LRM Online sat in on the World of Capcom panel at New York ComicCon this year. For fans of Monster Hunter World, there was a lot to unpack and get excited about. They also covered a new multiplayer Resident Evil game called Project REsistance and the upcoming Street Fighter V world championships.
For Monster Hunter World, Capcom announced DLC in the form of Resident Evil 2 and Horizon: Zero Dawn stories, the latter of which will be a PS4 exclusive.
Both updates will be free and include a new story, weapons set, and costumes. Capcom came with footage for the RE update that shows food and dancing related mini-games as well as the Tyrant character. There was no footage of the Horizon DLC but they did talk about new weapons and costumes related to the PS4 property. Both updates will come in November 2019
Next up, they brought out footage for the 4 v 1 Project Resistance. This game allows players to take control of either a Mastermind or one of four survivors. The Mastermind plays like a dungeon master and sets up the level, which includes three areas, enemies, traps, and item drops. He is only able to see the level through security cameras, which can be hacked or destroyed by the survivors. The survivors are class-based including a healer, strong man, and hacker. Capcom stated they went with this gameplay as a challenge and to breathe new life into the franchise.
In the footage we saw how each character will play and the way the Mastermind is able to view his victims. The camera is much like any 3rd person shooter with an over-the-shoulder viewpoint. The game looks like it could be a lot of fun and will hopefully take advantage of the PS4s new cross-platform playability.
If you’re into fighting games there’s a chance for you to be a world champion and win part of a $250k prize pool! Street Fighter v: Arcade Edition will get a world championship tournament in Tokyo next year. Capcom stated that Japan, 12 other countries, and 8 regions will participate in tournaments to choose representatives to go to Tokyo for the big game. Other than Japan, the United States was the only other country announced. There will be new information in November, but you can see a chart on the tournament below:
It’s a great day to be a gamer if you ask me. While DLC and day one patches can sometimes be annoying, they have also breathed fresh life into dead or dying games. No longer do we have to wait on true sequels to get more from the games we love. Additionally, Major League Gaming is getting bigger and the list of games involved is ever-growing.
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