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Capcom's Summer Game-Fest Showcase Was Fantastic

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My expectations weren't high, and I regretted it.

My expectations weren't high, and I regretted it.

Introduction...

Yes, I'm stating this rather subjective opinion. Despite the fact that every game in this conference was already announced prior to the show case, it was already better than Capcom's E3 showcase from last year. Yes indeed, while there was at least one game I was looking forward to hearing more about, but didn't, this still a solid showcase. So let's get into the assessment, shall we?

A lot of people seemed hyped for this.

A lot of people seemed hyped for this.

Interesting to see a new story DLC for Resident Evil.

Interesting to see a new story DLC for Resident Evil.

The Assessment...

First up Monster Hunter Rise:Sunbreak, another expansion to Monster Hunter Rise. We were shown player characters battling eight different monsters in eight different areas. Each monster having a different set of abilities to fight against, and all of them looking tough as nails. We also got some information on the areas you can explore like The Jungle. We also got information on monsters like Espinas, a spiky draconic monster that can be extremely dangerous when threatened.

We also got Gore Magala, a powerful monster with a transformed state called “the frenzy state” that’s ground enough to break the ground, and has a habit of unleashing powerful attacks. Then there was Daimyo Hermitaur Pyre and Rakna-Kadaki which are giant crab subspecies. There was a demo that had training quests, has the option of single or multi-player, skill swap, new skill bind attacks, a super tough quest, i.e. “Slay Malzeno.” Monster Hunter Rise dropped on June 30th for the Nintendo Switch and Steam, and from what I’ve seen Monster Hunter fans have enjoyed it.

There was also a new update for Monster Hunter Rise, Lucent Nargacuga which is coming in August 2022. There will also be a new area “The Four Lord Arena.” There will also be an update in the fall that will include rare species and subspecies of monsters. There will also be a winter update and an update in 2023.

Next up was Street Fighter 6 as they showed Ryu, Chun-li, Jaime, and Luke were part of the roster. There’s also a new mode that allows the player to explore the Street Fighter universe and challenge fighters. Street Fighter 6 is coming in 2023 to PS4/PS5, Xbox Series X|S and Steam.

Next was Capcom Fighting Game Collection. It show cased Red Earth, which makes this the first time that game’s been available for home consoles in the U.S. There’s also Hyper Street Fighter II Anniversary Edition, DarkStalkers, Night Warriors, DarkStalker’s Revenge, Vampire Hunter(DarkStalkers 2) Vampire Savior(Darkstalkers 3) Vampire Savior 2, Gem Fighter, and Super Street Fighter II Turbo. Capcom Fighting Collection dropped on PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and Steam on June 24th, and I’ve heard it’s quite good.

After that was Capcom Arcade Stadium 2 which showed Saturday Night Slam Master, Magic Swords, Black Tiger, and Eco Fighters. In total Capcom Arcade Stadium 2 features 32 arcade games. Capcom Arcade Stadium 2 dropped on July 222nd on PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and Steam.

After that was ExoPrimal, a third person shooter where you’re part of a team that’s been selected by an advanced A.I. called Leviathan for an experiment. The experiment being to ensure humanity’s survival against dinosaurs. It seems kinda like Dino Crisis meets Anthem.

There are also playable mode such as Dino Survival where you compete against another team to eliminate a certain number of dinosaurs. There’s Dinosaur Cull where players must eliminate a specific dinosaur, Lethal Defense where teams protect an aircraft from dinosaur onslaughts, and Data Key Security where teams escort a target to its destination. You can also destroy an array of target in the Mega Charge mission, and compete with other teams to collect the most energy in Energy Taker. You can also unlock bits and pieces of the overall story and weapons and upgrades for your exo-suit.

Capcom will also be presenting a playable demo to get feedback from players. ExoPrimal will come in 2023 to PS4/PS5, Xbox Series X|S Xbox One, and Steam.

Next was news regarding Dragon Dogma’s 10th anniversary. All they did was announce a stream to celebrate Dragon’s Dogma’s 10 anniversary. Might wanna

Next was more content for Resident Evil Village. Shadows of Rose, where you play as Rose, a young woman who wants to break free of her powers. She’s guided by a mysterious being named “Michael” through a hostile environment filled with monsters. There’s also new content coming to “The Mercenaries” DLC. You can play as Chris Redfield, Karl Heisenberg, and Alcina Dimitrescu.

Ethan also returns in Resident Evil Village Gold Edition. RE Village Golden Edition will also have the highly demanded “third person mode.” It’ll all be coming in October 28 2022 to PS4/PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Steam, and Stadia. They’re also bringing RE Village to iMac, which would be great were I a fan.

After that was the remake of Resident Evil 4 which entails the exploits of Leon Kennedy as he’s sent on a mission to rescue the president’s daughter. Capcom showed a snippet of gameplay which is reminiscent of the original game. Resident Evil 4 will be available March 24, 2023 for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and Steam.

Lastly there were snapshot of remakes for Resident Evils 1, 2, and 3. They’re available for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S now, as they were made available for download on June 13th 2022. They also can with a free digital upgrade for both Xbox and PS5.

Yay! A new game.

Yay! A new game.

The more I see of this, the more excited I get.

The more I see of this, the more excited I get.

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Conclusion...

This conference was leagues better than Capcom’s conference from 2021. They showed more for Street Fighter 6, Monster Hunter SunBreak, and showed a new game ExoPrimal. They also made it a point to not just show trailers, but elaborated on the games showcased so people could understand what’s to come. Something that would’ve worked wonders on last year’s showcase.

However despite how good this showcase was, I wish they elaborated on the new mode in Street Fighter 6 where the player character roams a through a crowd. Was that the story mode, and is there a “create-a-character” option? Also we didn’t get any word on Pragmata. I was hoping they’d say something about that since it was delayed until 2023. Yet despite this, the showcase was really good.

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