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Capcom Showcase 2023 Was A Mix of Anticipation and Disappointment

Updated: Jun 13, 2023

This year's digital showcase from Capcom, following closely on the heels of several other major gaming events, has left a bittersweet aftertaste. While the year has been decent for the company with releases like Street Fighter 6 and the Resident Evil 4 remake, the latest showcase left many fans wanting more.

Capcom announced that "Mega Man X DiVE Offline", is set to launch on Steam, iOS, and Android platforms next year.

This addition to the popular Mega Man franchise promises side-scrolling action gameplay, with players able to power up various iconic characters from across the Mega Man series.

Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess, which was revealed at the Xbox Showcase, intrigued with its dark, action-adventure theme laden with creepy hands, body horror monsters, and stellar sword-fighting sequences.

Although the game is coming to Xbox, PS5, and PC, the absence of a release date left fans in the dark.

Speaking of no release date, another dampener was the delay of the sci-fi action game Pragmata. Despite a new teaser being launched at the event (that looked absolutely magnificent I might add), the lack of a release date for the PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC title added to fans' frustration.

Capcom Showcase 2023 Was A Mix of Anticipation and Disappointment
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On the brighter side, the upcoming remaster of the classic spectral detective game, Ghost Trick, now has a demo available. With the full version launching on June 30th, the ability for demo saves to carry over is a small consolation.

In more crime-solving updates, Capcom is preparing a new collection of Ace Attorney titles, bringing together games 4-6 of the mainline series with HD graphics, which is certainly a win for Apollo Justice enthusiasts. However, a more precise release date would have been welcome.

Capcom’s futuristic dinosaur game, Exoprimal, continues to evolve with a new, surprisingly intense trailer. The game is set for launch on July 14th, hitting the PC, PlayStation, and Xbox, providing a much-needed shot of adrenaline.

Rounding off the showcase was the long-awaited Dragon’s Dogma 2. Although the new trailer wasn't exactly fresh — it first debuted in 2012 — it served as a reminder of the game's potential. The confirmed single-player sequel, FOUR TIMES the size of the original, brought some good news for fans of the fantasy RPG.

While the Capcom Showcase 2023 had its moments, it didn't fully deliver on fan expectations. The focus on newer properties, delays, and lack of release dates contributed to an overall sense of disappointment. Despite these drawbacks, Capcom still holds promise with a number of titles that could make waves in the gaming world. The true test, however, will be seen in their upcoming releases and fans' responses.



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