Onimusha and Dino Crisis Still on Capcom's Mind

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Speaking with IGN, Capcom VP of Strategic Planning and Business Development Christian Svensson said that while no immediate plans are in the works for Onimusha or Dino Crisis, both franchises have been the subject of internal discussions on how they could return as modern games.

Of Onimusha he says, "For the time being I think it's in percolate mode, that is to say, it's not forgotten internally, there are discussions that go on, but I don't think anyone has sort has come up with the 'that's it' idea of how to get the game back up to 3 or 4 million units."

Dino Crisis sounds to have a little tougher road back. "As much as I love Dino Crisis, I don't think pre-rendered backgrounds; tank-controlled dinos are going to sell to the level that's going to cover the budgets that it takes to make something competitive in that space," said Svensson.

In the case of both games, Svensson's comments point to the pivotal issue being the need for someone in their R&D to have an "ah-ha" moment on how to proceed. But for fans, know that though it's been a while, the series are not forgotten.

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    October 19, 2010 10:58 AM

    dino crisis is excellent. Dino crisis 2 is excellent as well, much more arcadey than the first.

    I would pay money, good money for a "tank controls" capcom game like a classic resident evil or dino crisis.

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      October 19, 2010 12:57 PM

      I fucking agree on this.

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      October 19, 2010 5:13 PM

      Same here. I only played Dino Crisis 2 but I thought it was great; would love a next gen version.

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        October 19, 2010 5:14 PM

        3 however was utter trash; like franchise killing, bullet to the head bad.