Capcom has filed a new trademark for Dino Crisis
with the Japan Patent Office. Many other games were also trademarked, including Mega Man, Darkstalkers, and Breath of Fire.
Japanese trademark watch website Chizai-Watch notes that Capcom filed these new trademarks on November 29, 2019 while they were published on December 17, 2019.
As Siliconera reports, this is the second new trademark for Dino Crisis filed by Capcom recently. The first was filed on February 5, 2018 and granted on December 28, 2018. The last Japanese trademark for Dino Crisis before that was granted on March 31, 2000.
Rumours of a Dino Crisis reboot circulated back in 2017 but Capcom responded to those saying that there were not “any conversations happening” within Capcom on that subject at the time.
However, in December 2017, Capcom’s development team tweeted that a new Dino Crisis could be possible if lots of people wished for it.
However, given that Capcom also filed trademarks for many other games on the same date as Dino Crisis, it could simply be a formality.
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As Siliconera notes, the other games Capcom trademarked on November 29 are Bionic Commando, Breath of Fire, Ghosts ‘n Goblins, Project Justice, Power Stone, Mega Man, Mega Man Legends, Rival Schools, Strider, and Darkstalkers 3.
The original Dino Crisis came out in 1999 and was followed up with two sequels. In our Dino Crisis review we gave it a 9.2 and described it as “Resident Evil with dinosaurs.”
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