Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Title Update 4 brings Alatreon and much more!

Jul 09, 2020
Jul 09
Yuri Araujo

Title Update 4 is available now and marks the return of Alatreon, the Blazing Black Dragon, in Monster Hunter World: Iceborne. This legendary Elder Dragon’s appearance is sure to challenge even the most seasoned Hunters… but it’s not all we have in store for this update. Summer is heating up with a lively seasonal event, and a new Variant has been discovered: Frostfang Barioth!

Alatreon, the Symbol of Destruction

Unlike any other monster known to the Guild, Alatreon has the unique ability to switch its elemental attributes at will! These elemental states—Fire Active, Ice Active, Dragon Active—will change Alatreon’s elemental attack powers as well as its weaknesses, so you’ll have to strategize your equipment loadouts with your teammates if you hope to survive this hunt.

Speaking of survival… keep an eye out for Alatreon’s newly developed move: “Escaton Judgement.” Again, come prepared with elemental damage if you wish to stand a chance against this devastating new move.

Naturally, equipment forged from Alatreon parts will properly reflect the Elder Dragon’s elemental-focused nature, with a brand new Set Bonus skill that will raise your elemental attack power as you raise your elemental defenses.

NOTE: Before you can face the Special Assignment to hunt Alatreon, you must be MR 24 or higher and have completed at least the Safi’jiiva Recon Assignment.


Summer Seasonal Event – Sizzling Spice Fest

While you challenge the extremely powerful Alatreon, the Research Commission will be making preparations to celebrate the summer with a new seasonal event… the Sizzling Spice Fest!

The theme this time is a bit wild, so expect to see lots of feathers, monster-themed gear and assorted meat dishes! This lively event will bring us new Event Quests, a refreshed take on the Snowman and various items to craft and collect: Armor Sets, Layered Armor, Weapon Pendants, Palico Gear, a Poogie Outfit and more!

Sizzling Spice Fest will run from July 22 through August 6 UTC.


The Chilling Frostfang Barioth

A new Variant of Barioth has been discovered, and the Guild has named it Frostfang Barioth. This rugged flying wyvern has roamed and survived the most extreme conditions, and has developed powerful means of controlling the ice around it. Its breath attacks are now strong enough to freeze the ground and afflict Hunters with the Frostbind status.

Those that emerge victorious will be able to craft new Frostfang Barioth equipment, with a unique Set Bonus skill pairing. Equipping one armor piece will grant you the skill “Punishing Draw,” which boosts your attack power and gives Stun damage properties to draw attacks. And equipping three armor pieces will activate the “Slugger Secret,” which allows you to take the Slugger armor skill up to level 5 (Stun power +60%)!

Frostfang Barioth will be roaming the Hoarfrost Reach for a limited time via the Event Quest “The Last White Knight,” which will debut from August 7 through August 19 (UTC). All Hunters MR 24 or higher are called upon to take on this new Variant.


Elder Melder Guiding Alchemy

With this latest update, the Elder Melder has cooked up another quality of life improvement for your experiences in the Guiding Lands. Looking to optimize your equipment augments, but having a tough time finding the monsters that fit your needs? Now you can bring in other monsters’ parts and craft Special Tracks that will let you lure out the monster you want. Whenever you’re ready to get started, just head over to the Elder Melder and select the new Guiding Alchemy option.


Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Title Update 4 is available now. For a full list of version update notes, please visit our update page.

Stay safe & happy hunting!

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Title Update 4 release date set for July 9th

Jun 30, 2020
Jun 30
Socks

Prepare yourselves, hunters: Title Update 4 finally has a release date! To celebrate the occasion, we’ve got a spicy teaser trailer to show you:

That ending was pretty chilling, right? Alatreon is just the tip of the iceberg for what we have in store in Title Update 4, and we’ll be taking a deep dive of our upcoming free content update this Friday, July 3rd, on our Monster Hunter channels:

Twitch.tv/MonsterHunter

YouTube.com/MonsterHunter

Another important update for all diligent hunters out there: Event Quests in Iceborne will be returning to their normal rotation, starting on July 8th. So take on those quests whilst they’re still active!

