Dino Crisis

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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, Mobile, Xbox
First release Dino Crisis
  • JP: July 1, 1999
  • NA: August 31, 1999
  • EU: October 29, 1999
Latest release Dino Crisis 3
  • JP: June 26, 2003
  • NA: September 16, 2003
  • EU: November 7, 2003

Dino Crisis[a] 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.

Titles[edit]

Aggregate review scores
Game GameRankings Metacritic
Dino Crisis (PS) 84%[1]
(DC) 72%[2]
(PC) 61%[3]
(DC) 74/100[4]
(PC) 59/100[5]
Dino Crisis 2 (PS) 81%[6]
(PC) 57%[7]
(PS) 86/100[8]
Dino Stalker (PS2) 58%[9] (PS2) 50/100[10]
Dino Crisis 3 (Xbox) 57%[11] (Xbox) 51/100[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]

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]

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: 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.[13]

Dino Crisis 3 (2003)[edit]

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.

Future[edit]

For several years fans have been asking for a new installment/reboot in the Dino Crisis series,[14] and since 2014 there were a lot of rumors circulating that Capcom had placed Dino Crisis 4 under development,[15][16][17] and Shinji Mikami (the creator of the series) had himself stated he had ideas for a new game.[18]

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.".[17][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]

Legacy[edit]

A six-part manhua based on Dino Crisis (恐龍危機) was published in Hong Kong. It is 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).

Regina has also appeared in the tactical role-playing video game Namco × Capcom, beginning on a cruise ship from Gun Survivor 4 (Resident Evil: Dead Aim),[22] and as a card in SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters Clash. In Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, the player can unlock her outfit with a red wig as a bonus costume for Jill Valentine.[23] Annie also "cosplays" as Regina in Super Ultra Dead Rising 3 Arcade Remix Hyper Edition EX Plus Alpha, a downloadable content for Dead Rising 3.[24] A figure of her was released by Yujin in the Namco × Capcom series.[25]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ In Japanese: Dino Kuraishisu (ディノクライシス)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dino Crisis Reviews". GameRankings. Retrieved November 16, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Dino Crisis Reviews". GameRankings. Retrieved November 16, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Dino Crisis Reviews". GameRankings. Retrieved November 16, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Dino Crisis Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved November 16, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Dino Crisis Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved November 16, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Dino Crisis 2 Reviews". GameRankings. Retrieved November 16, 2016. 
  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. ^ "ケータイカプコン|ディノ クライシス Dungeon in Chaos". www.capcom.co.jp (in Japanese). 18 August 2011. Archived from the original on 18 August 2011. 
  14. ^ Dodd, Adam (2015-09-29). "The World Needs Another 'Dino Crisis'". Bloody Disgusting!. Retrieved 2016-10-22. 
  15. ^ "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. 
  16. ^ "Dino Crisis Returns in 2014! Woah, Capcom. Woah.". YouTube. 2014-03-01. Retrieved 2016-10-22. 
  17. ^ 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. 
  18. ^ "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. 
  19. ^ "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. 
  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. ^ "RPGamer > Preview - Namco X Capcom". rpgamer.com. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  23. ^ Australian Station issue 11 page 42.
  24. ^ "Super Ultra Dead Rising 3 Arcade Remix Hyper Edition EX Plus Alpha review". Eurogamer.net. 12 June 2014. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  25. ^ "Dino Crisis - Regina - SR Namco X Capcom - Secret Version (Yujin)". myfigurecollection.net. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 

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