If you’re a fan of Capcom, you’re about to have a very good 2023. The publisher currently has some big plans for the first half of the year, with blockbuster releases like resident evil 4 and street fighter 6 on the horizon. With so much in the works, it makes sense that the company would want to hold its own Nintendo Direct-style livestream before its typical June spot this year.
Capcom was clear about what it was showing off beforehand, noting that it would only focus on five games. We knew we would be digging into existing and future games, including exoprimal and The rise of the monster hunter. On top of that, though, the big news was that a free resident evil 4 The demo is now available to try. Capcom also added a few other little surprises, revealing the final commentator for street fighter 6 and a weird digital theme park.
If you missed the show, here’s everything that was announced.
A demo of Resident Evil 4 is now available
For the grand finale of the stream, Capcom revealed that a demo for the upcoming resident evil 4 The remake is out now. The trial version is called “Chainsaw Demo”. It has no time limit and players can try it as many times as they want. It seems to place players in the game’s opening chapter, where Leon S. Kennedy must fight a swarm of villagers.
That wasn’t the only Resident Evil news. Upcoming CGI animated film Resident Evil: Island of Death I have a new quick trailer. Its release is scheduled for this summer.
Exoprimal gets a release date and beta
dinosaur shooter exoprimal got a major role during the show, with a new trailer detailing its story and characters. The big reveal is that the game will officially launch on July 14, with an open beta running from March 17-19. It will also launch on day one on Xbox Game Pass. The stream also went into detail about the game’s survival pass, its pre-order bonuses, and a deluxe edition that will include some digital extras.
Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective returns this June
We already knew that the cult classic for Nintendo DS Ghost Trick: Ghost Detective would get a port for modern consoles this summer. Now, we know its exact release date: June 30. The port includes an improved user interface, improved performance, and newly arranged versions of its 37 music tracks. Pre-orders are available now and will include bonuses like additional music and background sets.
Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak comes to new platforms
Monster Hunter Rise: Dawn It will arrive on PlayStation, Xbox and PC on April 28. That expansion will include all updates up to the Free Title Update 3. Capcom will host another digital event focused on the game’s next update in April.
Capcom celebrates 40 years with a digital theme park
In the show’s most surprising announcement, Capcom announced that it would be celebrating its 50th anniversary with a digital theme park called Capcom Town. What does that mean? We’re not exactly sure, but fans can currently register for its “grand opening” on June 12, though the link provided to do so was broken at the time of writing, even after the show ended.
Street Fighter 6 has its final commentator
Capcom revealed the final commentator that will join street fighter 6: Hikaru Takahashi. The Japanese actress will join previously announced commentators, including WWE Superstar Zelina Vega. Commentary will also be available in 13 languages in the final game.
On top of that, Capcom revealed that street fighter 6 will be featured during their 2023 Pro Tour esports series. The first-place winner will receive $1 million.
Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection Gets New Features
Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection opened the show, taking another look at the collection of classic games. The segment acted as an overview of the game, but it also revealed some new details. The game will include all 499 patch cards that were originally only available in Japan. These can be used in mega man battle network 4 through 6. It also adds Buster Max Mode, which makes gameplay easier by boosting buster shots by 100. On top of that, the final game will include an art gallery that includes over 1,000 illustrations.