere. The sad part is, they don't seem to be all that good. The Stomping Land is dead, ARK: Survival Evolved had a lukewarm reception, and most of the other games popping up are just plain terrible.

So here are top three reasons why dinosaur games - in general - suck.

1. Too much science

If I tell you Ornithomimus means 'ostrich-mimic' and Majungasaurus may have been a cannibal, you wouldn't care, because: "where the T-Rex at?"

As players, we want to see cool dinosaurs, but developers always seem to get bogged down in the science of the thing. It's great and all to see a perfect representation of a Troödon, but that won't make the game any more fun. The novelty wears off fast, and showing us scientific dinosaurs won't save a bad game, and can even make it boring.

Unsurprisingly we, as dino-gamers, already know most of it, we don't want to hear it again, we want to enjoy the game. Making dinosaurs accurate to a tee makes them boring, and so 65 million years ago.

In short no one really knows what dinosaurs looked like. Heck most of the better-known dino's don't even have a full skeleton. We often base designs off prior knowledge, and look at modern day animals for inspiration. Did Dinosaurs really have feathers? Who knows! You can give them polar bear fur with pink spots and it will still work.

And we won't be as bored. 

2. Dinosaurs don't translate well into games

Dinosaurs are pretty damn awesome, but throwing them at a game, and hoping they stick, just won't cut it. 

They're big, big things need big places, and to work that in effectively - and not burn out i7 CORE processors world wide while you're at it - you need to get creative. Dino Crises and Turok worked because they both embraced what made dinosaurs cool - guns and scares.

This is something ARK suffers from. Most of the dino's there feel exactly the same, which turns them into simple - but pretty - scene dressing, that occasionally get mad at you for stepping on their flower pots.

In the first Dino Crises the T-Rex was something truly terrifying because, well, it was a mother-fucking T-Rex, and they made sure you respected that. Same goes with the old SEGA game Jurrassic Park. The scenes and interactions were scripted, but it was pretty damn effective.

3. They rehash themes to death

In general, dino games fall into 4 categories: hunting/survival, battle, simulator, and kids. That's it. There is no middle ground for dinosaurs. Which just goes to show, no matter how 'awesome' dinosaurs are, they don't immediately make games better.

It's still survival, it's still simulator, and it's still kids. The moment we see a dinosaur our minds just seem to shut down, because we've seen it 1000 times before.

Developers need to think outside the box - but not jump directly into the sandbox - and think up something truly unique. The Isle, an in-progress game on Steam, seems to have the right idea, make a game where you play as dinosaurs. It's solid, but so far the novelty is wearing off very quickly, hopefully they're adding something to keep us there for a while.

How can we change it?

It seems the moment we add dinosaurs into the game, the entire structure buckles and collapses under the enormous weight, leaving us with semi-good game-play and a bunch of dinosaurs who plod around for no other purpose other than to look pretty.

Developers need to start looking at the whole thing in a new light, and focus more on the game and less on the dinosaurs. Like the zombies genre - which was initially a virus that got spread through a bite - it has evolved to add stunning and unique monsters into the mix. Which in turn gave longevity to the genre. 

Dinosaur games also need to evolve, ironically enough. They are still stuck in the stone age, and they need to get out of the tar pits. 

Creativity is the name of the game, and if they are really turning into the new zombies, let's hope something truly amazing pops out before it runs out of steam.

10 Games Franchises that Need Another Installment https://www.gameskinny.com/l05kk/10-games-franchises-that-need-another-installment https://www.gameskinny.com/l05kk/10-games-franchises-that-need-another-installment Mon, 31 Mar 2014 11:26:57 -0400 Death Metal Hero

Legend Of Dragoon

This cult classic is one of my all time favorite games. Released in North America for the PS1 way back in June of 2000. This 4-disc long epic was the gateway game that introduced me to Japanese RPGs. Since its release, it has steadily grown a huge cult following. But my hopes and dreams were shattered back in 2012, when Sony simultaneously announced that there was a Legend Of Dragoon 2 in development, but it had been cancelled.




Black had some of the best sounding guns during the PS2 era. But the destructibility was the best part, some franchises now a days still don't have that level of destructible environments. The thing that stings the most is that Black 2 was in development, but was scrapped due to differences with EA. Criteron is well known for their Burnout franchise, and now they're working on the Need For Speed franchise. How about you guys take a break from the racing genre and give a little love to first person shooters?

Star Fox

No, I'm not talking about Star Fox Assault or Star Fox Adventures, I mean Star Fox 2. Apparently this game was already in development and was actually finished, but was never released due to the impending onslaught of the Nintendo 64. I don't want spin offs or new concepts, I want a direct sequel to Star Fox. But apparently that is too much to ask for.


*Cough--Just release Star Fox 2 already for the WiiU virtual console--Cough*

Chrono Trigger

There are 13 different endings in Chrono Trigger, and one of those endings is a perfect set up for a Chrono Trigger 2. Although having another installment in the Chrono franchise would be satisfying as well, seeing as the last installment-Chrono Cross-came out in North America 14 years ago. The series is long overdue for another adventure, and there are millions of fans who are ready to dive in head first.

Earthworm Jim

Earthworm Jim has been missing in action for 15 years now, with the third installment leaving a bad taste in my mouth. A remake of the original Earthworm Jim was released for XBLA and PSN back in 2010. So there is still hope that a sequel to the Earthworm Jim franchise may still happen. Hopefully the legendary Tommy Tallarico can come back and compose for the series as well.

Super Mario RPG

Super Mario RPG: Legend Of the Seven Stars is by far one of the best RPGs and best Super Mario games of all time, at least in my opinion. Although we have seen Mario delve into the RPG waters again with Paper Mario, but that just wasn't the same to me. There was some real magic in Super Mario RPG, and I believe that was thanks to Squaresoft (now Square Enix). Maybe they should take a trip back down memory lane, and make a sequel to it.


I can see it now... "Super Mario RPG 2: Smithy Returns!"

Megaman X

Yeah, I know the Megaman X franchise has had a lot of sequels, 8 of them to be exact. But the series went a bit downhill for me after Megaman X5. I think it would be amazing to have a Megaman X9 in the same spirit and style as the original. Megaman 9 and Megaman 10 have seen this treatment on XBLA, PSN and WiiWare. Why not bring back the cream of the crop?


Let's face it, the so-called reboot of Turok was complete trash; You could unload 3 clips of assault rifle ammo into a raptors face before you could kill it, or just press B to insta-kill it with a knife. Even Turok: Evolution made my face hurt. I think it's about time the franchise went back to its roots with atmosphere, difficulty and exploration. Bring back Tal'set as well, because having a Native American protagonist is always awesome.


It seems Valve is very afraid of the number 3, seeing as its been 7 years since the release of Half-Life 2: Episode 2 and 10 years since the initial release of Half-Life 2. I understand that having a phobia can be very hindering, but nothing is more liberating and euphoric than overcoming your fears. I think it would be very healthy for the company to conquer this fear and show the world that a trilogy CAN have 3 installments. Either way, I support their decision.

Dino Crisis

Essentially Dino Crisis was Resident Evil with Dinosaurs, and that is some truly awesome stuff. The last installment Dino Crisis 3 was a train wreck, and was released 11 years ago. I think it's time to stop running the Resident Evil franchise into a ditch, and start working on a franchise that has long been forgotten. Even a reboot would suffice.

Top 5 Video Game Franchises That Scream "Reboot!" https://www.gameskinny.com/g8j4q/top-5-video-game-franchises-that-scream-reboot https://www.gameskinny.com/g8j4q/top-5-video-game-franchises-that-scream-reboot Fri, 21 Mar 2014 06:12:34 -0400 Xavier's


This can be interpreted as a metaphor for the rise and fall of great original first person shooters that have lost momentum for the likes of Call of Duty or Battlefield. Although those franchises do have their own merits, old school Medal of Honor set in WW2 was really the first time you could truly immerse yourself into to a gripping historical epic. Without those remarkable moments we would not have our blockbuster shooters today. Medal of Honor should come back as that classic WW2 shooter that could bring out that sense of wonder from you like its predecessor did in the olden days.


