I wanna go on the Final Fight ride
During yesterday’s Capcom Spotlight live stream, the publisher announced that it was “building” a digital theme park, Capcom Town, for its upcoming 40th-anniversary celebrations. The digital funland will open in June and is a celebration of the veteran studio’s legacy of games and franchises.
Very little has been offered in the way of details, but Capcom Town will feature “a digital museum and other buildings” which one would assume will be filled with artwork, marketing materials, write-ups, and trailers from franchises such as Street Fighter, Resident Evil, Devil May Cry, Mega Man, and many more. We will likely see areas based on Capcom’s arcade roots, hopefully offering nods to titles such as Strider, Side Arms, Gun.Smoke, and maybe even Cadillacs & Dinosaurs… Ok, now I’m just being unrealistic.
Capcom is genuinely one of the industry greats, and while the past decade has certainly seen the studio stumble on more than one occasion, the developer seems to have been back on track since the 2018 launch of Monster Hunter World, which has led to a string of quality, successful releases. And with Resident Evil 4 and Street Fighter 6 on deck for this year, it looks like Capcom will have plenty to celebrate come its June anniversary.
Capcom Town will have a grand opening on June 13, 2023. A teaser site is now live.