Train2Game News Capcom Showcase 2022

Capcom, the world-renowned developer and publisher of video games, provided a deep dive into its exciting lineup of upcoming titles today during the Capcom Showcase.

The digital broadcast kicked off with a look at the challenges that await players in the approaching June 30, 2022 release of Monster Hunter™ Rise: Sunbreak. The show also featured multiple exciting additions to the world of Resident Evil™, including Resident Evil™ Village Gold Edition and its Winters’ Expansion, plus surprise releases of three enhanced Resident Evil titles, and an extended sneak peek at the recently revealed Resident Evil™ 4.

A new dinosaur forecast signaled the first chance to suit up in Exoprimal™ with the Closed Network Test next month. Viewers were also treated to a series of spotlights for highly anticipated Capcom titles, including Street Fighter™ 6, Capcom Fighting Collection, and Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium.

The entire Capcom Showcase can be viewed on the official Capcom YouTube channel. Individual assets and trailers for each game are available via the Capcom Press Center.

Resident Evil Has a Selection of Good Things on the Way, Stranger

Those yearning for dark shadows got a first glimpse of the long-awaited DLC for Resident Evil Village.  The Winters’ Expansion arrives Oct. 28, 2022 on all available platforms. The new content includes a Third-Person Mode for the campaign, The Mercenaries Additional Orders featuring new stages and playable characters Chris Redfield, Heisenberg, and Lady Dimitrescu; and a continuation of the story in Shadows of Rose. 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 Village Gold Edition, a bundle of the Winters’ Expansion and the main game, will also launch on Oct. 28, 2022 in physical and digital formats for PlayStation®5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation®4, Xbox One, Steam, and Stadia. Resident Evil™ Re:Verse, a multiplayer experience which will be free for Resident Evil Village players, will go live on the same date. Resident Evil Village Producer Tsuyoshi Kanda also shared the game’s main story is now in production for PlayStation®VR2 and Mac.

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.

Until then, players can sink their teeth into three enhanced Resident Evil™ games. Resident Evil™ 2, Resident Evil™ 3, and Resident Evil™ 7biohazard reanimate today on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S with 4K resolution, ray tracing, high frame rate, and 3D audio. These cutting-edge features offer a more vivid, smooth, and immersive experience. DualSense™ haptic feedback and adaptive trigger support is also available on PlayStation 5. PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players can upgrade at no additional cost via the digital upgrade program and Smart Delivery. PC patches for all three titles arrive today as well.

Exoprimal Forecasts an Early Dinosaur Outbreak on the Horizon

The first opportunity to repel swarms of dinosaurs in Exoprimal, a brand new IP from Capcom, arrives next month. Register today for a chance to participate in the closed network test on Steam for PC this July and be among the first Exofighters to try this team-based action game before it deploys in 2023.

To prepare players before they suit up in mechanized combat armor and join the fight, Exoprimal Director Takuro Hiraoka presented a briefing on the dynamic main game mode, Dino Survival. 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 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 03:00 BST/04:00 CEST, 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.

New Challengers Arise

Dragon’s Dogma™ Director Hideaki Itsuno also joined the program to thank fans as the open-world action franchise celebrates its 10th anniversary. Arisen can look forward to a dedicated video message from the team later this week, so tune in to the Dragon’s Dogma YouTube channel on June 16, 2022 at 3pm PDT.

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

We look forward to sharing more updates on upcoming Capcom titles as the year continues.  

Train2Game News Day of the Devs Looking For Indie Games

Day of the Devs, the industry’s foremost indie games showcase, is back again this Summer for Day of the Devs: Summer Game Fest Edition – marking 10 years of uniting the games community together to celebrate indie games and developers.

Day of the Devs is once again teaming up with Geoff Keighley to bring the showcase to life and provide a platform for indies to reach more audiences than ever before. 

The Day of the Devs team is currently looking for unique, diverse and beautiful indie games to spotlight in the showcase!

Developers interested in submitting their games can apply through the form here starting today until April 8.

Developers from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply and games/projects of all types and genres will be considered. 

In 2021, Day of the Devs: Summer Game Fest Edition provided a stage for some of the most innovative and exciting indie games of the year, including: Glee-Cheese Studio’s A Musical Story, Thomas Happ Games’ Axiom Verge 2, Akupara Games + Silver Lining Studio’s Behind the Frame, Devolver Digital + Acid Nerve’s Death’s Door, Picogram + Rose City Games’s Garden Story, Annapurna Interactive + Variable State’s Last Stop and Something We Made’s TOEM.

More details on Day of the Devs: Summer Game Fest Edition will be released in the coming weeks, so be sure to keep an eye out on brand new revamped site: www.dayofthedevs.com as well as on Instagram and Twitter.

