Capcom has officially revealed its plans for the Tokyo Game Show 2022 and puts Street Fighter 6 back in the spotlight.
While Capcom is skipping Gamescom 2022 later this month, the Japanese publisher has announced that it will be available in full force at the Tokyo Game Show 2022. Announcing it will have two presentations, one of which focuses exclusively on the upcoming Street Fighter 6. 16 September at At 8:00 AM PT / 11:00 AM ET / 4:00 PM BST, fans will be able to watch the event live on a live stream that will be broadcast in Japanese and English.
Following a massive reveal at Sony’s State of Play presentation in June 2022, we learned that Guile is returning to Street Fighter 6 as well as making an appearance on the June Capcom Showcase. Prior to teasing SF6, there will be one more big announcement this year that will appear at the Tokyo Game Show. While it’s unclear what this will bring, we speculate that new characters are likely to emerge.
Fittingly, this announcement coincides with today’s 35th anniversary of Street Fighter and the original arcade game was first released on August 12, 1987. Although Capcom did not address this fact in his Twitter (opens in a new tab) preview of the Tokyo Game Show, is there a better time to celebrate the legacy of the cult series than to look to the future.
Happy Anniversary, Street Fighter! Here’s in 35 years of Hadoukens throwing. ⬇️↘️➡️👊 pic.twitter.com/4DVNZBrlS9August 12, 2022
It’s not just about fighting
Of course, Street Fighter 6 is not Capcom’s only target at the Tokyo Game Show. The first presentation, titled “Capcom Online Program”, does not have a confirmed game list yet, but will take place on September 15 at 7:00 PT / 10:00 ET / 3:00 PM BST. In its announcement, the publisher only stated: “What will be revealed? Details to follow ”.
Chances are this could include Capcom’s exhibition games at the Tokyo Game Show. In addition to Street Fighter 6, everyone present can also play Exoprimal, Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection and Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak. Granted, Capcom tends to focus on individual Monster Hunter presentations, but we wouldn’t rule out the other two games.
It may also look into an upcoming Resident Evil project plan. We’re still waiting for an update to the long-delayed Resident Evil: ReVerse, and during State of Play, Capcom finally revealed the Resident Evil 4 remake. With the Resident Evil Village adaptation for PSVR 2 and a new DLC, there’s a lot in the making so we’re excited to see what will be announced .