With Summer Game Fest and the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase now in the rearview mirror, yesterday (June 13) the spotlight was on the Capcom 2022 Showcase (opens in a new tab). At this livestreamed event, the acclaimed developer/publisher gave eager fans a sneak peek at their upcoming slate of games, and there’s plenty to be excited about.
The 30-minute showcase included updates on upcoming installments in the Street Fighter and Monster Hunter series, as well as plenty of Resident Evil news. Additionally, we got an expanded look at Capcom’s new IP, Exoprimal. There was even a cruel tease for fans of the underrated Dragon’s Dogma RPG (sorry folks, no sequel confirmed).
A lot of ground was covered in a relatively short period of time, so we’ve put together these highlights to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the biggest announcements from Capcom Showcase 2022.
street fighter 6
Street Fighter 6 had its big break during Summer Game Fest when gameplay for returning character Guile was revealed. However, Capcom Showcase 2022 couldn’t go by without mention of the next entry in the beloved fighting game franchise.
We recently got a chance to try out Street Fighter 6 and found it to be the most accessible entry in the series to date, but there’s also plenty of depth for veteran players. If fighting games are your thing, the Capcom Fighting Collection was also introduced. This anthology of 10 classic arcade games (with additional online multiplayer) is coming June 24.
Exoprimal is a new cooperative action game in which you will face a swarm of dinosaurs. If that sounds a little daunting, don’t worry, you’ll have futuristic weaponry and customizable exosuits to help you fight off the prehistoric hordes.
The Capcom Showcase included a new gameplay demo that gave us our best look yet at the upcoming co-op shooter. Additionally, Exoprimal’s main game mode, Dino Survival, was also detailed. In this multiplayer experience, two squads of five Exofighters compete to complete objectives first as they desperately try to stay alive against ferocious herds of dinosaurs.
If you want to get Exoprimal as soon as possible, you can sign up now (opens in a new tab) for the opportunity to participate in the closed network test on PC this July. Otherwise, the full game is scheduled to release sometime in 2023.
Resident Evil Village DLC
The Capcom Showcase was big on Resident Evil news. We take another look at the recently confirmed Resident Evil 4 remake, scheduled for release on March 24, 2023, but the biggest news was definitely our first details on the upcoming DLC for Resident Evil Village.
The DLC is called Winter’s Expansion and is divided into three main parts. The first is Shadows of Rose, a story DLC that continues the narrative of the main game and casts you as Rose Winters. Second, the game’s Mercenaries mode is getting new stages and playable characters, including Heisenberg and Lady Dimitrescu. Finally, the entire Resident Evil Village campaign will be playable in a new third-person mode. Winter’s Expansion will be released on October 28, 2023 as DLC or bundled with the base game as part of the Resident Evil Village Gold Edition.
During the showcase, it was also confirmed that PS5 and Xbox Series X versions of Resident Evil 2, Resident Evil 3, and Resident Evil 7 biohazard are now available. Even better, if you already own any of these games on PS4 and Xbox One, you can upgrade for free.
Monster Hunter Rise: Dawn
Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak opened the Capcom Showcase with a new trailer. It was also confirmed that a demo of the game would be released shortly for Nintendo Switch and PC (via Steam). This free trial is now available on both platforms and is the perfect opportunity to try out the game before it launches on June 30.
Capcom also confirmed that the game will receive post-launch content until next year. The first free release lands in August and will include Lucent Nargacuga the Moon Swift Wyvern along with the iconic Forlorn Arena. If you’re looking for a game that will keep you busy for months, Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak is definitely worth considering.