Founded by Double Fine Productions and iam8bit in 2012, Day of the Devs is a collaborative multiplatform celebration of independent games and developers, striving to shine the spotlight on great, creator driven and unique games.

Over the last decade, Day of the Devs has showcased over 500 games in both in-person and online events.

Train2Game News Resident Evil Village Updates

Capcom aired another information-packed Resident Evil™ Showcase program recently, including new information on the upcoming highly anticipated survivor horror title Resident Evil Village and other franchise news.

In addition to a new trailer with gameplay footage featuring new enemies and areas of the mysterious village, Capcom confirmed the popular “The Mercenaries” game mode returns with added features in Resident Evil Village. Capcom also confirmed details for the limited time demo coming to all platforms on May 2 (CET), with PlayStation players getting early access starting April 18 (CET). Celebrations marking the Resident Evil™ 25th anniversary this year also continued with new ways to experience the franchise across several content partners.

  The latest trailer for Resident Evil Village pulls fans deeper into the enigmatic locale with a peek at the diversity of environments and enemies players will encounter. New footage provided clues to an immense underground factory possibly mass producing humanoid creatures, and a vast man-made lake barely concealing what appears to be a colossal aquatic monster. The mysterious man from the January Resident Evil Showcase is revealed to be Heisenberg. Though his name is now known, his role remains unclear in protagonist Ethan Winters’ quest to find his daughter. Series veteran Chris Redfield also makes an appearance with questionable motives, creating more mystery as to what his role is.

  The heart-pounding action does not stop once Ethan’s story concludes. The fan-favorite game mode, “The Mercenaries,” makes its much requested return with rich content and rewards, providing variety and replayability beyond the main gameplay in Resident Evil Village. Players must complete increasingly challenging objectives before the clock runs out in this additional game mode, which is unlocked by completing the main campaign. The Duke merchant from the main game appears in the mode, offering weapons and upgrades to help tackle the challenges. Additionally, players can acquire abilities that enhance their weapons or physical abilities. It will be up to each player to strategize which load out will be the most effective for each objective.

  Intrepid players are invited to get an early taste of the action-packed horror that awaits when Resident Evil Village launches on May 7. Players can explore the village and castle areas of the game for up to 60 minutes in a limited time demo for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Steam and Stadia. This multiplatform demo will be accessible for 24 hours starting May 2 at  02:00 h CEST for European residents, with a pre-load option starting April 30 at 02:00 h CEST.

  In advance of the multiplatform demo, PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 players will have two early access opportunities, where they will have an 8-hour window to play 30 minutes for each section. The first date will offer the village portion starting April 18 at 19:00 h CEST with a pre-load option starting April 16 at  01:00 h CEST. A second date will offer the castle area starting on April 25 at 19:00 h CEST with a pre-load option also starting April 16 at 01:00 h CEST.

  The Resident Evil franchise is celebrating 25 years of survival horror this year, and the festivities continued with several announcements in today’s Resident Evil Showcase. One of the most revered games in the industry gets a whole new perspective as Capcom confirmed Resident Evil™ 4 will be available later this year on Oculus Quest 2, the next generation of all-in-one VR. More details will be shared during the Oculus Gaming Showcase on 00:00 h CEST April 22 on Twitch, Facebook, and YouTube. Resident Evil continues its collaboration with other major game industry IP as a partnership with Behaviour Interactive brings Capcom’s survival horror series to asymmetrical horror game Dead by Daylight. In broader entertainment, a new trailer for Netflix’s RESIDENT EVIL: Infinite Darkness anime series made its debut today.

  Resident Evil Village is the highly anticipated action-packed survival horror title coming May 7, and is the eighth main entry in the genre-defining Resident Evil franchise. It will be available on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Steam and Stadia. Resident Evil Village will be eligible to upgrade for free from PlayStation 4 to the digital PlayStation 5 version and will support Smart Delivery for Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One consoles. Those who purchase Resident Evil Village will also get access to the free multiplayer experience Resident EvilRe:Verse.

  Pre-orders for Resident Evil Village are available now, with digital Standard and Deluxe Edition options for all platforms, plus physical Standard and Collector’s Edition for console players. The digital Deluxe Edition includes the base game and a digital add-on “Trauma Pack,” which consists of additional in-game content including a Samurai Edge weapon, Resident Evil 7 biohazard-inspired found footage screen filter, tape recorder save point option, immediate access to an especially challenging difficulty setting, and more.

  The entirety of today’s Resident Evil Showcase is available on demand on the official Resident Evil YouTube channel.

Train2Game News 25 Years Of Resident Evil

Capcom’s genre-defining survival horror franchise reaches a monumental milestone yesterday with the 25th anniversary of Resident Evil.

Over the years, the popular series has shipped more than 107 million units, introduced some of video games’ most iconic characters and gameplay systems, and transcended beyond games to become a cornerstone of entertainment.

