Capcom Spotlight: Resident Evil 4 demo, Exoprimal release date, and more

March 10, 2023
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News on Resident Evil 4, Exoprimal, Monster Hunter Rise, and more headlined the Capcom Spotlight – a global digital livestream event featuring updates on our latest titles coming to PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4.

Buckle up and get ready to recap the news.

Capcom Spotlight: Resident Evil 4 demo, Exoprimal release date, and more

Play the Resident Evil 4 demo today

The wait is over. The Resident Evil 4 Chainsaw Demo is available today. Step into the shoes of Leon S. Kennedy and experience the game’s harrowing open moments to help tide you over until the game’s launch on March 24.

Take your first steps into the memorable secluded village, which should be familiar to fans of the original game. Modern gameplay and new combat abilities, such as the ability to parry incoming attacks or quickly switch weapons bring a fresh and exciting feeling to the gameplay.

On PS5, get immersed even further in the game with the DualSense controller. Resident Evil 4 includes haptic feedback and adaptive triggers support. Combined with the game’s vivid visuals and 3D audio, you’ll be even more engrossed in the action.

The demo can be played any number of times with no limits, so you can replay it to your heart’s content!

Pre-orders are available now for both the standard and deluxe editions, and each comes with bonuses. Pre-orders on the PlayStation Store also include a mini soundtrack. If you liked the demo, don’t forget to pre-order Resident Evil 4!

Capcom Spotlight: Resident Evil 4 demo, Exoprimal release date, and more

Suit up in Exoprimal this summer

The Capcom Spotlight brought a bounty of big news for the upcoming online team-based action game, Exoprimal. We’re happy to share that Exoprimal is set to launch on PS5 and PS4 on July 14, with pre-orders available starting today!

First revealed exactly one year ago in the March 2022 State of Play, Exoprimal is an all-new game from Capcom that puts players in the role of an Exofighter working for the Aibius Corporation. Players pilot cutting-edge Exosuits and work together to fight back hordes of history’s most ferocious beasts – dinosaurs.

Today’s trailer showed our full roster of ten Exosuits in action, plus a glimpse at more of the conflict that awaits the Hammerheads – the squad you’ll be joining. As Ace, you’ll rub elbows with your colorful crewmates – Alders, Majesty, Sandy the android, and chief Lorenzo, leader of the Hammerheads – as you work together to unravel the time-bending mystery behind Bikitoa Island, the Hammerheads and Leviathan’s never-ending wargames.

We also shared details on the Survival Pass, which rewards players for their in-game progress and features both free and premium tiers. Survival Pass Season 1: Premium Tier will allow you to unlock even more fun cosmetic items, including 19 additional Exosuit skins, 10 weapons skins, 4 emotes, and more.

Can’t wait to pilot an Exosuit? You won’t have to wait long because the Exoprimal Open Beta Test is set for March 16 to March 19 (PDT)*! The Open Beta Test will include 10 playable Exosuits, allowing you to get a feel for how each one holds up against hordes of dinosaurs – and an opposing squad of players – in the game’s main mode, Dino Survival. The Open Beta Test will also feature cross-platform matchmaking, just like the full game.**

Play in the Open Beta Test and complete a survey after playing to receive an Aibius Medal charm in the full game.

*Be sure to check the official website for the Open Beta Test dates and times in your region.
**A CAPCOM ID is required for both the Open Beta Test and the full game.

Capcom Spotlight: Resident Evil 4 demo, Exoprimal release date, and more

Elgado awaits in Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak

Been enjoying your time in Kamura Village with Monster Hunter Rise on PS5 and PS4? We’ve got much more on the way. Get ready to take your hunt to the next level when the massive expansion, Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak launches on April 28, 2023!

Taking place after the events of the main game, you’ll travel to Elgado Outpost alongside Dame Fiorayne to hunt fearsome new monsters. You’ll meet some new faces, travel to new locales, and expand your hunting horizons as you delve into the mystery threatening the Kingdom. 

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak introduces several challenging new monsters to the fold, including the Western-horror inspired Three Lords. The powerful and boulder-like Garangolm, the icy wolf-like Lunagaron, and the elder dragon and flagship monster, Malzeno, headline a roster of both new and returning monsters.

