Capcom joins Summer Game Fest next week

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They’re finally showing off Dead Phoenix, right?

Summer Game Fest has come a long way since it usurped the gaming expo throne from E3 at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. What started as a slow trickle of game reveals across haphazardly scheduled presentations has tightened up into a week of widely anticipated showcases as well as the PC Gaming Show. The shindig kicks off on June 8 with a live show at the YouTube Theater in Inglewood and continues for the next few days with streams from Devolver Digital, Ubisoft, Xbox, and now Capcom.

The publisher revealed today it will be putting on a showcase during this year’s SGF. Airing June 12 at 6:00 pm ET/3:00 pm PT, the presentation is billed as presenting what’s next for Capcom. It will feature 36 minutes of news and updates on the publisher’s upcoming games and future titles.

While we don’t know precisely which games will be there, we can make some safe guesses. Street Fighter 6, which just had a very successful launch, will likely be a part of the show. Exoprimal launches next month and will probably get a few minutes in the stream. The port of Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective is also set to drop in a few weeks, so it might show up too. We also shouldn’t forget about Monster Hunter Now, the Niantic mobile game that’s set to launch this fall.

Beyond those games, the only other known titles I can think of are Pragmata and Dragon’s Dogma II. The former is allegedly still set to launch for PC and current-gen consoles in 2023, while the latter is without a release window. Outside of that, anything could be announced. Capcom is on a roll right now and it feels like the publisher can do no wrong. There could be another strong compilation of classic games in the works for all we know. With the final update to Monster Hunter Rise around the corner, is it too early to speculate about the possibility of a new game in that series getting announced?

Speaking of Rise, the final digital stream of Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak happens tomorrow at 10:00 am ET/7:00 am PT. Tune in to find out information about the Bonus Update.

CJ Andriessen

Editor-at-Large – CJ has been a contributor to Destructoid since 2015, originally writing satirical news pieces before transitioning into general news, features, and other coverage that was less likely to get this website sued.

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