Table of Contents
Not-E3 2022 Schedule
Limited Run Games
Summer Game Fest
Devolver Digital Marketing Countdown to Marketing 2022
Netflix Geeked Week 2022 Games Showcase
Tribeca Games Spotlight
Freedom Games Summer Showcase
Future Games Show
Xbox & Bethesda
PC Gaming Show
Xbox Games Showcase 2022 Extended
The last Not-E3 showcase for now was Capcom’s. Now, I was initially thrilled when I saw Capcom had announced its own showcase, until I saw the description that said it would be about previously announced games. Nevertheless, other reports said there might be an announcement or two.
I tried not to hope, but I admit, I gave in and started hoping when I tuned in early and saw them advertising Ace Attorney during the countdown ahead of the showcase. Not only that, but the into once they began showed silhouettes of major Capcom characters, including Phoenix Wright!
However, there was no Ace Attorney news of any kind, so the best thing I can say is that at least they consider it important.
They began by featuring Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, the upcoming Monster Hunter expansion.
After that, they showed some trailers for Street Fighter 6, the Capcom Fighting Collection, and Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium.
The next major feature was Exoprimal, that action game about fighting dinosaurs. It’s not my sort of game, but I’m sure players interested in it appreciate how much time was spent on it.
Then they began talking about Dragon’s Dogma. Let me explain the situation here. I have never played Dragon’s Dogma, but I know its fans are hoping for a sequel. The game is now celebrating its 10th anniversary, and rumors of a Dragon’s Dogma 2 abound. Many people thought it would be announced tonight.
So when Dragon’s Dogma took center stage tonight, only for the announcement to be about a “10 Years of Dragon’s Dogma” video… well, we Ace Attorney fans might be disappointed, but at least we weren’t hurt like Dragon’s Dogma fans were hurt tonight.
Anyway, there was one thing I wanted to see from Capcom tonight besides Ace Attorney, and that was the Resident Evil Village DLC they announced last year. And yes, they showed it! …In a video that showed major scenes from the end of Village, so… maybe don’t watch if you’re trying to avoid spoilers.
Shadows of Rose is the story DLC, and the part I’m most interested in. I had significant concerns about where they might take the series after Village, but the DLC trailer has be curious. It looks like they could have some interesting things in store.
The DLC also includes new content for the Mercenaries mode, and a third-person view option. It will be out on October 28.
The multiplayer game Re:Verse will launch at the same time, but I don’t particularly care about that.
Finally, they showed the trailer for the Resident Evil 4 remake again and gave a few more details. Strangely, they kept referring to the enemies as “ganado” for the plural, even though I’m sure Ganados was the plural in the original. They also have apparently changed them to make them scarier, although they didn’t go into detail.
Resident Evil 7, RE2make, and RE3make are all coming to next-gen consoles, and that was the end of the showcase.
My Ace Attorney heart weeps, but at least I have Shadows of Rose. Dragon’s Dogma fans, you have my sympathies and I hope that video ends in a sequel announcement for you.
This concludes this year’s Not-E3 coverage, for now at least. Xbox did have an Extended Showcase, in which they featured Valheim, Redfall, Elder Scrolls Online, Fallout 76, Starfield, Naraka Bladepoint, Ara: History Untold, Grounded, Microsoft Flight Simulator, High On Life, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Pentiment, As Dusk Falls, Slime Rancher 2, Forza Horizon 5, Fall Guys, Minecraft Legends, and Stalker 2, but none of those interest me enough to cover in a post. So for now, we’re back to waiting for Nintendo to announce its Not-E3 Nintendo Direct!---
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