Capcom is planning to bring back more of its "dead" franchises
Capcom is planning to bring back more "dead" franchises
Capcom has had an amazing run of games recently, with releases like Monster Hunter: World, Devil May Cry 5 and the Resident Evil 2 Remake. According to the company’s 2019 financial report, Capcom plans to capitalise on its success with those games by bringing back more ‘dormant intellectual properties’.
In the report, Capcom tells investors that they, "will revive dormant intellectual properties (IPs) for which we have not recently released new titles by increasing the number of our developers.” The company is also planning to develop new IPs.
This is still early days-level talk for Capcom, so of course they haven’t announced exactly which franchises they’re planning to bring back to life. Although - there are some prime candidates. Fans have been clamouring for a Dino Crisis sequel for AGES, so that seems like a surefire hit no matter how you cut it. The company also has Breath of Fire, Lost Planet, Darkstalkers, Final Fight and more - all series primed for a big comeback.
Given that the Resident Evil 2 Remake was such a massive hit, I’m sure that a Resident Evil 3 remake is in the works as well. What else could Capcom be working on? Personally - I’m hoping for a Megaman Battle Network/Star Force continuation. A man can dream.