E3 2021 is just about trickling over the midway point, with only another wave of announcements to hit the stage before being rounded off with the official awards ceremony. Before the book is closed for the year, however, a few more panels will step up to the plate to share their upcoming works. Speaking of which, Capcom went on to shed light on its upcoming works earlier today.
While relatively short, Capcom did touch base on quite a handful of material. With a few updates to keep us ticking over, as well as the usual sneaky reveal here and there — the Japanese kingpin was able to hold face and put the wheels in motion for their network of ambitious projects. And so, while the event wasn’t the feature-length movie we were anticipating — it was definitely enough to keep us invested for the long haul. Having said all of that, what exactly did Capcom reveal tonight?
Resident Evil Village + RE:VERSE + DLC
Resident Evil Village producer Tsuyoshi Kanda set the stage for Capcom with a warm message for fans all over the world. Thanking the player base for supporting the latest release in the beloved timeline, Kanda went on to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the franchise with a slew of important updates for the game. The first major update the producer shed light on, of course, was RE:VERSE, the online multiplayer title. Due to popular demand over the latest instalment, Capcom will be launching the standalone entry next month. Secondly, Capcom will be looking to inject a spool of DLC into the base game — though nothing was explored in greater detail.
Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin
Release Date: July 9th 2021
Platforms: Switch, PC
Although Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin did surface a few months back, the E3 showcase did delve a little deeper into the core gameplay, with an extended trailer to keep curious fans entwined with the world surrounding it. With a round of free updates and monsties being bundled into the game (as well as a crossover with Monster Hunter Rise), the Switch title will look to go live on July 9th, with a trial version to whet your appetite coming on June 25th.
Monster Hunter Rise: Capcom Collaboration 1
Release Date: June & July
Platforms: Switch, PC
Over the course of June and July, Monster Hunter Rise will employ update 3.1. Included in the update, of course, will be additional quests, gear, rewards and downloadable content to flesh out Kamura Village and its evolving roster of fantastic beasts. Oh, and festival stickers. How could we forget those? Bundle that in with a collaboration with Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin — and you’ve got yourself quite a meaty update.
The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles
Release Date: July 27th 2021
Platforms: Playstation 4, Switch, PC
Previously exclusive to Japan, The Great Ace Attorney will finally depart its country of origin and secure roots elsewhere. After spending several years fastened to a smaller pocket, Capcom will serve justice on a silver platter with a combination of story arcs all compressed into one jam-packed adventure. Of course, this isn’t the first time we’ve seen the developer rekindle an old flame for the Switch. That being said, going by reputation alone, this Japanese exclusive will definitely find a worthy home within the community.