Japanese Trademarks For Dino Crisis And NieR Appear On Same Day

Japanese Trademarks For Dino Crisis And NieR Appear On Same Day
Credit: NieR via Steam

With the start of a new year comes new game announcements and projects. Some developers and publishers are on their way remaking old beloved titles, like Resident Evil 3.

Recently it was discovered that two companies in Japan filed for game trademarks: Capcom and Square Enix.

Capcom’s Resident Evil 2 Remake brought hope in some gamers’ eyes. They asked Capcom if they planned on remaking other older titles. Capcom recently announced Resident Evil 3, which has only made fans want more.

It turns out that Capcom has some plans in the works for their 1999 game Dino Crisis. A trademark for “Dino Crisis” was filed on November 29 and published on December 17. Unfortunately, there’s little information about the trademark itself.

There’s no information if Capcom plans to re-release the old series, or the game is being used for another pachinko cabinet.

Dino Crisis recently celebrated its 20th anniversary in June 2019. If the trademark were filed earlier, the speculation surrounding a new game or remake would have made more sense.

The official PlayStation store listing states: “Survival Horror on a Much Larger Scale. Your most primal fears grab you on this new journey into survival horror from the creators of Resident Evil®. Suspicious and terrifying… the world’s most renowned scientist has disappeared and you’ve been recruited to investigate on a mysterious, remote island. Suddenly, out of the mist appears a predator, which has haunted mankind’s imagination for centuries… experience the pure terror!”

This isn’t the only trademark that has appeared on December 17.

Square Enix filed a Japanese trademark for NieR. The trademark was filed on November 29. Similar to the Dino Crisis trademark, it’s unknown what this means for them in the future.

With NieR, there are concrete plans for the future. The series celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2020. There are plans already in place, such as a concert series. Yoko Taro isn’t against creating a NieR remake but is open to any financial opportunities in the future.

With no other information or announcements in the future, it’s unknown what these new trademarks are for. It’s more likely that we’ll see more NieR projects in the future than with Dino Crisis. Since Capcom has found success remaking Resident Evil 2 and 3, gamers are feeling hopeful their favorite older titles will come back into the spotlight.