There’s no denying that Capcom has had a phenomenal run of games over the past year or so, with Devil May Cry V, Monster Hunter World, and Resident Evil 2 proving massive hits – both commercially and critically.
With that in mind, I think we can all agree that Capcom announcing a remaster or remake of the beloved survival horror Dino Crisis at E3 2019 would be the juicy cherry on a particularly delicious cake.
While I’m personally not so sure such a project is on the cards – at least any time soon – a recent tweet from US retailer GameStop has left some fans convinced that we will indeed be seeing a Dino Crisis revival announced in LA this June.
As spotted by Jawmuncher on Twitter, GameStop (apropos of nothing) decided to tweet out to its followers to see who wanted a new Dino Crisis to be announced at E3. The tweet was later mysteriously deleted, but not before SteelSeries, who predominately manufacture gaming peripherals and accessories, replied to it with a cheeky wave.
Now, I don’t believe for a second this tells us anything about a new Dino Crisis. While it’s kind of odd that the tweet got deleted, it’s not that unusual for the social media account of a prominent games retailer to ask a question about a title it knows is fondly remembered, nor is it that weird that SteelSeries would reply. It’s all about that engagement, as the kids say.
Other developments in the Dino Crisis GameStop tweet. Replies were at steel series nodding in agreement and winking at a post saying they’re waiting too. A very curious development just before E3 to be sure. pic.twitter.com/zD58rDyyXK
— Jawmuncher (@Jawmuncher) May 16, 2019
A quick look at Jawmuncher’s Twitter account shows a person who is really, really into Dino Crisis, so we might just have to chalk this up to an overly eager fan who’s reading into something that isn’t there. I get it, we’ve definitely all been there.
With that said, rumours and rumblings of a return to the classic Capcom horror have been floating around for a while now. In December last year, Capcom told investors it suspected the Resident Evil 2 remake would be a massive success (which it was), and that the company planned to explore its stable of older games further to see if any other titles would benefit from a similar treatment.
While Dino Crisis wasn’t specifically mentioned at the time, fans – Jawmuncher included – have been very vocal indeed about wanting the see the franchise make a return, especially since the last game in the series was released way back in 2003.
For now, the wait for a new entry or remake continues… but the fact fans were prepared to lose their minds over one seemingly harmless tweet speaks volumes about just how ready people are for a Dino Crisis revival.
I mean, Capcom were willing to re-release Dragon’s Dogma for Switch, so clearly the company is up for anything. We’ll just have to wait and see.
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Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.