Following a current ransomware assault on Capcom’s inside techniques by the Ragnar Locker group of hackers, a few of the alleged 1TB of information has been leaked to 4chan after Capcom apparently refused to satisfy their calls for. Whereas these leaks at all times should be taken with a pinch of salt, particularly now that Capcom can react to the data being public and alter plans accordingly, there are nonetheless loads of fascinating nuggets.
The headline attraction might be the Resident Evil Village launch date. We already knew it was coming subsequent yr, however the leak narrows it right down to late April, which isn’t far off in any respect. It seems such as you may be capable of get your arms on a slice beforehand, nevertheless, as a demo will seem first, although PS5 gamers will get it earlier than everybody else.
Like Resident Evil 3 Remake, it seems like Village will launch with a separate on-line component, codenamed Dominion. The leak would not present another particulars on Dominion, however hopefully it fares higher than Resi 3’s Resistance spin-off. There’s point out of a VR model Resident Evil 4, too, which is able to apparently be an Oculus unique. Like Village, it is received an April launch date. The calendar additionally reveals Could because the tentative launch date for the lately introduced Resident Evil Netflix collection Infinite Darkness.
OK, zombies are out of the best way, so let’s transfer onto the monsters. Monster Hunter: Rise and Monster Hunter Tales 2, each introduced for Nintendo Change throughout a Nintendo Direct Mini again in September, will supposedly get a PC launch. Monster Hunter Tales 2 on PC will launch concurrently with the Change model in June 2021 and obtain each free and paid DLC. Monster Hunter Rise, the official sequel to Monster Hunter World, that includes new monsters, new locales and a wolf you possibly can journey round on, is meant to launch on PC in October 2021. Given the huge success of Monster Hunter: World and Iceborne, a PC port was in all probability a no brainer.
The leak additionally features a translated doc on a brand new recreation, codenamed Protect. It is a shooter that includes a marketing campaign and a number of other multiplayer modes, together with raids, survival and base protection. A PC demo deliberate for September 2021 will be seen in a leaked picture of the marketing strategy, with the launch anticipated in March 2022. One unintentionally humorous little bit of the leak sees the Protect group work out that streaming is the executed factor for advertising and marketing today and arrange a plan for neighborhood constructing by hiring a well-liked streamer. The slide notes that “contract fees are extremely high and it’s likely that the streamer will stop playing as soon as the contract expires”, and that it will be extra environment friendly to make use of “mid-tier streamers actively trying to attract more followers” and switch them into long-term ambassadors.
If you wish to take a look on the translated slides, try this Reddit submit and current tweets by @pokeprotos. Each compile all the information presently accessible.