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Thursday, March 9, 2023

CAPCOM Spotlight March 9 2023 Live Reaction!

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - Buy Ghost Trick.

Many videogame companies had presentations today, but for today's KoopaTV article, we'll be live-reacting to CAPCOM's presentation, the Capcom Spotlight of March 9, 2023. You can watch the presentation yourself here... I can't embed it here due to the presentation settings blocking that.

Before the Spotlight started, CAPCOM promised discussions on Resident Evil 4, Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection, Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective (a must-buy, and the existence of its port was revealed last month), and Exoprimal. I can tell you that the Spotlight did end up including more than those games!

[5:27 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: https://www.twitch.tv/capcomusa
[5:27 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Before the spotlight, CAPCOM Spotlight begins, it's a bunch of CAPCOM Creators influencers (so they're presumably all streamers) talking over a bunch of old trailers.
[5:28 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: I hope they go away when it actually starts, because we need ME writing over a bunch of NEW trailers.
[5:30 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Or maybe they were CAPCOM employees the whole time because they said "our games".
[5:30 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: First game to be discussed is Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Steam next month.
[5:31 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Masakazu Eguchi AKA Mr. Famous, the collection's director, wants to share news.
[5:32 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: I mean, these games have been out for quite a while and I never figured out what the gameplay is actually like.
[5:33 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: But this Legacy Collection has a mode that looks like it'll OHKO everything (increase damage by 100 times, Buster MAX Mode) if you just want to watch the story, which implies this series has a story worth enjoying. But there are also 499 "Patch Cards" for Battle Networks 4, 5, and 6. And online multiplayer.
[5:34 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: AND we can watch MegaMan NT Warrior, the old Mega Man Battle Network animated series, for free (for a limited time) starting in a few weeks.
[5:34 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Meanwhile, we're already on Street Fighter 6.
[5:34 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "There are a number of ways to play beyond just fighting", including a virtual arcade hub.
[5:35 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: They're... showing an in-game colour commentator? A Japanese girl who doesn't seem to be commentating with much fighting... uh... specific knowledge.
[5:36 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "Hikaru Takahashi" is her name; apparently that's the name of a real person and she's not a Street Fighter character.
[5:37 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: And she's one of eight commentators you can toggle, and there are several options around this commentary.
[5:37 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: I mean... I guess it's better than in Pokkén where everything had that one annoying woman.
[5:38 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: CAPCOM Town... is... a digital theme park they're opening June 12, 2023.
[5:38 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: teaser.captown.capcom.com is a website they want me to check out.
[5:38 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Did I write the URL down? It's a 404 error.
[5:39 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Rather than figure that out, I need to watch this about Exoprimal.
[5:39 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: They're begging me to watch to the end of their Exoprimal trailer "because there are surprises."
[5:40 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Well, that just makes me not really pay attention to everything else leading to the end.
[5:40 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: But even if I was I'm not sure what to commentate here. Dudes in colourful suits shooting dinosaurs.
[5:40 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Very sci-fi.
[5:41 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: July 14.
[5:41 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "OPEN BETA TEST March 17 to March 19" is that the surprise? And there's a "Deluxe Edition" with a "Survival Pass 1".
[5:42 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "Purchase the Premium Tier to earn these rewards"
[5:42 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: And on Xbox Game Pass.
[5:42 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Alright, the narrator is going to explain all of that vomit of information to me.
[5:42 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Found a typo in their open captions. :D

Exoprimal Capcom Spotlight power of exosuits Open Beta March 2023 Dino Survival
It's incredibly difficult for me to write “dinsoaurs”... I need to attempt that multiple times.


[5:43 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: As you play their Survival Pass, you get awards, and there is a free tier and a premium paid tier. Awards including suits and emotes.
[5:44 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: They say they're looking forward to seeing me in the Open Beta Test, as a big dinosaur is on-screen to welcome me into its mouth.
[5:44 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: OKAY GHOST TRICK.
[5:44 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: June 30, 2023.
[5:45 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: They shout-out that it's made from Ace Attorney's Shu Takumi.
[5:45 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: So that's our Ace Attorney cameo for the show.
[5:45 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: BUY GHOST TRICK
[5:46 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Anyway, they're explaining basic story and gameplay, including possessing objects and tricking objects (making them do things), go back four minutes before someone's death.
[5:46 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: High-res graphics, increased frame rate, a sliding puzzle bonus game, and ALL 37 TRACKS FROM THE GAME HAVE NEWLY ARRANGED VERSIONS.
[5:46 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: You can switch between original and new versions as you play.
[5:46 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: wtf Shu Takumi is on-screen
[5:47 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: GREAT ACE ATTORNEY CAMEO

Shu Takumi Capcom Spotlight Ghost Trick Phantom Detective music Yasumasa Kitagawa Ace Attorney
Yasumasa Kitagawa did a great job.
All 37 Ghost Trick tracks have been rearranged, and there's one new track by original composer Masakazu Sugimori.