The Event Quest schedule on our website will also be updated soon, on July 3rd, so you can check it out on monsterhunter.com/world-iceborne, and in game by visiting the Notice Board in the Gathering Hub to plan your hunting accordingly.

We’d like to thank you once again for your continued support and patience whilst we navigate the obstacles created by coronavirus (COVID-19). From all the development team at Capcom – happy hunting and stay safe!

Dive in to even more Capcom soundtracks on Steam – Resident Evil 2, Ace Attorney, Breath of Fire, and more!

Jun 25, 2020
Jun 25
Kellen Haney

Back in February, we brought nearly two dozen stand-alone soundtracks for Capcom games to Steam, including unique releases such as Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Turnabout Tunes. But we were just getting started, and as the summer heat rises, we’re heating things up with thirteen additional soundtracks. No game purchase is required, either. In fact, many of these are stand-alone soundtracks making their debut on Steam without an associated game for the first time!

Check out all of Capcom’s soundtracks on Steam HERE, and read on for more info on what’s just been added!

First up, breathe new life into your music collection with Breath of Fire! That’s right, individual soundtracks for Breath of Fire and four of its sequels (BoF II, BoF III, BoF IV, and BoF Dragon Quarter) invite you into the music of a fantasy world like no other, filled with a colorful cast of characters and tunes to match.

Maybe you prefer your monster slaying to be a little more action-focused with tunes to match? We’ve got you covered with soundtracks for Monster Hunter 3 (Tri), MH 4, and MH Generations. All three are perfect for going out to gather groceries: Honey, herbs, blue mushrooms, and, of course, eggs.

There won’t be silence in the courtroom this time around – as if all the finger pointing and OBJECTIONs weren’t enough, you can re-create the trademark chaos in the courtroom of Ace Attorney with soundtracks for Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Justice for All, and Trials and Tribulations! Every track sounds just Wright.

Longing for the sights and sounds of Raccoon City? 2019’s Resident Evil 2 soundtrack is full of haunting melodies and relaxing tunes that will transport you back to the city of the dead. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the calming sound of that wonderful safe room music… at least, until the Tyrant’s theme starts playing.

Looking to cool off after all that excitement? Take a refreshing dip into the great unknown seas with the unique sounds of Shinsekai: Into the Depths. With audio recorded underwater to ensure an authentic sound to match the game, you’re in for an unforgettable audio experience.

UPDATE, June 30th: we’ve just added an additional album, Shinsekai: Into the Depths Hidden Tracks. Check it out in our curated list.

These thirteen new soundtracks join our existing soundtracks on Steam, which also include soundtracks for Mega Man, Street Fighter, Devil May Cry, and lots more! All Capcom soundtracks on Steam are provided in a variety of formats including MP3, AAC and FLAC, giving you the option of flexible file sizes or top-quality fidelity. Several of these soundtracks are also available on other services, such as Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon. Please note that these soundtracks are not indicative of a game releasing on Steam.

Get over to our curated list of Capcom Original Soundtracks on Steam and buy some of your favorite soundtracks – and find some new favorites while you’re there!

Resident Evil Village brings fear to new heights in 2021

Jun 11, 2020
Jun 11
Kellen Haney

A new chapter of survival horror is approaching. Resident Evil Village, the eighth main entry in the Resident Evil series, is coming to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and PC in 2021!


Check out the trailer above for a taste of the desperate struggle for survival that will unfold with the power of next-generation consoles, and the amazing detail that only Capcom’s in-house RE Engine can provide. Taking place a few years after the critically acclaimed Resident Evil 7 biohazard, Ethan Winters and his wife, Mia, seem to have finally found peace after the horrifying events they endured at the Baker family’s plantation house. Despite putting the past behind them, a surprising yet familiar face returns in the form of Chris Redfield… whose shocking actions ultimately cause Ethan to end up in a mysterious, snow-covered village.

Unlike the claustrophobic hallways of the Baker mansion, Resident Evil Village provides a different kind of terror: The fear of the unknown. Each encounter is another fight for survival, with a first-person perspective making things that much more personal as you chart unknown territory. There’s much more to the village than what you see on the surface.

