2019 has, without a doubt, been one of best years Capcom has had in over a decade. From the instantly financially and critically acclaimed release of Resident Evil 2 to the similarly appraised Devil May Cry 5, it’s clear the company has found its rhythm again over the past 12 months. This newfound resurgence has led to brand new prospects for Capcom’s flagship franchises, but as it turns out, the company isn’t planning to stop there.
In a recent 2019 investors report, Capcom cited that “awakening dormant intellectual properties” ranked within their top three priorities going forward, as was "developing new brands." Of course, for a company as storied as Capcom, that provides major scope as to where the company could go next. While they may be best known these days for Resident Evil, Devil May Cry, Street Fighter and Monster Hunter, the company has dabbled in many varying IP’s of different genres and styles over the years.
Whether you’re considering Dead Rising, Lost Planet, or perhaps an older franchise like Final Fight, there’s no denying that Capcom has an extensive backlog of solid franchises that fans would clamber to see make a return. Players need only look at the anticipation regarding the teased reboot of the Dino Crisis series at the tail end of 2017 to see how much weight the company's old franchises still hold, with the game’s original fanbase going crazy at the idea of it making a return.
However, a supposed remake of Dino Crisis or games of a similar ilk could be more likely than ever before, with the Capcom investors report also claiming the company would be dedicating more focus to developing remakes. The decision supposedly comes after the success of Resident Evil 2, with the report claiming the game’s success was "indisputable." This, of course, opens the doors to a lot of fan-favorite games making their long-awaited comeback.
While there’s a long list of classic titles fans would love to see return, it bodes especially well for those hoping for a remake of Resident Evil 3: Nemesis – the beloved third entry in the Resident Evil franchise. Ever since the rampant success of Resident Evil 2 earlier this year, there have been cries for the game's sequel to receive the same treatment. When Capcom revealed they’d be making an announcement early last month, fans of the franchise were certain they’d see the remake finally come to fruition, however, the company unveiled their multiplayer title Project Resistance instead. The confirmation of more remakes being on the way certainly makes a potential Resident Evil: Nemesis remake feel one step closer to reality.