The expansion also brings new hunting actions, like the Switch Skill Swap that allows you to change your Switch Skill sets on the fly, as well as new Silkbind and Switch Skills that add even more combat options for each of the game’s 14 weapon types.

On April 28, Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak will launch with all post-release content up to Free Title Update 3 (Ver.13), which includes harrowing encounters such as Chaotic Gore Magala and other powerful and challenging monsters. More updates are in development, so stay tuned for news in the future.

Lost lives and lost memory, all in one night

Solve the ghoulish mystery behind your murder when Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective revives on PS4 on June 30, 2023!

From the mind of Ace Attorney’s Shu Takumi, this classic supernatural puzzle-solving game casts you as a ghost with just one night to solve the mystery of your death. Leverage the powers straight from the game’s title: “Ghost” and “Trick”, to change your fate. Possess and manipulate objects in the ghost world, then trick them in the real world to change fate!

This updated version features high-resolution graphics, increased frame rate, an updated user interface, support for more languages, and a challenges feature where you can earn illustrations and music from the game.

Also revealed in today’s Capcom Spotlight, Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective will feature newly arranged versions of all 37 music tracks in the game. Yasumasa Kitagawa from The Great Ace Attorney series spearheaded the new arrangements, while the game’s original composer Masakazu Sugimori created a new original music track to celebrate this new version of the game.

Battle routine, set – execute

Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection is a little over a month away! This collection gathers 10 beloved titles for the first time on PlayStation platforms, all in one EXEllent collection. Join Lan Hikari and his NetNavi, MegaMan.EXE, as you work together to solve countless cybercrimes in the real world as well as the interconnected online Cyberworld!

The game’s director, Masakazu Eguchi aka Mr. Famous, joined the Capcom Spotlight to share additional details on the upcoming collection of games.

All 499 Patch Cards, usable in Battle Network 4, 5, and 6, are included in the collection! These optional cards were previously only available as physical cards in Japan. Now you’ll be able to use Patch Cards, Item Cards, Event Cards, Character Cards, and Special Cards to further enjoy the game or take on formidable enemies in entirely new ways.

Buster MAX Mode is a new mode being added in the collection that multiplies damage of normal MegaBuster shots by 100, letting you bust viruses with ease to enjoy the story and speed up combat. This mode can be toggled on and off at any time during the story, so you don’t need to commit at the start of the game. It will also be automatically disabled in online NetBattles.

If you’ve been waiting to experience these beloved titles, there’s never been a better time. Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection launches on PS4 on April 14, 2023, with pre-orders available now.

Capcom Spotlight: Resident Evil 4 demo, Exoprimal release date, and more

Street Fighter 6’s final commentator revealed

Popular Japanese actress Hikaru Takahashi was announced as the final color commentator coming to Street Fighter 6’s Real Time Commentary feature. Real-Time Commentary incorporates the voices of renowned personalities and Fighting Game Community (FGC) commentators to narrate the in-game action with easy-to-understand gameplay explanations and bring the competitive thrill to your matches, all while in the comfort of your home. This feature will also support subtitles in 13 languages for increased accessibility and player excitement.

Hikaru’s addition brings the total roster to four play-by-play commentators, including Vicious, Aru, Kosuke Hiraiwa, and Tasty Steve, and four color commentators, including Hikaru Takahashi, Thea Trinidad (otherwise known as WWE Superstar Zelina Vega), H.E. Demon Kakka, and James Chen.

Street Fighter 6 launches on PS5 and PS4 on June 2, 2023. We’ll have more news to share on the game in the future, so keep an eye out.

Signing off

Before we go, be sure to check out the Capcom Publisher Sale! Games from your favorite Capcom franchises for PS5 and PS4 are discounted today on PlayStation Store. Plus, Monster Hunter Rise is available at a discounted price for the first time since release. Let us know which ones you’re excited to pick up!

That’s all the news from the Capcom Spotlight. Today’s news included just a few titles in development at Capcom, but we’ve got more titles in the works and will share news and updates in future Capcom Showcases and Capcom Spotlights.

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