That’s all we have for now, but be sure to keep a close eye on Resident Evil Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram channels for the latest information on Resident Evil Village, coming to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and PC in 2021!

For more screenshots, check out our Resident Evil Village announcement gallery here.

Announcing PRAGMATA, a brand new game from Capcom, launching 2022

Jun 11, 2020
Jun 11
Yuri Araujo

Set in a dystopian near-future on Earth’s Moon, PRAGMATA will take you on an unforgettable adventure, powered by the Next Generation of gaming: PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and PC.

Our development team is hard at work on this brand new game title, making full use of new next-gen tech, such as ray-tracing, to create a breathtaking and immersive sci-fi setting like never before.

We’re very eager to show more, but… that’s all we have for now. We’ll be sharing additional information on PRAGMATA in 2021. You can follow the PRAGMATA channels on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get notified as soon as we’re ready to share any news. In the meantime, enjoy these screenshots below, and click here for more.

PRAGMATA will be launching on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and PC, in 2022.

Capcom Summer Sale brings together great games at great prices, now through June 15

Jun 10, 2020
Jun 10
Yuri Araujo

Summer is almost here! With lots of us spending time at home, it makes for a great chance to catch up on some of Capcom’s latest and greatest games. And what better way to get started than with a grand Capcom Summer Sale!

Great deals and discounts await below:

PlayStation 4 – DAYS OF PLAY

  • Devil May Cry 550% off
  • Monster Hunter: World50% off
  • Monster Hunter World: Iceborne25% off
  • Resident Evil 7 biohazard50% off
  • Resident Evil 2 50% off
  • Resident Evil 334% off
  • Street Fighter V60% off

Xbox One – DEALS UNLOCKED

  • Devil May Cry 550% off
  • Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen50% off
  • Monster Hunter: World50% off
  • Monster Hunter World: Iceborne25% off
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy 50% off
  • Resident Evil 0 75% off
  • Resident Evil HD 75% off
  • Resident Evil 4 60% off
  • Resident Evil 5 60% off
  • Resident Evil 6 60% off
  • Resident Evil Revelations 60% off
  • Resident Evil Revelations 2 Deluxe 60% off
  • Resident Evil 7 biohazard50% off
  • Resident Evil 2 50% off
  • Resident Evil 333% off

Nintendo Switch – ACE ATTORNEY FRANCHISE SALE

  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy 50% off

Nintendo Switch – JUNE 2020 SALE

  • Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen50% off
  • Mega Man 1150% off
  • Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection25% off
  • Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate60% off
  • Okami HD50% off
  • Shinsekai: Into the Depths25% off
  • Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection63% off

Nintendo Switch – RESIDENT EVIL FRANCHISE SALE

  • Resident Evil 0 57% off
  • Resident Evil HD 57% off
  • Resident Evil 4 50% off
  • Resident Evil 5 50% off
  • Resident Evil 6 50% off

Steam – RESIDENT EVIL FRANCHISE SALE

  • Resident Evil 0 75% off
  • Resident Evil HD 75% off
  • Resident Evil 4 75% off
  • Resident Evil 5 75% off
  • Resident Evil 6 75% off
  • Resident Evil Revelations 77% off
  • Resident Evil Revelations 2 Deluxe 50% off
  • Resident Evil 7 biohazard67% off
  • Resident Evil 2 50% off
  • Resident Evil 334% off

Whenever you’re ready, head on over to offers.capcom.com and start shopping!

Stay safe, and have fun!

SFV:CE Developer Blog – May 2020

May 27, 2020
May 27
Dan

Hey Fighters, today we’re super excited to reveal some new information on upcoming Street Fighter V: Champion Edition content! New characters, stages, costumes and more are on the way! Read all about that and more in the update below, which includes details on what SFV players can look forward to.


From the Street Fighter V Development Team:

Hello to everyone from the Street Fighter V development team at Capcom Japan! First off, we hope that you World Warriors out there are doing well and staying safe! We wish you good health and can’t wait to see you all again soon.

CHAMPION EDITION

To start, we are pleased that people are enjoying Champion Edition and would like to thank all of our players for their support. We wouldn’t be here without you. As some of you have noticed, we released color EX09 for free for all 40 characters to all players as a token of our appreciation! We appreciate all the support!

