Capcom to host 35-minute showcase next week

Capcom has announced it will host a live showcase next week, exhibiting a number of the publisher’s upcoming video games.

The broadcast event will take place on June 13, 2022 at 11PM UK time (3PM PT / 6PM ET) and can be watched via Capcom’s official Twitch and YouTube channels.

Despite there typically being a summer lull of video game releases, this period is often marked by a slew of reveals and announcements. Before the pandemic, E3 was the go-to place for the summer’s major gaming news, followed by Gamescom. However, more publishers and collectives have taken to organising their own events, the majority of them being fully digital.

So, what games can we expect to see during the Capcom Showcase? It’s been confirmed that the broadcast will last for a meaty 35 minutes and focuses on “in-depth updates on previously announced Capcom titles”. There’s always a chance the publisher may have a sneaky reveal up its sleeve though there are plenty of hot new Capcom games to talk about.

At the top of the pile we have Street Fighter 6. Following its announcement earlier this year, the fighting game sequel appeared during Sony’s June State of Play broadcast, giving us our first look at its graffiti-style visuals and changes to the SF formula. Thanks to a huge leak, fans got to see more of the game than they had anticipated, including snippets of gameplay and a packed roster of 22 characters.

Another big reveal from the recent State of Play was Resident Evil 4 Remake, which is also launching in 2023. Although the original game is definitely showing its age, there are some who question whether it truly needs a remake with improved, HD-remastered versions readily available. However, it looks like Capcom wants to rewrite this curveball of a chapter in its survival horror saga, tuning the gameplay and giving the visuals a complete makeover. Oh, it will also be playable in PlayStation VR 2.

What else is there? With Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak around the corner, there’s still time for one or two late reveals. We had nothing but good things to say about the expansion during our recent preview. Exoprimal could also make an appearance – the co-op dino shooter slated for a 2023 release. We’ll hopefully get a glimpse at the enigmatic Pragmata, too. You never know, Capcom may even shock viewers with new footage of Deep Down, but we doubt it very much.

Source: Capcom

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