Capcom showed off a lot of Resident Evil stuff tonight.
Resident Evil Village Shadows of Rose expansion

The latest Capcom Showcase has now come and gone. This evening's show ran for about 35 minutes and included some fresh looks at the Resident Evil 4 remake, Exoprimal, Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, and more. We got our first actual reveal of the long-awaited DLC coming to Resident Evil Village today along with word that the enhanced releases of Resident Evil 2, Resident Evil 3, and Resident Evil 7 biohazard are available right now on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.

Capcom also briefly talked about Dragon's Dogma during the show by acknowledging that the game exists and was released 10 years ago. Beyond that, they said nothing about any future releases of the game. Capcom did a tremendous job of giving Dragon's Dogma fans a classic case of blue balls.

However, there will be a special message shared with Dragon's Dogma fans shared on June 16, 2022 at 3PM (PT). You can see that when it airs on the Dragon's Dogma YouTube channel. Hey, maybe there's still some hope left yet for a sequel getting announced.

First, let's take a look at some of those new Resident Evil announcements made today.



Resident Evil Village
Resident Evil Village DLC is called the Winters' Expansion and it arrives on October 28, 2022 across all available platforms. This DLC will add in a third-person camera for the main campaign. It also adds in The Mercenaries Additional Orders that include new stages and playable characters such as: Chris Redfield, Heisenberg, and Lady Dimitrescu.

The last piece of Winters' Expansion is a new playable story called Shadows of Rose, which places you in the shoes of Ethan's daughter Rose some 16 years after the events of Resident Evil Village.


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Set 16 years after the events of Resident Evil Village, this new tale follows Rose Winters, the daughter of main protagonist Ethan, as she struggles with her terrifying powers. Players must explore and survive a warped and mysterious realm inside the consciousness of the Megamycete in search of a cure.


Resident Evil 2/3/7 Next-gen Update
Also on October 28 will be the release of Resident Evil Village Gold Edition, which includes the main game and the Winters' Expansion content. Oh, and that free multiplayer component, Resident Evil Re:Verse, will also be out on October 28. Remember that? I don't blame anybody if you forgot about it.

Today's next-gen updates for Resident Evil 2/3/7 should be up for those on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. PC players will also get an update today that adds in some of the graphical improvements. What might those improvements be? Well, next-gen versions now support up to 4K resolution, ray tracing, "high frame rate," and 3D audio. PS5 owners will have DualSense features like haptic feedback and adaptive trigger support.

Those on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One can upgrade at no additional cost via a digital upgrade program or Smart Delivery.




Resident Evil 4 Remake
We got a look at the Resident Evil 4 remake again today. Capcom mostly showed off the same trailer that we already saw back on June 2 during the latest PlayStation State of Play.


Fans with the newly announced Resident Evil™ 4 on their bingo cards are also in luck, as Director Yasuhiro Ampo and Producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi discussed the modern reimagining of the 2005 classic. The development team aims to dial up the original release’s key feelings of loneliness and the fear of enemies blinded by zealotry; when the action-packed survival horror title reawakens March 24, 2023.


Exoprimal
Beyond a whole lot of Resident Evil trailers and news, Capcom showed off some of their other titles that are coming soon. We got an extended look at Exoprimal, the game where you fend off huge swarms of dinosaurs. A closed network test is coming to Steam this July, which you can register for right now right now.

Exoprimal will be released at some point in 2023 for PC via Steam, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.


In this multiplayer experience, two squads of five Exofighters race to complete orders assigned by Leviathan, the sinister artificial intelligence behind the dinosaur outbreaks. Teams must complete missions before their rivals to win, stay alive, and continue searching for a way to escape Leviathan’s deadly games.

A new trailer teased a selection of objectives that make up Dino Survival. These include VTOL Defense, where squads defend downed aircraft from dinosaur onslaughts, and Omega Charge, which introduces a massive hammer that Exofighters will wield to obliterate targets. The video also unveiled two new Assault class Exosuits that are absolutely armed to the teeth. Barrage, a burning bombardier, and the rail gun-wielding sniper Vigilant join a growing armory of futuristic suits that teams can swap between on-the-fly to coordinate and overcome any challenge. While many situations pit players against hordes of dinosaurs, there are others where they clash directly with opposing squads, and even some where rival teams must band together to take-down common foes, like the twisted Neo Tyrannosaurus.


Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak
Finally, Capcom shared some fresh news and information for Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak. This upcoming expansion will be out on June 30, 2022. A demo for this game and Sunbreak will go live after 7PM (PT) on June 14 for the Nintendo Switch and Steam.

Capcom also says that more content for Sunbreak will be out through fall, winter, and into 2023.

We also got some super tiny bits of information today about Street Fighter 6, Capcom Fighting Collection, and Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium.


Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Shines Light on the Trail Ahead

Monster Hunter™ series Producer Ryozo Tsujimoto opened the Capcom Showcase with an illuminating new trailer for Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak. The video featured a revitalization of the Jungle area from the second generation of Monster Hunter games, welcomed back Espinas the Thorn Wyvern from Monster Hunter™ Frontier, and saw the frenzied approach of the flagship beast from Monster Hunter™ 4 Ultimate, Gore Magala.

Hunters can pursue an early taste of the action when a free demo for Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak emerges shortly after 7pm PDT tomorrow, June 14, 2022, for Nintendo Switch™ and Steam. Digital pre-orders are now available on both platforms and come packed with a bonus Palamute and Palico layered armor set.

Hunters eager to track down the next content update beyond the June 30, 2022 launch can anticipate Lucent Nargacuga the Moon Swift Wyvern returning in August with the iconic Forlorn Arena. Beyond that, more content is planned for Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak this fall, winter, and into next year.


Additional games making an appearance in the show included:
  • Street Fighter 6 – The next evolution of Capcom’s beloved fighting game franchise welcomes new challengers in 2023 with striking new visuals, battle mechanics, control options, characters, in-game commentary features, and a groundbreaking story mode
  • Capcom Fighting Collection™ – An anthology of 10 classic competitive arcade games fortified with online multiplayer releases worldwide on June 24, 2022
  • Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium – The arcade collection continues the retro action with a bundle of 32 cherished arcade titles launching on July 22, 2022