When is Capcom going to give us a new Dino Crisis game? Probably never, but the Japanese developer appears to have cooked up the next best thing in the form of Exoprimal, a new squad-based multiplayer game that allows pent-up gamers to beat up dinosaurs in fancy mech suits. The reveal trailer even provides a sneak peek at a character that looks suspiciously like Regina, the heroine of the first two Dino Crisis games (or the only mainline Dino Crisis games, as Dino Crisis 3 haters like to say). Exoprimal will be released for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Steam in 2023.
Exoprimal unleashes a battle of the ages in 2023! (Capcom)
- In the near future, strange occurrences are threatening humanity’s existence. Vortexes are opening in the sky, flooding cities with deadly creatures from the prehistoric era. As raptors cascade from above and Tyrannosaurus Rexes stomp through the streets, it’s up to squads of five brave Exofighters in mechanized combat armor, known as Exosuits, to fight back against the dinosaurs who threaten to push humanity toward extinction.
- In Exoprimal’s primary game mode, Dino Survival, you’ll be competing against a rival squad to complete dynamic objectives. At times, that means tearing through dinosaurs, while at other times that means transporting cargo or protecting a critical point from relentless assaults. You can even receive orders to interfere with the opposing team or take them out directly, so be ready for anything!
- Each Exosuit has a specific role in combat that can complement your squad’s tactics. Deadeye keeps a healthy distance while unleashing a hail of destructive force with powerful assault weapons. The melee-range Zephyr carves a path through hordes of smaller dinosaurs. The tank-like Roadblock bears a massive shield to hold off swarms of enemies, while the Witchdoctor ensures allies stay healthy and ready to re-engage. Thanks to the efforts of the Aibius Corporation, Exosuits can be swapped out in the middle of combat, allowing your team to change tactics at a moment’s notice without having to disengage from a fight.