Capcom has formally revealed its plans for Tokyo Game Show 2022, and it’s giving Street Fighter 6 the spotlight once again.
As Capcom skips Gamescom 2022 later this month, the Japanese publisher has announced that it will be in full force at Tokyo Game Show 2022. Announcing that it will have two performances, one of which is exclusively focused on the upcoming Street Fighter 6 on September 16 at 8:00 am PT / 11 am ET / 4 pm BST, fans can watch this via a live stream, which will be broadcast in Japanese and English.
After a big reveal at Sony’s June 2022 State of Play presentation, we learned that Guile is returning to Street Fighter 6 and also appeared in June’s Capcom Showcase. Having previously announced SF6, there would be one more big announcement this year, which looks set for the Tokyo Game Show. While it’s unclear what this will bring, we speculate that further character reveals are likely.
Fittingly, this announcement coincides with the 35th anniversary of Street Fighter today, and the original arcade game was released on August 12, 1987. Although Capcom made no reference to this fact in its twitter (opens in new tab) announcement for the Tokyo Game Show, what better time to celebrate the legacy of the iconic series than looking to the future.
Happy birthday, Street Fighter! A toast to 35 years of playing Hadoukens. ⬇️↘️➡️👊 pic.twitter.com/4DVNZBrlS9August 12, 2022
It’s not all about fighting
Of course, Street Fighter 6 isn’t Capcom’s only focus at the Tokyo Game Show. The first showcase, called ‘Capcom Online Program’, does not yet have a confirmed game list, but will take place on September 15 at 7am PT / 10am ET / 3pm BST. Within its announcement, all the publisher stated was “What will be revealed? Details to follow.”
Chances are this could include Capcom games for 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. It’s true that Capcom usually focuses on individual Monster Hunter presentations, but we don’t rule out the other two games.
It can also lean on your next list of Resident Evil projects. We’re still waiting for an update on the delayed Resident Evil: ReVerse and during State of Play, Capcom finally revealed the Resident Evil 4 remake. Along with a PSVR 2 adaptation of Resident Evil Village and new DLC, there’s a lot to be said for way, so we are excited to see what will be announced.