Closing out the Summer Games Fest 2023 we had Capcom, giving us a no-nonsense, straight to the point presentation that was chock full of exciting news and new game announcements. How many announcements, you ask? Join us and find out!
Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess
The show opened up with a brief look at Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess following the games announcement the previous day during the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase. This time, the trailer was followed with a short voiceover that gave a glimpse into what we can expect from Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess, promising a unique blend of strategy and action amidst the hack-and-slash gameplay loop. Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess is coming to Windows, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series at an undisclosed time in the future.
Mega Man X Dive Offline
Hot off the heels of Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess, viewers were informed that Mega Man X Dive Offline is coming to Steam, iOS and Android, before a full trailer was unveiled. In Mega Man X Dive Offline, players must dive into The Deep Log, in order to defend the collected memories of the Mega Man X series. Blast your way through hordes of Reploids with a wide roster of characters from throughout the Mega Man franchise, including previously unplayable characters! Clash with faces both new and old in Mega Man X Dive Offline, set to launch later in 2023.
A quickfire of both new announcements and gaming news pertaining to Capcom and their most recent & upcoming releases. This spotlight corner gave us a brief overview regarding:
- The launch, and standout features, of arcade fighting game Street Fighter 6
- The Capcom Pro Tour, the international tournament which will feature the newly released Street Fighter 6.
- Street Fighter League: Pro-JP 2023, which will begin opening matches on July 7th
- Resident Evil 4 VR Mode, which will be playable as a free DLC via PlayStation VR2
After that rapid fire of announcements, we were offered a look at a upcoming new IP with a new trailer for the highly anticipated sci-fi adventure Pragmata. The news was not as uplifting as fans would have liked however, as it was with a heavy heart that the Pragmata Development Team announced that they were further postponing the launch of Pragmata. Given the recent fiascos that have occurred with regards to games being released in an unfinished state, It can be safely assumed that the decision to push back Pragmata is a sensible one, and we can expect great things from the game when it launches for Windows, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series.
Ghost Trick Phantom Detective
Ghost Trick Phantom Detective follows the story of Sissil, a lonely spirit who sets upon solving the mystery of his own murder. We were joined by Shu Takumi, the creator and director for the original Ghost Trick that launched 13 years ago. Takumi expressed his excitement for the game's remaster, and led us into a brand new announcement regarding the game: that the DLC is now free to download and play ahead of the games launch on 30th June, 2023 for Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. The announcement was then followed by a short trailer that gave a brief overview of what to expect from Ghost Trick Phantom Detective’s story.
Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy
The next game in Capcom’s lineup was a blast from the past: this time in the form of the beloved Ace Attorney series. The trilogy that tells the story of Apollo Justice -that is, Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies, and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice-, are being remastered in HD and released for contemporary audiences in a single package! Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy is set to be released in early 2024 for Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.
Did you know that this year marked the 40th Anniversary of Capcom as a company? To celebrate this milestone, Capcom has released a digital theme park called Capcom Town. Fans can peruse through the digital museum to get a look at original artwork from classic titles ranging all the way back through Capcom’s roster! There are a plethora of activities for fans of Capcom to undertake in the digital theme park, and you can access it now via their website!
Following the unveiling of Capcom Town, Capcom used their time in the showcase to remind gamers that a Capcom ID will be required to enjoy many of their upcoming titles, including Resident Evil Re:Verse, the online features of Street Fighter 6, and Exoprimal. Speaking of Exoprimal, Capcom wasted no time jumping straight back into the game announcements.
Bringing us back to the games was the aforementioned Exoprimal, in which we were given a brief look at the third-person shooter’s story and gameplay ahead of the game’s launch next month. We were joined by Takuro Hiraoka, director behind Exoprimal, who gave a thanks to those who played through the games Open Beta Test, and assured that their feedback was taken to heart and valuable for the games development. Battle in a series of war games in this twisted depiction of the future in Exoprimal, available for Windows, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on 14th July 2023.
Dragon’s Dogma 2
Following Exoprimal came Dragon’s Dogma 2, the sequel to the critically acclaimed 2012 action RPG. This title marked the final game of Capcom’s showcase, and with it came Hideaki Itsuno, Dragon’s Dogma 2’s director, to welcome us to the game, before leading us into the brand new trailer. This trailer gave us a glimpse of both the story and gameplay we can expect to participate in when players return to the fantasy world of Dragon’s Dogma. Dragon’s Dogma 2 is set to launch for Windows, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series, but an official date for this release was not given.
And with that, the Summer Games Festival 2023 comes to a close. As expected from Capcom by now, their rapid-fire method of huge game announcements offers a satisfying way to conclude the showcases. Thank you for joining us, and we’ll be seeing you again come next year!