Capcom has recently filed a new trademark for Dino Crisis, according to the Japanese tracking website Chizai-Watch. The trademark was originally filed in Japan on November 29, 2019, and published today, December 17, 2019. The company filed a similar trademark for the series around the same time last year on December 28, 2018, and roughly 2 years ago teased a potential return for the series on Twitter, stating they could bring the series back, “If a lot of people wish.” While this new trademark doesn’t necessarily mean that a new Dino Crisis title is confirmed, it does show that Capcom is still interested enough in the franchise to renew the rights to it, possibly hinting at plans to develop the series sometime in the near future.
The first two main games in the Dino Crisis series were released for the original PlayStation in 1999 and 2000 respectfully, and a space-themed third entry in the series was released to mixed reviews in 2003 as an original Xbox exclusive. Ever since then, fans have been clamoring for the series to return, to no avail. Rumors have persisted that the series would make a comeback on modern consoles, though nothing has ever been officially announced.
With the massive success of the Resident Evil 2 remake and the looming release of the Resident Evil 3 remake on the horizon, now would be the perfect time to reinvigorate another one of Capcom’s classic 32-bit franchises. Hopefully, with the announcement of this new trademark, we won’t have to wait long to step back into the shoes of Regina and company and start busting dino heads once more.