The Road to TGS: Capcom's Presentation

By Dale Bashir on Sep 18, 2017

The Tokyo Game Show 2017 is happening this week, while we have our team and out Super TGS Contest winner there to experience the event there. here is what we can expect from the event, specifically with Capcom's presentation of what they're presenting this year:

Playable Games

Those attending the event can play a plethora of Capcom's finest, this year's line-up includes Dead Rising 4: Frank’s Big Package, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, Monster Hunter Stories Ver. 1.2 Renewal Edition, Monster Hunter: World, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard Gold Edition and Resident Evil Revelations 1 & 2 for the Nintendo Switch. Monster Hunter World is definitely the star of Capcom's presentation, as it has been for the past few major gaming events of this year. What makes Tokyo Game Show special is that there will be an open demo for the public to try, instead of a demonstration or private demo for VIPs. Fans of the series can finally get to try this highly anticipated installment in one of Capcom's most popular series.

Capcom is pulling out all the stops in showcasing their more zombie-focused games, with the port of Dead Rising 4: Frank's Big Package for the PS4 being playable on the show floor, most likely the new "Capcom Heroes" will be the highlight, allowing the main character Frank West to beat up zombies as Capcom icons like Megaman X or as Cammy from Street Fighter.

Resident Evil 7 is getting a Gold Edition release which includes all previous DLCs and two brand new ones, the Not a Hero DLC and End of Zoe DLC. The Not a Hero DLC lets players use Chris Redfield in a new story campaign. End of Zoe takes place after the main game and is in the perspective of Zoe Baker, one of the sisters in the sinister Baker family.

Though the game is releasing tomorrow, Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite is having a playable demo of the game for people who are still on the fence about this fighting game. 

As for Capcom's offerings on Nintendo's systems, they are showcasing the new update for Monster Hunter Stories that would add a lot of brand new content for the base game. They will also be showing off the port Resident Evil Revelations 1 & 2 for the Nintendo Switch which will be coming to the system on the 28th of November of this year.

Stage Presentations & Highlights

Capcom will start things TGS off and even end their TGS with complete overviews of Monster Hunter World with game producer Ryozo Tsujimoto, executive director and art director Kaname Fujioka, and the game's director Yuya Tokuda. According to their official statement, Capcom will be releasing new elements and monsters from the game every day of TGS. Hopefully, they'll show off some exciting additions to the game.

With the HD rereleases of Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen for the PS4 and XBox One, Capcom will be celebrating the 5 year anniversary of their survival RPG on stage with key members of the team, including executive producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi, producer Minae Matsukawa, director Kento Kinoshita, and featuring special guests like voice actor Hiroki Yasumoto and Ryota Osaka, and Raychell, the singer of the game's main theme.

Can you believe its Megaman's 30th Anniversary already? The game series that arguably put Capcom on the map is having its due during this year's TGS. Featuring series producer Kazuhiro Tsuchiya and special guests America Zarigani, Chocolat Ikeda, and Ayana, Megaman's three-decade history will be showcased and they will also release new information on the anniversary's celebrations. We hope this means there will be some kind of new Megaman game instead of another compilation of the old NES titles.

E-Sports X

This Tokyo Game Show will be having exhibition matches for some of the finest competitive games under e-Sports X, which is read as e-Sports cross. Capcom will be having two of their games showcased on the e-Sports X segment of TGS.

Which top hunters will come up on top, 4 teams will compete in a gauntlet of hunts that will pit them against the most ferocious monsters in Monster Hunter XX, including series staple Tigrex and the Elder Dragon Valphalk. 4 teams of 2 will enter the Red Stage to try their best to subdue the respective monsters before the other team does. 

There will be a Street Fighter V tournament happening this year featuring the top players from around the world competing in single elimination matches. 8 players from the US, Singapore, Taiwan and Japan will compete for the 1 million yen prize in the Shoryuken Tournament taking place at the Blue Stage of TGS. 

Capcom's presentation this year seems promising, especially for fans of Monster Hunter. For those of us who can't make it to Japan can catch all of this and more on Capcom's Livestream of their presentations happening later this week.


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