Dino Crisis

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This article is about the video game series. For the first game of the series, see Dino Crisis (video game).
Dino Crisis
DINO CRISIS LOGO.svg
Genres Survival horror, action-adventure, light gun shooter
Developers Capcom
Publishers Capcom
Creators Shinji Mikami
Platforms PlayStation, Dreamcast, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Mobile phone
First release Dino Crisis
July 1, 1999
Latest release Dino Crisis: Dungeon in Chaos
2003

Dino Crisis (ディノクライシス Dino Kuraishisu?) is a video game series created by Shinji Mikami and owned by the video game company Capcom. The franchise focuses around a series of survival horror video games, and has since branched out into comic books and associated merchandise. The overarching plot of the series focuses on multiple characters and their roles in recurring outbreaks of deadly dinosaurs and other monsters in a closed environment such as a laboratory on an island.

Games[edit]

Aggregate review scores
As of November 16, 2016.
Game GameRankings Metacritic
Dino Crisis (PS) 83.59%[1]
(DC) 71.85%[2]
(PC) 61.21%[3]
(DC) 74[4]
(PC) 59[5]
Dino Crisis 2 (PS) 80.70%[6]
(PC) 57.33%[7]
(PS) 86[8]
Dino Stalker (PS2) 58.14%[9] (PS2) 50[10]
Dino Crisis 3 (Xbox) 56.99%[11] (Xbox) 51[12]

Dino Crisis (1999)[edit]

The story of Dino Crisis takes place on a fictional location known as Ibis Island in the year 2009. The Secret Operation Raid Team (SORT) has sent an agent, Tom, to investigate a research facility. During the recon mission, he learns that Dr. Edward Kirk, a world-renowned scientist who was reported dead three years ago, is leading a secret weapons project within the facility. SORT sends four agents (Regina, Gail, Rick, and Cooper) to acquire Kirk and return him to custody. The team arrives on the island under cover of darkness, dropping in via parachute. Cooper is blown off course and lands in the jungle away from the others. Lost in the dark, he is chased down by a Tyrannosaurus rex and eaten. The other three agents, unaware of his death, proceed with the mission.

Dino Crisis 2 (2000)[edit]

Main article: Dino Crisis 2

After the events of the previous game, unsafe research into time-distorting Third Energy has resulted in an entire research base, military institution, and fictional metropolis of Edward City to be transported to another time; along with all of its inhabitants. Secret Operations Raid Team operative Regina returns as one of the main playable characters, sent along as an adviser to the rescue team that travels through time to find survivors of the time displacement and recover data on the Third Energy experiments. Dylan Morton, the rescue team leader, is the second playable character. Despite Dylan and Regina initially going their separate ways, they end up joining forces to find a way back to the present. The player switches between controlling Regina and Dylan at specific points during the story.

Dino Stalker (2002)[edit]

Main article: Dino Stalker

Dino Stalker is the third installment in the Gun Survivor series by Capcom and contains characters from Dino Crisis 2. The Gun Survivor series is a spin-off series to the main Resident Evil series, however, Dino Stalker is the only game in the series with ties to Dino Crisis instead.

Dino Crisis 3 (2003)[edit]

Main article: Dino Crisis 3

Set in the year 2548, it has been 300 years since Earth lost contact with the colony ship Ozymandias, en route to a². Somehow, the ship has reappeared near Jupiter. A team called S.O.A.R. (Special Operations And Reconnaissance) is sent aboard the probe ship Seyfert to investigate.

Dino Crisis: Dungeon in Chaos (2003)[edit]

Dino Crisis: Dungeon in Chaos is a first-person shooter mobile game published by the now-defunct Mobile Capcom in 2003.

Future[edit]

For several years fans have been asking for a new installment/reboot in the Dino Crisis series,[13] and since 2014 there were a lot of rumors circulating that Capcom had placed Dino Crisis 4 under development,[14][15][16] and Shinji Mikami (the creator of the series) had himself stated to have had ideas for a new game.[17]

On March 30, 2014, Phil Spencer (the new head of Xbox) was questioned about whether or not rumors that Dino Crisis 4 would be released on Xbox One were true, to which he responded "We aren't working on DC, it would have to be another publisher if it were true.".[16][18]

On May 9, 2015, Adam Dodd of Bloody Disgusting also urged Capcom to release a remastered version of the original Dino Crisis as they did with Resident Evil.[19]

On January 11, 2016, Jorge Bocanegra of Rely on Horror reported that Tao Weishi (the producer of the popular video game Monster Hunter Online) was interested in working with Capcom on a revival of the Dino Crisis series. Bocanegra also stated that "It would certainly be nice to get a Dino Crisis revival. And Capcom could potentially start by remastering the original game, which would fall in line nicely with their current strategy when it comes to remasters."[20][21]

Adam Dodd of Bloody Disgusting commented on this saying "That could mean just about anything, but the mission right now is to remind Capcom there’s an audience out there for a horror game about carnivorous dinosaurs turning us into people-shaped snack foods, and that’s progress. It’s also just one of about a half dozen properties Weishi name-dropped, along with Resident Evil, Street Fighter, Devil May Cry, Onimusha and Sengoku Basara. Come on, Capcom. I believe in you."[22]

Media[edit]

Soundtracks[edit]

  • DINO CRISIS ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK (ディノクライシス オリジナル・サウンドトラック Dinokuraishisu 2 orijinaru saundotorakku?) is the official soundtrack to Dino Crisis. It was produced by Capcom's in-house music company, Suleputer, and was composed by Makoto Tomozawa; Sayaka Fujita and Akari Kaida with a catalogue number of "CPCA-1029".
  • DINO CRISIS 2 ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK (ディノクライシス2 オリジナル・サウンドトラック Dinokuraishisu 2 orijinaru saundotorakku?)is the official soundtrack for Dino Crisis 2. It was produced by Capcom's in-house music subsidiary company, Suleputer, was composed by Sayaka Fujita and Makoto Tomozawa. Its catalogue number is "CPCA-1046".
  • DINO CRISIS 3 ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK (ディノクライシス3 オリジナル・サウンドトラック Dino Kuraishisu 3 orijinaru saundotorakku?) is the official soundtrack for Dino Crisis 3. It was composed by Shinichiro Sato with a catalogue number of CPCA-1073.

