Day 3 of E3 2021 is quiet. While the first two days brought a lot of exciting gaming announcements, Monday’s program was a little less important. That set the stage for Capcom, the only major publisher to host a live event. It’s been a banner year for Capcom between Resident Evil Village and Monster Hunter Rise, so this is the publisher’s chance to push that momentum to the biggest stage.
It doesn’t exactly provide a granary incinerator. The 30-minute show specifically focuses on the game’s roster and its upcoming updates. In fact, it only focuses on four games in total, as well as providing some e-sports news. Here are all the new details emerging from Capcom’s E3 show.
Resident Evil Village to get the new DLC…finally
Resident Evil Village is getting DLC, but we don’t know more than that. Capcom confirmed that additional content is in development, but did not say what it entails or when it will be available.
In the meantime, multiplayer game Resident Evil Re: Verse will be released next month. The game was originally supposed to launch with Resident Evil Village, but was delayed at the last second.
Monster Hunter Rise and Story 2 get more content
Monster Hunter Rise will receive new content on June 24 as part of update 3.1, which includes new event quests and rewards, such as the Play Possum emoji. For Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin, a new story trailer was shown. The game’s beta will launch on June 25. The game is also getting significant post-launch content, with Palamute joins the game as a Monstie on July 15 as the game’s first free update.
We also have more information about the upcoming collaboration event between Monster Hunter Rise and Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin. “Capcom Collaboration” will bring new layered armor to both games – for both hunters and jihadists.
Chronicles of the Great Lawyer has a new trailer
A new trailer for Chronicles of the great lawyer Ace has shown. The rollout focused on two new game features: Deductive Dance and Summation Check. Dance of Deduction allows Herlock Sholmes (yes, you read that right) to make large deductions. Players work with non-player characters to crack their cases and reach new conclusions by piecing together clues in a mental dance. The Final Test is a new system that allows players to test and shake the judges. Players can point out contradictory flaws in the jury’s logic to strengthen their case.
Capcom ended its program with an update on its e-sports events. The Capcom Pro Tour is returning with a series of tournaments. There is a $5,000 prize pool per tournament. Pro Tour will feature 32 events across 19 territories. It is currently unclear whether the events will be live.
While this news may overwhelm gamers looking to see a major closure announcement, it’s an important moment for the fighting game community. This is a major highlight of Capcom’s support for e-sports, showing that the company is committed to making it mainstream.