In an investor relations Q&A, Capcom has suggested that it may bringing back some of its dormant game series.
When asked about its dormant IPs, Capcom said (via VGC):
“We are currently putting together plans for our pipeline based on-demand data from the market. Going forward, we will continue to take customers’ wishes into consideration while devising our title lineup.”
Capcom, more than a lot of developers, is very grounded in its own history. Hence not only the long history of Resident Evil, but the parallel string of Resident Evil remakes.
It isn’t often that the company will bring out a new series. Pragmata, which Capcom revealed in 2020, was the first new IP that the company had unveiled in ten years. (That game, by the way, is now scheduled for release in 2023.) The last new IP Capcom developed was Dragon’s Dogma.
With regard to revivals, if I had my way we would see a Dino Crisis comeback. That game is one of the best that Shinji Mikami ever made. Then we have Viewtiful Joe, the hectic beat-’em-up that came out on the GameCube. Maybe we’ll see a comeback for the obscure and cultly appreciated Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective. Or a new Dead Rising?