Books[edit]

  • Dino Crisis: Prologue to Escape is a promotional reference book for Dino Crisis. Released on the same dame as the game, it provides a general overview of the game, featuring information on the major characters and also includes interviews with the development team.
  • Dino Crisis Official Guide Book (ディノ クライシス 公式ガイドブック Dino kuraishisu kōshiki gaidobukku?) is a guide book for Dino Crisis. The 192-page guide book contains a section detailing the game's characters, available items and an overview of gameplay.
  • Dino Crisis: Prima's Official Strategy Guide
  • Dino Crisis 2 Perfect Game Guide (ディノ クライシス2 完全攻略ガイド Dino kuraishisu 2 kanzen kōryaku gaido?) is a guide book for Dino Crisis 2. The guide book introduces the audience to the characters before detailing the available weapons. A walkthrough illustrated with maps acts as a strategy guide. A thorough guide on the animals featured in the game follows this, ending with a section covering the bonus games.
  • Dino Crisis 2 Official Starter Book (ディノ クライシス2 公式スターターブック Dino kuraishisu 2 kōshiki sutātābukku?) is a guide book for Dino Crisis 2. The 96-page guide book contains an extensive introduction on the history and legacy of every species featured, along with detailed maps and hints all the way through to the Edward City part of the game.
  • DINO CRISIS 2 Official Guide Book is a guide book, including a novelization, released by Famitsu in 2000 for Dino Crisis 2.
  • Dino Crisis 2: Prima's Official Strategy Guide
  • GUN SURVIVOR 3 DINO CRISIS Perfect Capture Guide (ガンサバイバー3ディノクライシス完全攻略ガイド gansabaibā 3 dinokuraishisu kanzen kōryaku gaido?) is a guidebook for Dino Stalker.
  • Gun Survivor 3 DINO CRISIS OFFICIAL GUIDE BOOK
  • DINO CRISIS 3 OFFICIAL GUIDE BOOK (ディノクライシス 3 公式ガイドブック Dinokuraishisu 3 kōshiki gaidobukku?) is a guidebook for Dino Crisis 3. It was published by Capcom in partnership with Famitsu.
  • DINO CRISIS 3 PERFECT ALIVE GUIDE (ディノクライシス 3 パーフェクト アライブ ガイド Dinokuraishisu 3 pāfekuto araibu gaido?) is a guidebook for Dino Crisis 3. It was produced by DigiCube, and published by Capcom.
  • Dino Crisis 3 Official Strategy Guide

Comics[edit]

Dino Crisis (恐龍危機) is a six-part manhua series. A loose adaptation of the first Dino Crisis game, it was published by the Hong Kong-based company Jade Dynasty (玉皇朝). The series was produced by Tony Wong (黄玉郎).

References[edit]

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  7. ^ "Dino Crisis 2 Reviews". GameRankings. Retrieved November 16, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Dino Crisis 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved November 16, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Dino Stalker Reviews". GameRankings. Retrieved November 16, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Dino Stalker Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved November 16, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Dino Crisis 3 Reviews". GameRankings. Retrieved November 16, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Dino Crisis 3 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved November 16, 2016. 
  13. ^ Dodd, Adam (2015-09-29). "The World Needs Another 'Dino Crisis'". Bloody Disgusting!. Retrieved 2016-10-22. 
  14. ^ "Dino Crisis Reboot Confirmed! Official Announcement And Reveal At Tokyo Game Show 2014? Capcom To Surprise Fans By Reviving Old Franchises! : Trending News". KDramaStars.com. Retrieved 2016-10-22. 
  15. ^ "Dino Crisis Returns in 2014! Woah, Capcom. Woah.". YouTube. 2014-03-01. Retrieved 2016-10-22. 
  16. ^ a b Matt Tran (2014-04-08). "Dino Crisis 4 reboot will be PS4 exclusive | Product Reviews Net". Product-reviews.net. Retrieved 2016-10-22. 
  17. ^ "Dino Crisis producer has ideas about a new game, also wants to bring back God Hand". Psu.com. 2015-06-29. Retrieved 2016-10-22. 
  18. ^ "Phil Spencer on Twitter: "@JayWood2010 We aren't working on DC, it would have to be another publisher if it were true."". Twitter. 2014-03-30. Retrieved 2016-10-22. 
  19. ^ Dodd, Adam (2015-05-09). "Hey Capcom, Remaster 'Dino Crisis' Already". Bloody Disgusting!. Retrieved 2016-10-22. 
  20. ^ Bocanegra, Jorge (2016-01-11). "Monster Hunter Online producer is eyeing Dino Crisis". Rely on Horror. Retrieved 2016-10-22. 
  21. ^ "Monster Hunter Online – Tencent will work with Capcom on other games | MMO Culture - Bonding online gaming cultures". MMO Culture. 2016-01-02. Retrieved 2016-10-22. 
  22. ^ Dodd, Adam (2016-01-04). "'Monster Hunter' Producer Interested in 'Dino Crisis', 'Resident Evil'". Bloody Disgusting!. Retrieved 2016-10-22. 

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