[5:48 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Pre-order bonus includes a "background set"? And a "two-song music set"?
[5:48 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...Background of wot, though?
[5:49 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: They want us to buy Monster Hunter Rise on new platforms, and Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak is also on new platforms.
[5:49 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: (Coming April 28, 2023)
[5:50 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: I'm still wondering what an increased frame rate for Ghost Trick is supposed to accomplish when the animations for the original were already...well, amazing sprite-work, quite frankly.
[5:50 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: So it'll be even smoother?
[5:50 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: OH Nintendo Switch free title updates.
[5:51 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak will get its own digital event next month to discuss what those updates are.
[5:51 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: And now to Resident Evil. (Hopefully not on the Cloud.)
[5:51 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "RESIDENT EVIL DEATH ISLAND" Summer 2023.
[5:51 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: uhhh but wot is it
[5:52 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: A movie?
[5:52 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Resident Evil 4 is being re-re-released soon in two weeks on non-Nintendo platforms.
[5:52 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Back in MY day, Resident Evil 4 was a Nintendo GameCube exclusive.
[5:52 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: (...though that exclusivity didn't last.)
[5:54 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: And there's a Chainsaw Demo available today of Resident Evil 4.
[5:54 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "No time limit" and no play limit.
[5:54 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: (So you can play a "portion" of it at your leisure.)
[5:55 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: AND FINALLY, A MESSAGE ABOUT THE CAPCOM PUBLISHER SALE.
[5:55 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: LOTS OF THINGS ON SALE NOW.
[5:55 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: And that's all for the event.
[5:56 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: I have more to discuss about the CAPCOM PUBLISHER SALE, but that'll be for an article coming next week.
[5:56 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Buy Ghost Trick.
[5:57 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: And, yeah, the URL is teaser.captown.capcom.com and it still doesn't work.
[6:00 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: It has come to my attention that the Ghost Trick section had several typos, which is why I didn't understand what was going on.

Ghost Trick Phantom Detective remastered port pre-order bonus four image background set
It should be spelled...
  • Missile
  • Kamila and Missile (they spelled Missile's name wrong here despite being correct in the first bullet point)
  • Sissel and Lynne
  • Ray and the Black Cat (someone here didn't use their spacebar)


[6:02 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: The Ghost Trick website has it spelled correctly.
[6:03 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: The "background" is during the game to play on the sides of the game to make up for the differences in aspect ratios.
[6:04 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Alrighty, BUY. And BUY (pre-order?) Ghost Trick.



Pre-orders for Ghost Trick are now available. The website states, “*Content can be downloaded from the store where you bought the download version, or via the download code included in the retail version.” But the only way to pre-order the game (or purchase it in general) appears to be through digital purchase. That seems... misleading!


The previous Capcom Spotlight... or then-called the Capcom Showcase, was in June 2022. Exoprimal was also there.
Here is that dedicated CAPCOM PUBLISHER SALE article.

6 comments :

  1. Honestly, I would very much enjoy a chance to watch the MMBN cartoon properly. Though I can't seem to find *where* it'll be available in 11 days?

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    1. "We’ve just decrypted a fresh batch of Mystery Data about Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection from today’s Capcom Spotlight broadcast, and you read that right – we’re running a marathon of Mega Man Battle Network “NT Warrior” on Twitch starting March 21st at 10:00 AM PT!

      We’ll have a full run of episodes from the first two seasons – complete with English dubs – for you to enjoy alongside Twitch chat. " - https://news.capcomusa.com/2023/03/09/connect-with-the-latest-mega-man-battle-network-legacy-collection-info/

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  2. I got my preorder in as soon as they became available (which was before the actual showcase).

    Too bad we aren't getting physical copies here, though. Japan is getting a limited edition that includes some sort of puzzle box with a story(?) set in the Ghost Trick universe.

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    1. I'm a hypocrite and haven't pre-ordered (yet).

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    2. Play-Asia has physical copies with English.

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    3. Eh? How's that possible? Does the Japanese version have the English localisation loaded on it?

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