Capcom’s highly successful year so far is not anywhere near slowing down, as it had a half hour segment to itself in E3 2021. Before the event, they teased information on games like The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles, Monster Hunter, Resident Evil, and Pragmata. The showcase started a bit early with a Reddit AMA about Monster Hunter: Rise with some of the game developers. They talked about the new monsters, their personal favorite weapons, and design inspirations, and showed some gameplay.
Host Rachel Quirico opened the show with a message from Tsuyoshi Kanda on Resident Evil: Village and its successes. As part of Resident Evil‘s 25th anniversary, they had some new announcements regarding the game that came out in April. Re:Verse, a Resident Evil online multiplayer game, has been confirmed to be coming out in July 2021. Capcom also teased the release of a DLC for Resident Evil: Village, although they were close-lipped about its potential content.
Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin, a Nintendo Switch exclusive, made an appearance with a trailer. Monster Riders and kinship with monsters are again at the forefront of this sequel, which has a slightly different style than the main games. Included in the RPG is a new “monstie,” Palamute, a rideable dog, which is originally from Monster Hunter: Rise. The trial version of Wings of Ruin will be available on June 25, 2021.
The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles will be released in Europe and the Americas, whereas it had previously only been released in Japan. It features Herlock Sholmes, master detective, and his trials in court, with 10 new cases and 8 mini-escapades. Two gameplay mechanics were introduced, dance of deduction and summation examination. While following Sholmes, the game will stay true to its roots in gameplay.
The show closed with updates on fighting games and Capcom Esports, with Vicious and RobTV. Street Fighter 5 was the topic of the day, and they advertised the Pro Tour and Capcom Cup (which has an eye-rolling $150,000 prize pool) They also spoke about Street Fighter League, and the Intel World Open in Tokyo, which is a street fighter game occurring now (June 19th and 20th). Capcom is looking at success in the present and the future with their games and communities.