COSTUME CONTEST

Be a part of Street Fighter history and create your own costume design for Street Fighter V! Beginning now through July 21, you can submit your costume design for any of the 40 characters in Champion Edition. Two winners will be selected and the winning designs will be made available in the game.

Sample Costume Sketches from the SFV Dev Team
More Sample Costume Sketches from the SFV Dev Team

To learn how to enter, please check the official web page and our social channels for more updates.

THE FUTURE OF SFV:CE

We know our players are wondering what’s next for Street Fighter V, so we have some exciting news to share. Due to the positive reception to Season 4 and Champion Edition, we are planning to do a final Season “V”, which will add “V” more fighters to the roster. Three new stages are also being planned.

That’s all for now, but we’ll be back later this summer to share more details regarding the new content coming to Street Fighter V. For now, please continue enjoying everything included in Champion Edition.

Stay safe and thank you again for all the support.

Bye for now!

-SFV Dev Team

Street Fighter April Fools Mini-Games Have Returned!

May 22, 2020
May 22
Dan

April Fools…… in May? That’s right! We know many of you are at home right now, so we’ve brought back all of the previous April Fools web-based mini-games for FREE until the end of the year! Check them all out below:


Street Fighter Academy (2017)

Put your knowledge to the test with the Street Fighter Quiz! Can you defeat all of the Street Fighter students?


Hado Stone (2018)

Believe in the Hado of the cards! Choose a character, build a deck of attacks and… FIGHT!


2019 (2019)

Light ‘em up! Play as G and use his power from the Earth in this auto-scrolling shoot-em-up style game!


Neco Drop (2020)

CATch all of the Catified versions of Street Fighter V’s roster by meowstering the meowcanics of this fun puzzle game! Complete the objectives and collect all the Street Fighter cats to earn a special wallpaper!


Check out the Game Center homepage here.

We hope that you enjoy all of these fun mini-games while at home.

Stay safe everyone!

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Event Quests updated with better rewards

May 22, 2020
May 22
Yuri Araujo

Hunters of the Fifth Fleet, while the timeline for Alatreon’s arrival in Monster Hunter World: Iceborne is still uncertain, we’ve tweaked the reward rates for two of our Event Quests to help you get ready for when that time comes.

Talk About a Party Foul…

In this Event Quest, you’ll be challenged with hunting a Seething Bazelgeuse in the Arena. Once the hunt starts, there’s nowhere to run… but if you come out victorious, you’ll take home a pouch full of Heavy Armor Spheres. With this update, you’ll be walking away with even more armor spheres than before.


The Wrath of Thunder Descends

A Tempered Zinogre is roaming the Ancient Forest, and those skilled enough to take it down will be rewarded with precious Feystones to further deck out their armor sets with powerful skills. This update increases the drop rates for Sealed Feystones, which are more likely to turn into some of the top-tier decorations in the game.


That is all for today’s update. Just like most other Event Quests for MH: World& Iceborne, these do not have a set end date at the moment. Master Rank Kulve Taroth is also back in the Event Quest board and will be there for 2 weeks.

Stay safe, and Happy Hunting!

The Making of Music and Audio for Shinsekai: Into the Depths

May 19, 2020
May 19
Yuri Araujo

Last week, we wrapped up our Developer Diary video series, where we talked about various aspects of the development of Shinsekai: Into the Depths, with the last video being about sound and music. Now is time to submerge ourselves once again into that topic, but through different lenses. Check out the video below:

As you might imagine, this underwater audio recording is not your standard approach to video game audio production, but it makes perfect sense for Shinsekai since almost the whole game takes place deep in the ocean.

I find this to be a great companion piece to our last Dev Diary, in which producer Pete Fabiano dives into this very subject with more details and a few other tidbits. If you haven’t seen it yet, give it a watch here:

Hope you’ve enjoyed these behind-the-scenes looks at Shinsekai: Into the Depths. Let us know what you think in the comments below!

And just a friendly reminder that the game is available now on Nintendo Switch and Apple Arcade. Have fun, and stay safe!