Game company CAPCOM recently filed a trademark for something rather unusual: the long-dormant Dino Crisis franchise.
Dino Crisis trademark sighted
The trademark was recently filed in
Japan on November 29, 2019 and published just today, December 17, 2019. This
could mean a lot of things and one of those is preparing for releasing another major
There is something to take note before
getting too excited. Some companies file for trademarks as a way to protect
their IPs all the time, so this might not really confirm that the old franchise
is getting a relaunch. There are companies that will either file for a
trademark as a backup plan for something that may not ever see the light of
day. The company did say that they are planning on launching more old
franchises from the past, so who knows really.
This is actually the second time CAPCOM has filed for a trademark for the old franchise recently. It was granted one for the series a year back on December 28, 2018.