Capcom has formally revealed its plans for Tokyo Game Show 2022 and is once again putting Street Fighter 6 in the spotlight.
While Capcom skips Gamescom 2022 later this month, the Japanese publisher has announced that it will be in full effect at Tokyo Game Show 2022. Announcing it will have two presentations, one of which will focus exclusively on the upcoming Street Fighter 6. on September 16. at 8 a.m. PT / 11 a.m. ET / 4 p.m. BST, fans will be able to watch this via a live broadcast, which will be streamed in Japanese and English.
After a huge reveal at Sony’s State of Play presentation in June 2022, we’ve since learned that Guile is returning to Street Fighter 6, and it also made an appearance at the Capcom Showcase in June. After teasing before SF6 was set to get another major announcement this year, which appears to be set for Tokyo Game Show. While it’s unclear what this will bring, we speculate that new character reveals are likely.
Fittingly, this announcement today coincides with Street Fighter’s 35th anniversary, and the original arcade game first launched on August 12, 1987. Twitter (opens in new tab) announcement for Tokyo Game Show, what better time to celebrate the legacy of the iconic series than by looking to the future.
Happy Birthday, Street Fighter! On to 35 years of throwing Hadoukens. ⬇️↘️➡️👊 pic.twitter.com/4DVNZBrlS9August 12, 2022
It’s not just about fighting
Street Fighter 6 isn’t Capcom’s sole focus on the Tokyo Game Show, of course. The first showcase, called “Capcom Online Program,” doesn’t have a confirmed list of games yet, but it will take place on September 15 at 7am PT / 10am ET / 3pm BST. As part of the announcement, Capcom stated, “What will be revealed? Details to follow”.
Chances are, this could include Capcom’s show floor games for the Tokyo Game Show. In addition to Street Fighter 6, everyone in attendance will also be able to play Exoprimal, Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection, and Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak. While Capcom mostly focuses on individual presentations for Monster Hunter, we don’t rule out the other two games coming out.
It’s also possible that Capcom could lean on the upcoming batch of Resident Evil projects. We’re still waiting for an update on Resident Evil: ReVerse, and during State of Play, Capcom also confirmed that we’re finally getting a Resident Evil 4 remake, plus a PSVR 2 adaptation of Resident Evil Village alongside new DLC. Whatever happens, we’re excited to see what’s announced.