Earlier this 12 months, Capcom formally unveiled Exoprimal, a brand new Anthem-like on-line shooter that includes a great deal of dinosaurs. That dino-filled trailer additionally featured a lady with pink hair, which appeared to be a nod or perhaps a connection to Dino Disaster 1 and 2 lead Regina. Was this new Exoprimal recreation related to Dino Disaster? Nicely, now we have now affirmation straight from Capcom that…no, it isn’t. Sorry.
In an interview with IGN earlier this week, Capcom director Takuro Hiraoka talked about what Exoprimal is and, extra importantly for some gamers, what it isn’t. When requested by IGN if Exoprimal is related to Dino Disaster in any approach, he confirmed that though the preliminary trailer appeared to trace at some kind of connection, that wasn’t the case.
“No,” answered Hiraoka. “The sport is its personal distinctive factor and has no relationship to Dino Disaster.”
I don’t know if IGN requested this, however a superb follow-up query I might have requested is that this: Then what was the choice course of behind teasing a brand new dinosaur recreation by together with a red-haired lady as a giant a part of Exoprimal’s first reveal? All that did was anger and disappoint Dino Disaster followers for no cause and people poor souls don’t have to undergo anymore. Numerous them needed to endure enjoying the final launched recreation within the collection, 2003’s Dino Disaster 3. They suffered sufficient.
Different particulars revealed on this similar interview embody the affirmation that Exoprimal won’t be a free-to-play recreation and can as a substitute be a “full-priced launch,” transport each digitally and bodily.
In keeping with Hiraoka, the preliminary idea for Exoprimal was to create one thing that featured “satisfying motion” however was totally different from previous Capcom video games.
“As an alternative of a recreation like Monster Hunter, the place you face a single, highly effective enemy, we thought that the expertise of taking over and overcoming an enormous horde of enemies had the enchantment and potential to be the premise of a brand new IP,” defined Hiraoka.
“We additionally thought that it might really feel nice to share that have with others on-line, and so the essential idea of Exoprimal was born.”
As soon as the group had settled on Exoprimal’s gameplay idea, the subsequent step was determining what sort of enemies would make up the massive hordes of baddies that gamers could be tasked with combating and killing. Hiraoka stated that choosing dinosaurs as the principle enemies in Exoprimal was a simple and fast alternative.
“I believed that it might be enjoyable to expertise the specter of historical past’s most fearsome predators,” stated Hiraoka. “And that if there have been tons of or 1000’s of them it might be an depth that hadn’t been seen earlier than.” This additionally led to the group going futuristic as they felt fashionable weapons wouldn’t be sufficient to cease the large quantity of dinos gamers would encounter throughout missions.
After all, none of this actually issues to all you Dino Disaster lovers on the market who proceed to look at Capcom remake and remaster each Resident Evil recreation ever made whereas its traditional dinosaur-filled survival horror franchise lingers in obscurity, destined to remain as extinct as dinosaurs themselves.
Anyway, Exoprimal is ready to reach in 2023 for PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Collection X/S, and Xbox One. And who is aware of, possibly Capcom will toss in some Dino Disaster skins.