Capcom: New teaser countdown hints new project announcement

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Capcom has launched a new teaser website countdown, hinting fans of an upcoming announcement.

Capcom’s brand new teaser website was announced in the early morning on February 14. The countdown shows days and hours left until it reaches zero with no details provided about what the countdown is all about. Whatever the publisher has prepared, the countdown is set to stop this Sunday at 10 pm PT and 1 am ET/6 am GMT on Monday.

Capcom also tweeted on their official Twitter account about the countdown and whether Capcom is set to announce a brand new project, update fans with the new content releases for their recent game or even game competition remain to be unknown.

What fans might expect

There are quite a few things that fans can expect from what Capcom will release next week.

Capcom could be providing more content or even DLC for its 2021 survival horror game Resident Evil Village. This sits on the high list as last year, the Japanese video game developer and publisher is eager to release major packs and DLC for Village a year after release.

According to a report by Famitsu and translated by Siliconera, Capcom went out their way to remind fans that Village’s DLC is still coming in early 2022 or exactly a year after the base game was released on May 7, 2021. Village is an award-winning game securing a handful of Game of the Year awards for 2021. Therefore, Capcom is most likely wanting to release a new DLC while the game is still fresh.

Furthermore, Capcom has confirmed that Village will receive free DLC during a discussion about the company’s plans for the future.

“We will drive our customer management to understand the playing trends and preferences of users while also building a business model for online operations. Taking into account the situation of our free additional DLC for titles such as Monster Hunter Rise and Resident Evil Village,” Capcom’s executive officer Yoichi Egawa said in an annual integrated report last year.

Monster Hunter Rise’s major expansion called the Sunbreak expansion could also make an appearance on Nintendo and PC in Summer 2022. The new expansion as Capcom claims it, could rival the size and quality of the Iceborne expansion in Monster Hunter World.

There are also high chances for Capcom to announce a new installment to one of its high-grossing video game franchises, Street Fighter 6. Street Fighter 5’s 2021 Pro Tour is set to wrap up next weekend. Perhaps, revealing a new entry to the series after the international tournament ends is a fitting time for both fans and Capcom.

Street Fighter 6 perhaps is the most likely outcome besides Village and perhaps not a massive surprise for some. This is due to Capcom having suffered a data breach in late 2021 and information about unannounced projects alongside internal data leaked online. One of these projects is Street Fighter 6, a sequel to Street Fighter 5 which Capcom has been working on.

Lastly, Capcom might reveal more into its new IP, Pragmata, a sci-fi adventure game set for the 2023 release. Pragmata was first revealed back in 2020 alongside a trailer and initial release date for 2022. The game has been delayed to next year with no further details provided about what exactly Pragmata is all about.