The next hotly anticipated entry in the game series is coming soon with Resident Evil Village releasing worldwide May 7, 2021 on PlayStation® 5, PlayStation® 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Steam and newly confirmed Stadia. Ahead of the launch, Capcom confirmed a new Resident Evil Showcase digital event will be coming in April and announced details for an open beta test for the upcoming multiplayer experience Resident Evil Re:Verse.

  New game details will be revealed in a new Resident Evil Showcase digital event in April, giving fans a look at what’s in store for them when Resident Evil Village launches on May 7. The Resident Evil Showcase in January revealed information on significant new gameplay features and characters for Resident Evil Village as well as other brand updates, and the April event will follow suit with new game content and 25th anniversary news to share.

Follow the official @RE_Games channel on Twitter for more info soon including the exact time of the digital event and how you can tune in.

  An all-star roster of fan favorite heroes and bioweapons come together to celebrate 25 years of Resident Evil in the upcoming multiplayer experience Resident Evil Re:Verse. In Resident Evil Re:Verse, players start as human characters, hunting each other and collecting virus vials scattered across the map. When they are taken out, they resurrect as bioweapons to enact revenge. The more vials they collect, the stronger their bioweapon transformation will be – it will be up to each player to strategize between vial collection and a full-on offensive strategy. This thank you to fans will be available for free for those who purchase Resident Evil Village.

Today Capcom announced PlayStation® 4, Xbox One and Steam players can participate in an open beta test for Resident Evil Re:Verse taking place April 7 at 23:00 h PDT / April 8 07:00 h BST / 08:00 h CEST, through to April 11 at 22:59 h PDT / April 12 06:59 h BST / 07:59 h CEST. Players who participated in the earlier closed beta test and still have the game installed on their hardware can play via a game update once the open beta is live. New players will be able to pre-load the open beta content starting April 5. All open beta participants will need a registered Capcom ID to play.

  Pre-orders for Resident Evil Village are available now, with digital Standard and Deluxe Edition options for all platforms, plus physical Standard and Collector’s Edition for console players.

The digital Deluxe Edition includes the base game and a digital “Trauma Pack,” which consists of additional in-game content including a Samurai Edge weapon, Resident Evil 7 biohazard-inspired found footage screen filter, tape recorder save point option, immediate access to an especially challenging difficulty setting, and more. The physical Collector’s Edition includes the Deluxe Edition content plus a striking statue of franchise veteran Chris Redfield, a SteelBook case, art book, a cloth map of the village and an A4 print showing the key art. Resident Evil Village will be eligible to upgrade from PlayStation 4 to the digital PlayStation 5 version and will support Smart Delivery for Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One consoles.

  Resident Evil 7 biohazard Gold Edition will be available on Stadia as an individual purchase option and will be free with Stadia Pro beginning on April 1, 2021. Players can also delve into the rich library of titles from Resident Evil with several discount promotions across multiple platforms in celebration of the 25th anniversary.

Please check respective digital storefronts in the coming weeks for sale promotions.

Train2Game News Indie Showdown 2021 Submissions Open

The Label’s annual Indie Showdown competition which celebrates indie game makers and honors excellence in the indie mobile game community is open through February 19, 2021.

Past winners include Levelhead by Butterscotch Shenanigans, What the Golf? by Triband, Mushroom 11 by Untame, Tiny Bubbles by Pine Street Codeworks, Old Man’s Journey by Broken Rules, and Bring You Home by Alike Studios. 

Indie Showdown submissions will be judged not only on fun-factor, but on all aspects of the game’s craftsmanship – its design, technical, visual, and audio elements. With no cost to enter and cash prizes totaling $17,000, the world’s top mobile indie game makers are encouraged to submit today https://www.thelabel.game/indie-showdown

“This is our sixth annual Indie Showdown and we’re excited to see what undiscovered games capture the judges’ attention and eventually land on the top charts,” said Mike Ouye, VP and General Manager, The Label. “While the year is just getting underway, there’s a lot to look forward to in 2021 when it comes to mobile games!” 

The panel of judges will include the original Indie Showdown contest winner, Tim Garbos, Creative Director on What the Golf? as well as Itay Keren, founder of Untame Games and creator of Mushroom 11, and Joshua Babich, The Label’s Director of Product.

The top 10 games will be revealed on March 10, with winners announced shortly after. Prizes include: $10,000 for the grand first-place winner, $5,000 for the second place prize, and $2,000 for the third place winner. 

Highlighted rules:

  • Pre-launch: Your game must not be launched worldwide.
  • Indie: You must not have a publisher or signed publishing agreement.
  • Original: You must own 75% of the showcased IP.
  • Mobile: Games must be playable on mobile devices.

Full contest rules available at: www.thelabel.game/rules/

Developers can submit their game by filling out a contest entry form here: https://www.thelabel.game/indie-showdown