Capcom suggested during a new Investor Relations Q&A session that it might revive some of its dormant game series.
Formed in 1983, Capcom has one of the largest libraries of original IPs in any game.
However, while successful franchises like Resident Evil continue to receive new iterations as well as remakes of classic games, franchises such as Lost Planet, Power Stone, and Okami haven’t seen new entries in many years.
When asked specifically what plans the company had for its dormant IP address, Capcom replied, “We are currently developing plans for our pipeline based on market demand data.
He continued, “Going forward, we will continue to consider customer wishes when designing our lineup of titles.”
Hideki Kamiya directed Beat ’em up Viewtiful Joe last had a new game in 2005. Darkstalkers, a fighting game franchise still popular with die-hard fans hasn’t had a new entry, not counting remakes or remasters, since 1997.
In 2020, Capcom announced Pragmata, its first original franchise in a decade.
Pragmata will be Capcom’s first completely new IP designed for consoles and released worldwide since Dragon’s Dogma in 2012 (Megami Meguri in 2016 was a Japan-only release).
Originally slated for release in 2022, the game has been pushed back to 2023 to ensure the game “makes sure it’s going to be an adventure to remember”.
“Our team is working hard on the project, but to ensure it will be an unforgettable adventure, we have decided to shift the release window to 2023,” he added. mentioned at the time.
Capcom head Ryozo Tsujimoto told VGC in 2019 that the company is “not giving up” on the idea of creating new original game series, despite its recent focus on core franchises such as Monster Hunter and Resident Evil.