After a terrible 2016 which saw the underwhelming releases of Street Fighter V, Umbrella Corps, and Dead Rising 4, Capcom has had a fantastic couple of years with Resident Evil 7, Monster Hunter World (Capcom's best-selling game ever), and the Resident Evil 2 Remake. And, with Devil May Cry 5 scheduled to launch next month, Capcom’s success is bound to continue.
In an interview with Metro Games Central done during the recent Devil May Cry 5 press event, Game Director Hideaki Itsuno said everyone at Capcom is “really happy” about the company’s turn of fortunes.
“We’re all kind of aware that, yeah. We’re really lucky in that Monster Hunter was received well, it did well. When we announced RE2 and DMC5 at E3 everyone was excited about that and now RE2 came out and it got a 91 Metacritic. And so we’re all cognisant of that and we’re all really happy that we’re doing this well and that people are enjoying what we’re making. But of course, that means there’s all this pressure… for example, Devil May Cry hasn’t come out yet so we know we have to keep all this going!”
Capcom’s success is likely to continue well beyond 2020. Although they have a Monster Hunter movie coming out next Fall that will likely be a bastardisation, the next few years could see them release a Nemesis remake as well as the much anticipated Resident Evil 8.