Capcom Showcase 2022 shows off Resident Evil, Exoprimal, Monster Hunter, and more
World renowned developers and publishers, Capcom announced a whole heap of games yesterday during their Capcom Showcase. The digital broadcast went through each individual planned release, including Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, the new Resident Evil 4 remake, and a new IP called Exoprimal. Viewers also got to see a few spotlights on other titles by Capcom such as Street Fighter 6, and the Capcom Fighting Collection.
I’ll be going into further detail and breaking down what we saw just below.
Those yearning to head back to the Village will get their wish, with the long awaited Winter’s Expansion DLC arriving on all platforms on October 28.
The new content will include a third person mode to play through the campaign, a new Mercenaries mode that will see players able to play as Chris Redfield, Heisenberg, and Lady Dimitrescu, and on top of all that, we’ll get a continuation of the main story in the form of Shadows of Rose.
Shadows of Rose is set 16 years after the events of RE:Village, and will follow Rose Winters, Ethans daughter, as she struggles to control her powers. Players will have to explore and survive inside the conscious realm of the Megamycete in search of a cure.
Resident Evil Village Gold Edition will release on October 28, 2022, and will include the main game and the Winters Expansion DLC, and will be available on Steam, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and Google Stadia.
Resident Evil Re:Verse is the multiplayer experience Capcom has crafted, and will release on the same date, October 28, 2022.
Fans of the recently announced RE4: Remake were also in luck, as Director Yasuhiro Ampo and Producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi came on to discuss the modernised reimagining of the classic 2005 game. They informed us that they intend on ratcheting up the original games feelings of loneliness and how it feels to go up against an enemy that is so zealous, so sure in their beliefs that they’re doing the right thing. They say that they’re on track for a release of RE4: Remake on March 24, 2023.
Until then, players will have the opportunity to sink their teeth into (haha, get it, like zombies) 3 new and enhanced Resident Evil games. RE2, RE4 and RE7 released yesterday onto PS5 and Xbox Series X/S with 4K resolutions, raytracing, a higher frame rate and 3D audio, all designed to give a smoother, more visceral, more immersive experience for players.
The first opportunity to fight off wave after wave, swarm after swarm of vicious dinosaurs arrives next month. You can register here: https://www.exoprimal.com/networktest/en-us/ for a chance to be included in the closed network test on Steam this coming July and have the opportunity to be among some of the first to try this new team-based game before it releases later in 2023.
To prepare players for what they’re getting themselves into, Exoprimal Director Takuro Hiraoka presented a briefing on one of the game modes, Dino Survival. In this game mode, 2 squads of 5 Exofighters must race to complete orders assigned to them by ‘Leviathan’, the AI behind the dinosaur outbreaks. Teams will have to complete missions as fast as possible, racing their rivals. There can only be one first place, and you don’t wanna know what happens to second place.
A new trailer showed a few of the objectives that players will have to complete to survive, including a VTOL defence mission which will see squads defending downed aircraft from the unstoppable onslaught of dinos, as well as Omega Charge, which introduces a bloody enormous hammer that Exofighters will be able to use to obliterate their targets.
While many of the missions will pit the players against the dinosaurs, there are others where they will battle directly with the opposing squad, and there are even missions where rival teams will have to do the unthinkable and team up against a common foe.
Exoprimal looks a lot of fun, and i’m looking forward to seeing more as time goes by.
Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak
Monster Hunter™ series Producer Ryozo Tsujimoto kicked the Capcom Showcase off with a brand new trailer for Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak. The video featured a revitalized Jungle area from the second generation of Monster Hunter games, welcomed back Espinas, the Thorn Wyvern from Monster Hunter™ Frontier, and saw the megasized beast from Monster Hunter™ 4 Ultimate, Gore Magala. Hunters can pursue an early taste of the action with the free demo for Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak that released earlier today, (June 14, 2022), on the Nintendo Switch and PC players can play the demo via Steam.
Digital pre-orders are now available on both platforms and come with a bonus Palamute and Palico layered armour set.
Additional games making an appearance in the show included:
Street Fighter 6 – The next iteration of Capcom’s beloved fighting game franchise will welcome new challengers in 2023 with some striking new visuals, battle mechanics, control options, new characters, new in-game commentary features, and a ground-breaking story mode.
Capcom Fighting Collection™ – An anthology of 10 classic competitive arcade games with online multiplayer releases worldwide on June 24, 2022
Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium – The arcade collection continues the retro action with a bundle of 32 cherished arcade titles launching on July 22, 2022
It’s a 3 hour video, but if you would like to watch the showcase for yourself, check it out below!