Werewolfs, Weredragons, need I say more? Altered Beasts is a brilliant concept concocted by Sega in the bit wars and has since carried over to the ps2. Tragically it has been forgotten by the masses by its lack of any installments. What a gold mine it would be if someone would just give this game a next gen facelift? Weredragons alone would sell copies for this imaginative license.


What in the world has Capcom done to their IPs? No series has gotten more neglected by the company than Dino Crisis. Although some may dismiss this underrated suspense-fest as simply "Resident Evil with dinosaurs," anybody  who has experienced   Dino Crisis and especially Dino Crisis 2 knows that this franchise kicks ass with its awesome storylines, ominous soundtracks, and action packed velociraptor skirmishes. We need to see more adventures in these Jurassic epics, and as long as the end result isn't Dino Crisis 3, than I hope someone can reinvigorate the franchise.


Viewtiful Joe is a cell-shaded masterpiece that has spawned its own line of merchandise and even a show. However, despite its extraordinary fanbase, the series has seemingly died down with no new installments as of late. Although some may argue The Wonderful 101 is a spiritual successor, we need  some other companies take on this early 2000 classic for a new generation of fast punches and wicked outfits.


If there was any game that desperately warranted a sequel, by god it was Tim Schafer's masterpiece Psychonauts. With incredibly charming characters, a unique art style, and an enticing story, It would be a great success for any company to revive this fallen gem and all of its IP glory now that the original has developed such a cult following.


With the recent success of Tomb Raider, and the incoming reboots of Wolfenstein and Doom, doing a game a different path seems to be the popular path throughout gaming. These are my top 5 game franchises that I would love to see brought back to life on our new gaming machines!

Capcom Set to Announce 13 New Games https://www.gameskinny.com/zzjwe/capcom-set-to-announce-13-new-games https://www.gameskinny.com/zzjwe/capcom-set-to-announce-13-new-games Tue, 23 Jul 2013 18:06:56 -0400 Aneudys Tejeda

Dino Crisis

Turok ain't got nothing on Dino Crisis. I have memories as a kid being afraid of Jurassic Park and this game is the cause for that (I didn't see Jurassic Park until I played this game) a true survival horror game on a different level than zombies and necromorphs. Probability of this is highly unlikely but it would make for an amazing surprise.


That's all for my on what Capcom may announce. What games do you hope to see from Capcom at their event? 

Mega Man X

Megaman has been treated very poorly on behalf of Capcom. They made him out to be a comical character in Street Fighter X Tekken. Megaman has had numerous delays and out right cancellations. Yet Capcom still tries to give him life, so that counts for something right? Megaman is still a mainstay in gaming culture he just needs his comeback game.

Devil May Cry

As a huge fan of the Ninja Theory remake, I would love nothing more than for this new DmC series to continue. Limbo was a beautiful world, and the character models were amazing. Now I'm not expecting a full fledged trailer or anything but even if its a logo I would be very happy.

Resident Evil 7

Resident Evil 7 is most definitely in the works. Regardless of the sales and reception of RE6, Resident Evil is practically a cash cow for Capcom. If 7 isn't in the works, You can bet that there is a spin off of sorts being made. Heck this event is set to announce some mobile and Social Games, why not have this massive zombie franchise available on Facebook.


In correlation with Viewtiful Joe, Okami is another visually impressive game from Capcom. with a DS sequel and a HD remake, Capcom still has a spot in their heart for Okami. Best described as the only game to "out Zelda, Zelda" Okami is another franchise that could use a next gen lift or even a Vita port.

Viewtiful Joe

Viewtiful Joe is highly unlikely but one can dream right? Viewtiful Joe is one one of the most vibrant colorful games of last gen in my opinion. With the next gen technology looking absolutely amazing, we should put that graphical power to a game like Viewtiful Joe. a bright side scrolling action movie on steroids might be the kick in the pants we need from all these serious games.



Capcom Event Predictions:

On August 1, Capcom is announcing 13 new games ranging from smartphone titles to Social games to next-gen titles as part of its streaming "Network Game Conference". This GAF thread has extracted and translated details from the post, confirming that updates to both Monster Hunter Frontier G and Onimusha Soul will be discussed during the event. But there are still 11 other games that could come out from this event so why not share some predictions.