Capcom Has “Major Title” Set To Be Announced This Year

by Robert Workman


We’ve already got a good idea of what major franchises Capcom is leaning on to provide a strong 2017 season, including Resident Evil (with Biohazard doing pretty well on the games market), and this fall’s forthcoming Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, which is shaping up to be a hell of a fight. However, it appears that the company is also cooking up something else to please gamers this year.

The company revealed its latest financial presentation for the fiscal year, ending March 31, 2018, from the looks of things, it’s got a few different plans in mind.

First, it expects to expand its consumer business, with regularly launched major titles in the global market, along with an increase in downloads, including full game and additional content downloads. It also looks to overhaul its online business, with additional alliances with internal mobile development, as well as promoting business alliances in Asia.

But the thing of most interest is its sales plan for the remainder of the year. It hopes to continue to build strong sales for Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (thanks to DLC, which is coming sometime in the next few months), as well as the forthcoming Infinite. But there’s something else – the company has noted that another “major title” will be announced, possibly as soon as E3.

There’s heavy speculation that the title could very well be Monster Hunter V, the long-awaited follow-up in the company’s best-selling franchise. And there’s talk that Sony could be making a move to turn it into a PlayStation 4 exclusive, though those are just whispers at this point, and hardly official.

Of course, with Capcom more in a “remaster” state of mind (like with this month’s release of The Disney Afternoon Collection), we could be seeing more classics come to the surface as part of this plan, although, again, it didn’t specify what was coming.

So all eyes are on the company’s E3 presentation at this point, where we won’t just get details on Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite and its growing roster, but also possibly a peak at what this “major title” is. We’ll certainly keep you informed once it’s official!

By Robert Workman

Robert Workman has spent years working in the video game industry, for sites like Shacknews, AOL GameDaily and Marooners Rock. He's also very skilled in contributing to podcasts and video broadcasts, and can pretty much out-game you under the table. Oh, and just go ahead and ask him about glorious craft beers. Go on, ask him.