Capcom Interested In Reviving “Dormant” IPs For Future Game Releases


Even though the company is heavily invested in best-selling franchises like Resident Evil and Monster Hunter: World, that doesn’t mean Capcom isn’t closing the door on the opportunity to bring back older favorites. We’ve seen that with arcade and home compilations before, and now it appears the company wants to bring others back.

A recent fiscal report revealed that it intends to bring back “dormant franchises.” Here’s how it broke down what it wants to do in the months ahead:

First, it talked about strengthening digital sales. They’re at an all-time high right now, but that might mean focusing more on digital-only releases, like the previously released Capcom Arcade Cabinet and Disney Afternoon Collection.

Second, it intends to “bolster” the title lineup through the “full-scale execution of our 60-month and 52-week maps.” Not sure exactly what this means, but this could indicate it’ll push more content for current games, along with the new ones.

Here’s where things get interesting. The third is “awaken dormant intellectual properties.” To which, the company has a ton that it hasn’t visited in years.

Right off the bat, we can think of a few favorites. Power Stone was a big hit on the Dreamcast front, and it saw a release on PlayStation Portable years later. Since then, however, we haven’t heard a word about it.

A Dino Crisis remake has also been heavily demanded by fans, in the same manner as Resident Evil 2. Capcom did note that Resident Evil 3 is already in the planning stage, but it wouldn’t hurt to get some dino action in there.

For that matter, a Marvel vs. Capcom collection wouldn’t hurt; and a re-release of Darkstalkers Resurrection might work as well. Heck, we’d even take sequels of those, as they’d be big hits with the fighting community.

And that’s not even counting the likes of Cannon Spike, Maximo, Ghouls ‘n Ghosts, Final Fight, Lost Planet, the beloved Rival Schools, Giga Wing, and so many others.

The company didn’t mention any particular franchises in its report. But 2020 is going to be very interesting, based on these notes. Now we have to wait.

Also, a new Bionic Commando wouldn’t hurt. Just saying.