Last night’s State of Play opened with a new multiplayer game from Capcom called Exoprimal, which somehow isn’t Dino Crisis. Despite being a Capcom game where players have to shoot dinosaurs, this is a brand-new IP set that doesn’t have much in common with Dino Crisis aside from prehistoric reptiles and red-haired women.
Not being called Dino Crisis aside, Exoprimal looks like an interesting mix of modern multiplayer games and Capcom arcade-like gameplay. While Exoprimal has four players using their unique abilities to get rid of dinosaurs, the amount of dinosaurs players will have to contend with seems like a callback to titles like Ghosts ‘N Goblins or Strider.
Exoprimal Comes to Consoles and PC Next Year
Here’s an overview of Exoprimal from Capcom (via Gematsu):
Exoprimal pioneers a new multiplayer experience rooted in co-op – but with a competitive edge. In the game’s main mode, Dino Survival, teams fight for every breath against countless dinosaurs while racing to complete missions before rival squads in five-versus-five matches. A dynamic mix of objectives keeps players on their guard and ensures each match is different from the last. Exofighters will need to stay on their toes as hunts transition into precious cargo deliveries or desperate last stands against relentless assaults. Opposing teams are even given opportunities to tackle adversaries head-on and impede their progress. While Exoprimal is purely focused on multiplayer, a narrative is interwoven throughout the game. Players can sink their teeth into the world’s rich history and colorful characters by unlocking new story threads and piecing together the mystery behind the dinosaur outbreaks.
Capcom’s Exoprimal is set for release in 2023, with no exact release date given. The futuristic dinosaur shooter that isn’t Dino Crisis will be available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.