The Capcom showcase shared some new info on already announced titles from various series
Capcom hosted a showcase yesterday that they focused entirely on already revealed games. As such, the show gave us new information for games like Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, Street Fighter 6, and Resident Evil Village among others.
Here’s what they showed off:
Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak
The massive expansion for Monster Hunter Rise releases later this month, and we’ve already seen quite a bit about it. The showcase gave us some more info on a new locale: the jungle. It also showed us new monsters, some returning like Espinas and Gore Magala; and some new like Daimyo Hermitaur, a crab-like monster. A demo for Sunbreak is also available from today which lets you play in the jungle, against some of the new monsters, using the new gameplay mechanics.
The presentation ended by showing off a roadmap for free content updates to come to Sunbreak. These include even more monsters, variants, and locales, with plans for free updates into 2023. The first of these updates comes in August, with Lucent Nargacuga and the Forlorn Arena locale, among other things.
Up next, Capcom blazed through a few upcoming releases, first off showing some new footage for Street Fighter 6. This footage teases what looks to be a city free for the player to explore. At the same time, the narration for the video states that the game “reimagines the fighting game experience with new modes that will allow you to experience the Street Fighter universe.” The showing ends by teasing more information to come later this year.
After that, the Capcom Fighting Collection is shown off. Announced a couple months ago, this is a collection of 10 fighting games from the arcades, including Hyper Street Fighter 2, Red Earth, and 5 Darkstalkers games. These games will also be playable online, and the collection launches on June 24th.
Next up is Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium, a collection of 32 other Capcom arcade titles. However, these titles are also available for purchase individually as well. The collection launches on July 22nd.
Exoprimal is a team-based PvE-focused dinosaur shooter that has nothing to do with Dino Crisis. The trailer showed off the core game, called “Dino Survival”, which has two teams of five going head-to-head to complete various objectives. The presentation also talks about some of the differences between classes, as well as announcing a closed network test for the game which can be signed up for on Capcom’s website.
Making a brief appearance, director Hideaki Itsuno comes along to announce a 10th anniversary celebration video for Dragon’s Dogma. Itsuno states that the video will be about “how and what Dragon’s Dogma came to be”. The video will release on June 16th at 11:00pm BST, and 3:00pm PT.
Resident Evil Village
Kicking off the Resident Evil presentation is the trailer for the Resident Evil Village story expansion, Shadows of Rose. This DLC will be a direct sequel to the main campaign starring Resi 7 and 8 protagonist Ethan’s daughter, Rose. This new story sees her trying to get rid of the powers she got at birth, as she enters “the consciousness of the Megamycete” to do so. By entering this consciousness, it seems that Rose will be going over some of the same areas as the base game, with Dimitrescu’s castle being featured predominantly in the trailer. However this time, the entire world is attacking you, not just the enemies within it.
Shadows of Rose will have third person gameplay, like the remake games have. To compliment this, the DLC also comes with an optional third person mode for the main game. This comes with a new perspective and new animations. On top of these is new additions to the Mercenaries mode, with new maps and characters available. Players can now play Mercenaries as Chris Redfield, Karl Heisenberg, or Lady Dimitrescu. This is complete with new abilities and, in Dimitrescu’s case, a 9-foot tall perspective.
What’s more, RE:Verse, which was meant to launch last summer, will go live on the same day this DLC comes out: October 28th.
Resident Evil 4 Remake
Following on from the Resident Evil 8 news and capping out the Capcom Showcase was more news on the Resident Evil 4 remake. This included our first look at gameplay which, while short, gives us a good indication that the game will play similarly to the previous remakes. We also got the first clear look at Leon’s face, which uses the same facial model for him as the Resident Evil 2 remake. Much like the previous remakes, this one will be a reimagining of Resident Evil 4 that preserves the strengths of the original while modernising certain aspects.
After this came the announcement that Resident Evil 7, 2, and 3 are getting current-gen upgrades on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. These upgrades include 4K support, higher framerates, and ray tracing, and are already available.
And that’s it for the Capcom showcase! What was your favourite announcement? Will you be checking out any of these releases when they launch? Let us know down in the comments below! Or, for more announcement goodness, you can check out our articles on the Summer Game Fest reveals and Xbox and Bethesda reveals! You can also hop over to our Discord to chat with us about all things gaming and entertainment!
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