At the beginning of the month, Capcom became a victim of a hacker attack, which resulted in a lot of files being stolen. Now, the information about what exactly was illegaly copied has begun to leak into the web. It turns out that the data included documents about the publisher's future plans. The data is very interesting, although it should be taken into account that some of it dates back to 2018, so they may already be outdated. Moreover, as it happens in such cases, it is difficult to be absolutely sure that these reports are true, so they should be approached with great caution.
Resident Evil series
Majority of the leaked info focuses on the RE series. According to the leak, Resident Evil Village is to be released next April, and a demo will be available before the release.
In addition, an online battle royale game is reported to be in development, which inside Capcom operates under the temporary names of Project Highway/Village Online. A special version of Resident Evil 4 for Oculus VR goggles is also planned.
The documents also show that Google paid Capcom $10 million for adding Resident Evil VII: Biohazard and the upcoming Resident Evil Village to Google Stadia streaming service. Sony, on the other hand, bought for $5 million the exclusive VR version and RE7 demo for PlayStation 4, as well as guaranteed earlier launches of DLC.
Monster Hunter series
According to the leak, Monster Hunter: Rise and Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruins, currently planned to be released on Nintendo Switch, will also appear on PC. The PC releases are scheduled for release next October and June respectively.
There are also plans to port Monster Hunter Stories, which will be released simultaneously with the sequel.
Capcom's other future projects
Among the developed weorks we also find a new set of Capcom's courtroom adventure game series. The set is to be coming to PS4 and Nintendo Switch, and it will include the first three installments of the main series (i.e. the installments previously featured in the Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy remaster ) and two installments of the Great Ace Attorney 2 spin-off. The latter franchise hasn't seen the English version so far, so these reports should make some fans very happy.
There are also references to other projects in the documents. Capcom is to be working on the online shooter SHIELD, which is designed to be streamer-friendly. Another title in development is GUILLOTINE, which will first hit Nintendo Switch, and some time later also other platforms. There are also references to a game titled Reiwa, for which there is no other information.
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