Capcom’s latest showcase is upon us, and with it comes a bucketload of news on Capcom’s latest games. It’s a day full of reveals and now facts, though no major surprises are to be had. There were no new announcements, just more information on what they’ve already announced. Here are all of the highlights of the show.
Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection
Capcom had a snazzy new trailer to reveal, complete with an appearance from Masakazu Eguchi, in the form of his in-series avatar, Mr. Famous. He had two major pieces of news to reveal. The first is that the games will feature all 499 Patch cards from Battle Network 4 onward, allowing the player to modify Megaman.EXE’s stats or gain immediate access to rare items. These cards were previously only available to Japanese players that owned the accursed device known as a Nintendo E-Reader, and their functionality was ripped out of these games when they were originally released outside of Japan. They also revealed a new “Buster MAX” mode, where Megaman.EXE’s buster attack power is increased to 100 times its normal value, designed so that novice players can fully enjoy the game’s story. Don’t miss this when it debuts on April 14th, 2023 for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Steam.
In addition, Capcom will also begin re-airing the Mega Man NT Warrior Anime starting March 21st.
Street Fighter 6
Launching on PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox Series X/S, and Steam on June 2nd, 2023, Capcom had a trailer showing off the game’s various modes, namely Fighting Ground, the single-player World Tour mode, and the online Battle Hub.
Capcom showed off a new battle commentator, portrayed by Japanese actress Hikaru Takahashi, bringing the total number of commentators to 8, alongside subtitles for their commentary in 13 new languages. Pre-orders are also available now, with the pre-order bonus being different colored outfits for Chun-Li, Jamie, Manon, Dee Jay, Juri, and Ken. They also showed off a trailer for the 2023 Capcom Pro Tour, with Street Fighter 6 to be featured, and a total prize pool of over $2,000,000.
This June is Capcom’s 40th anniversary, and to celebrate, Capcom is building a digital theme park called Capcom Town, complete with a digital museum and other attractions. Details are basically nonexistent, except for the fact that it debuts on June 12th.
A co-op shooter where you blast dinosaurs in super-powered mech suits, Exoprimal got a new trailer full of action and ridiculous narrative beats. There are giant holes in the sky that rain dinosaurs down, and time travel. It debuts on PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One and Series X/S, and Steam on July 14th. They also announced an Open Beta Test set to run through the 17th and 19th, where you can play as all 10 Exosuits currently shown. Players of the Open Beta test who fill out a survey will get a special Aibius medal cosmetic they can use in the main game when it debuts. They also showed off the Deluxe Edition, which comes with a Head Start Kit and the first season of the Battle Pass, or Survival Pass as they call it, and some of the various cosmetics that can be earned from said Battle Pass.
Ghost Trick Phantom Detective
This DS Classic makes its grand return to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Steam, on June 30th, 2023. The port includes an updated user interface, high-resolution graphics, and an improved framerate. They added a new Challenges feature, that lets you earn illustrations and music from the game for your viewing/listening pleasure. There is also an arranged soundtrack, and all 37 of the game’s tracks have received brand-new remixes. You can switch between the new and old OSTs at any time. There is also brand new music that has been added to the game, from original composer Masakazu Sugimori.
Pre-order bonuses include a set of screen borders and two exclusive songs for the sound test.
Monster Hunter Rise
Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak got a trailer to celebrate its debut on non-Nintendo Switch consoles, showing off all its new features, and confirming a release date of April 28, 2023, with this version of Sunbreak having all content up to Free Title Update 3. As for the Nintendo Switch and Steam versions, they announced a special Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak digital event in April to share more information on Free Title Update 5.
The first piece of news was a short trailer for an upcoming CGI animated film: Resident Evil Death Island, due out this summer.
Up next was an appearance from Yoshiyaki Hirabayashi, the director of the Resident Evil 4 Remake, here to present a brand new trailer for the game. In addition, they’ve also announced that they’re releasing a free “Resident Evil 4 Chainsaw Demo”, available today, that’ll let players experience a small part of the game’s opening chapter. There is no time limit, and it can be played as many times as one desires. Resident Evil 4 Remake is available for pre-order now, and it releases March 24th, 2023, on PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox Series X/S, and Steam.
Capcom Publisher Sale
Finally, they announced a big sale on Capcom games, giving the particular spotlight to the Resident Evil series, which will all be on sale, (with the exception of the Resident Evil 4 Remake, obviously), and announcing that pre-orders will now be open for the PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One and Series X/S, and Windows versions of Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak.