Capcom Delivers a Show to Remember at Summer Game Fest 2024 Showcase

The hottest season of gaming has officially begun and Capcom kicked things off in style at the Summer Game Fest 2024 Showcase with more reveals for Monster Hunter Wilds™, including a deeper look at the characters and creatures Hunters will encounter as they venture into the Forbidden Lands, four new Year 2 characters for Street Fighter™ 6, and the long-awaited release date for Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess™!

Stay tuned for more news coming out of Summer Game Fest Play Days and read on for additional details about each announcement below!

New trailers for each game are available on YouTube (Monster Hunter™, Street Fighter™, Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess, and Capcom USA).

A Living World of Adventure Beckons in the Monster Hunter Wilds ‘The Hunter’s Journey’ Trailer

The latest Monster Hunter Wilds trailer, “The Hunter’s Journey” gave Summer Game Fest livestream viewers a deeper look at the Hunter’s foray into the Forbidden Lands, including the colorful characters and a mysterious crescent-shaped mountain players will encounter as story moments seamlessly blend into gameplay. As the hunter delves deeper into unknown territory, local wildlife including the treacherous new Balahara Leviathan monster demonstrated how hunters must adapt and harness new techniques to coexist in the Windward Plains region’s volatile conditions. In the ferocious lightning storms that herald a change between the harsh dry season and abundant monsoon season, an even greater threat was glimpsed bolting behind the billowing sand clouds.

Monster Hunter series producer Ryozo Tsujimoto joined Geoff Keighley on stage to confirm Monster Hunter Wilds will support crossplay across PlayStation®5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam. Please visit the official site for more information. Tsujimoto also notified fans eagerly awaiting the highly anticipated title’s 2025 release that Capcom will debut its next trailer at Gamescom Opening Night Live, and Monster Hunter Wilds will be playable for the first time on the Gamescom 2024 show floor.

The Wild Beauty of the Windward Plains

While traversing the sandy dunes of the Windward Plains, hunters and local wildlife alike must be cautious of falling victim to the quicksand traps of the newly revealed Balahara. The Forbidden Lands play host to multiple packs of large monsters such as the Balahara, who can be seen in the trailer tracking and overwhelming the previously announced Doshaguma. These Leviathans secrete mucus along their serpentine bodies to deftly maneuver through the earth, hurl attacks at their foes, and create pitfall traps capable of shifting the sands of battle in their favor. As these formidable monsters seek to scrape out a niche within this harsh ecosystem, territorial disputes with other large monsters can erupt at a moment’s notice. Hidden within the region’s frequent sandstorms, a mysterious apex predator lurks, waiting to shock its prey with an electric fury.

A Seamless World of Extremes

Monster Hunter Wilds seamlessly flows from story sequences to gameplay to tell the dynamic and engrossing story of the hunter leading the Forbidden Lands Research Commission as they explore vibrant ecosystems filled with monsters and extreme environments. After stepping off their ship headed for the Windward Plains, hunters begin to unravel the many mysteries contained within Forbidden Lands, such as the massive crescent-shaped mountain dominating the landscape. That journey will compel players to team up with other Hunters to discover the relationship between this world and the people who inhabit it, standing shoulder to shoulder against new and fearsome foes.

More information regarding Monster Hunter Wilds will be revealed at Gamescom Opening Night Live, alongside the title’s first playable demo on the Gamescom 2024 show floor.

Prepare for the Vicious Seethe to be Unleashed as Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess Releases Worldwide on July 19, 2024

During the Summer Game Fest 2024 Showcase, viewers were invited to dive deeper into the world of Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess with a world premiere of brand-new gameplay and the reveal of the fast-approaching global release date of July 19, 2024, as well as additional platform support on Xbox One and PlayStation 4! Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess will drop day one on Xbox Game Pass for console, PC, and Cloud, and on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC via Steam. Pre-orders for the game are available now (Xbox, PlayStation, Steam).

In this unique, Japanese-inspired, and visually captivating game, players will play as the protagonist Soh to make sharp strategic decisions and use skillful dancing sword actions, while working with rescued villagers and the Maiden Yoshiro, to overcome the challenges ahead. During the day, explore the village and purge the defilement by rescuing villagers and wisely assigning them roles and positions to help attack the Seethe at night. During the night, the villagers will fight alongside Soh to protect Yoshiro from the swarm of Seethe. The trailer showcased the Spirit State and new gameplay with a Festering Seethe. When Soh runs out of health, Soh will enter a Spirit State where the player cannot fight and can only give commands to villagers to protect Yoshiro. The Festering Seethe will call forth swarms of Seethe, so cooperating with your villagers is a necessity. In both situations, players will be able to experience the intense merge of action and strategy. Face the formidable Festering Seethe, purge the village’s defilement, and return peace to the mountain.

Those who pre-order the game will receive exclusive in-game items, including the Mazo Talisman “Walking Basket” and “Astral Projection,” which can be equipped to Soh, as well as a digital mini artbook featuring never-before-seen concept art created for the game.

To stay tuned for the latest news on Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess as it heads toward launch, please check out the official website and follow the game on X!

Four New Characters – Including Two Guest Characters! – Hit the Streets in Year 2 of Street Fighter 6!

Year 2 of Street Fighter 6 bursts onto the scene with four new characters coming to the game, including the evil M. Bison and the capoeira master Elena. The Year 2 roster is rounded out by the first guest characters to appear in the Street Fighter series, the ever-popular Terry Bogard and Mai Shiranui from SNK’s Fatal Fury series!

  • M. Bison (Summer 2024), first appearing as a playable character in Street Fighter™ II: Champion Edition, returns! Prepare yourself for an infusion of evil as the iconic and Psycho-Powered Shadaloo crime syndicate leader continues his unending quest for world domination. And don’t forget to tune in for an exclusive first look at M. Bison’s gameplay at 8am PT on Saturday, June 8 on YouTube here!

  • Long-time Fatal Fury veteran Terry Bogard (Autumn 2024) joins the fight in Year 2 alongside his iconic casual look! The skilled street fighter takes his friendly attitude straight into battle to find the true meaning of strength.

  • Let’s also welcome Mai Shiranui (Winter 2025), the second crossover fighter from the Fatal Fury series, to the growing Street Fighter 6 roster! As a highly-skilled Shiranui-ryuu Kunoichi, Mai brings her deadly power to the game in Year 2!

  • Last seen in Street Fighter IV, the cheery Capoeira fighter Elena (Spring 2025) hits the streets as the final Year 2 character! Listen to the wind as you travel the world defeating opponents with Elena’s light-footed, dance-like moves.

Year 2 is almost upon us and we’ll have much more to share on each new character joining the game throughout the year! Year 2 Character and Ultimate Passes are also available online now here, as well as the main game which remains 50% off for a limited time!

And for a look back at Year 1, don’t forget to check out this infographic that compiles facts and figures from throughout the community over the course of the entire year!



Article by: Susan N.



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