Three "Major" Unannounced Capcom Games Coming By April 2017

One is expected to sell 4 million copies.

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Capcom is planning to launch three unannounced "major" games by April 2017, the Resident Evil company has announced. One of these is a Monster Hunter game, while the other two are completely mysterious. We do know, however, how many copies these are expected to sell.

As you can see in the chart below (via VideoGamer.com), Major Title 1 is pegged to sell around 4 million units, while the Monster Hunter game and Major Title 2 are expected to move around 2 million units each. This information was shared in a new slide presentation that was published today on Capcom's investor website [PDF].

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The 4 million unit number for Major Title 1 suggests it may be a game from an established series rather than something completely new. Just yesterday, Capcom said it was planning a "full-scale offensive" for the Resident Evil brand this year, which could be a reference to a new entry in the series.

Capcom did not share any specific release dates for the projects. The company only said that they are all expected to arrive before Capcom's current financial year ends on March 31, 2017.

If one of these games is to be announced soon, a reveal could happen at E3 in June. Unlike publishers like Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, and Bethesda, Capcom does not typically have an event of its own at the show.

However, that doesn't mean there won't be any Capcom-related announcements. At E3 2014, Capcom announced new Dead Rising 3 DLC during Microsoft's briefing. A year later, new information about Street Fighter V characters and the fighting game's beta test was shared during Sony's event.

We will report back with new information about Capcom's unannounced games as it becomes available.

What are you hoping the unannounced games turn out to be? Let us know in the comments below.

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Loobop

i hope it's resident evil revelations 3 with Leon about time he had a game to himself again,no dam partners pr ada wong love crap.

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Ixilion

Major Title 1 definitely has to be another Resident Evil game...as for the second one, I hope it's either DMC, Okami, Onimusha, Viewtiful Joe, or any one of their fighting games that isn't named Street Fighter.

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ExoticCharm

@ixilion: The people that made those series great left Capcom a long time ago and are called Platinum Games now. It would be a safer bet to just look up stuff on Scalebound rather than anything Capcom is making since sequels to any of the series you mentioned would just be in name only.

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jasongm

Really wish Capcom would make the Monster series to consoles again, don't know how anyone can play on small screens.

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gavachotrece

@jasongm: Agreed! Would love to see a good-looking PS4 Monster Hunter game. I started playing MH on the original Wii. I own a PSP, my son owns a 2DS, and for the life of me, I don't understand how people enjoy playing those games on handhelds. Obviously that's where Capcom has sold the most copies, I get that, but the game seems so much better on a console with more camera control.

If Capcom keeps putting MH on handhelds, I'll just keep playing Toukiden on PS4. Toukiden Kiwami is really good, and I was able to download the demo for Toukiden 2 which is also good.

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edussz

I wish they would sell Onimusha IP to another publisher that was smart enought to use it...

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dsavish

4 mil one has to be re7 just as i suspected. we'll be lucky to get re2make by late 2017 possibly 2018.

can't wait.

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Thanatos2k

Capcom always expects their games to sell far more than they do. They don't seem to realize their sleazy business decisions have eroded all credibility of the company.

SF5 already underperformed, get used to it Crapcom.

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DarthRevenX

I bet these won't be anything anyone wants.....

probably a current gen re-release of RE6 and a Ultra version of SF5......cus we know how much they love their stupid revisions.....

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LPDisturbedHU

@darthrevenx: Uh..... what part of "unannounced" did you not understand?

Resident Evil 4, 5, and 6 for this gen were already announced, PLUS 6 has already been released.

If I remember correctly, the people at Capcom said their wouldn't be different versions of SFV.

I'm assuming one game will be Dead Rising 4, not sure about the other two.

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suicidesn0wman

@LPDisturbedHU: Knowing Capcom, anything is possible. Plus the source material does not specifically state these titles are announced or unannounced, that was added by the journalist who did not fact check before posting.

The Monster Hunter title could be Monster Hunter Stories, which has been announced. The other two could be games that are announced but do not have a concrete release date yet.

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LPDisturbedHU

@suicidesn0wman: Good point. Really hoping it's new titles that we don't know about yet.

Although, I could see them pushing for the RE4 Remaster to sell very well this Fall.

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DarthRevenX

@LPDisturbedHU: it doesn't matter, they're predictable and they will release a Ultra version of SF5 at some point mark my words, they always release em, every entry has had at least 1 revision.....

and the fact RE6 is already available for current gen is a travesty, why make that?? it's the absolute worst and most hated title of the series next to REORC.....

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ArcaneSmile

Is it Resident Evil 7 designed by Hidetaka Miyazaki and the guys at From Software?

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Elranzer

Mega Man 11 and/or Mega Man X9.

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J-007

Monster Hunt?

Resident Evil 2 remake?

Resident evil 3 Nemesis remake?

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meedokicky

RE7 please :3

And Jill in mercenaries mode if she is not in the story :P

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maltnut

Unless it's Onimusha in the style of the Souls games I don't care...wait, Nioh is already coming out, well then I don't care at all about Capcom and their inevitable DLC-fests.

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MetaMods

probably resident evil

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Mr_Mark_Legion

a new resident call of duty game?

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stage4saiyan

I'd love another Dragon's Dogma

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Thanatos2k

@stage4saiyan: Another terrible online only MMO, coming right up!

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Mr_Mark_Legion

@stage4saiyan: that would be great.

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Keitha313

I hope they actually give us a RE game which is just like RE4, give us an element of action but don't forget the survival and horror element it really isn't that hard to do!

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gamingdevil800

Ugh bring a monster hunter to consoles already but this will probably be on 3DS... haven't played Monster Hunter since PSP due to their nintendo exclusivity

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milesprower06

I think 2017 is too early for REmake 2. I'd expect it in 2018, for RE2's 20th anniversary, and another year of polish.

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punksterdaddy

Major Title 1 is pegged to sell around 4 million units = REmake 2

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meedokicky

@punksterdaddy: But they have already announced RE2 remake, no? So it has got to be something else.

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punksterdaddy

@meedokicky:

Yes it has been announced, but that doesn't mean this is not it.

They could be hiding their game's titles, so as to not reveal all their cards at the moment as to when things are to be expected to be released. They'll want to use marketing for that, I would assume.

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meedokicky

@punksterdaddy: Alright, let's wait and see :) Though I'd much rather it be RE7 tbh :P

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dsavish

@punksterdaddy nope, it's gotta be re7.

i don't think re2make will even reach 2 mil let alone 4 for a loooong time if ever.

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alien33

@punksterdaddy: Doubt it. In their latest update (I follow them on FB) they say that they are in very early production stage (concept sketches etc). I don't see it coming in 2017 unless they rush through it and deliver a bugfest.

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punksterdaddy

@alien33:

Fair enough, I agree but remember whom we are talking about... That isn't an impossibility. ;)

Out of curiosity, why would they need concept sketches if they are just remaking an old game? Surely it is just a case of updating old assets, where only a little artistry is needed.

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alien33

@punksterdaddy: I think they are going down the line of REmake which didn't use a single asset from the original PSX game. It was an all new game built from the ground up.

On the other hand the release of REmake on PS4 & XOne was indeed just an update of old assets.

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punksterdaddy

@alien33:

Yes I realised that after posting, I forgot that Zero And REmake was actually HD REmasters.

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alien33

@punksterdaddy: no prob ;)