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Capcom Unveils ExoPrimal, Pits Humans Against Dinosaurs

Capcom has unveiled a new IP called ExoPrimal, an online team-based action game that pits exosuit-powered humans against dinosaurs that have begun invading the world.

Produced by Ichiro Kiyokawa and directed by Takuro Hiraoka, who have both worked on the Monster Hunter series, ExoPrimal will be coming to PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC via Steam sometime in 2023.

Here is a description of the game’s story:

“The year is 2040… Sudden dinosaur outbreaks have engulfed the globe in a crisis that threatens humanity’s very existence. Yet all hope is not lost. The corporation Aibius has developed a hyper-advanced AI called Leviathan that can predict the location of future outbreaks. This technology, along with Aibius’s revolutionary powered suits, or exosuits, gives humanity a fighting chance to stem the tide of the saurian swarms. Exosuit pilots, otherwise known as exofighters, are in high demand. Take the exofighter aptitude test and join the ranks of Aibius’s heroic pilots in their fight to stave off the extinction of the human race.”

ExoPrimal‘s main game mode, Dino Survival, will feature two teams of five players competing in a variety of PvE and PvP missions. The team that completes the match’s missions first will be crowned the winner.

There will be three main exosuit types, including Assault, Tank, and Support. Players will be able to change exosuits at any time, even in them middle of a battle, allowing for a myriad of strategies and the ability to adjust on the fly. Players will however be vulnerable for a short time during each suit change.

Capcom has announced four exosuits so far, although more will be available when the game releases. These suits include:

Assault

  • Deadeye
    • Deadeye is an easy-to-use, all-purpose exosuit that specializes in engaging enemies from medium to long distances.
    • Its primary weapon is a low-recoil assault rifle that can be used to engage targets at a distance while aiming down its sights. Deadeye can also use a powerful palm strike to repulse enemies that get too close.
  • Zephyr
    • Zephyr is a speedy, melee-focused exosuit that specializes in close quarters combat.
    • Exofighters will need to be confident in their ability to maneuver and avoid damage to compensate for Zephyr’s light armoring.
    • The tonfa installed in Zephyr’s arms emit an energy wave sharp enough to slice into even the hardest dinosaur skin.

Tank

  • Roadblock
    • Roadblock is a heavyweight exosuit with supreme durability.
    • Its massive shield protects allies and enhances the team’s survivability.
    • The shield can deflect all manner of incoming attacks, but it can also be paired with a boost function to repulse even the largest of enemies.

Support

  • Witchdoctor
    • Witchdoctor is a support suit that specializes in synergizing with its allies’ skills and attacks.
    • Exofighters should use Witchdoctor’s skills to repair and buff allies.
    • Witchdoctor can quickly leap around the battlefield and make use of abilities that repair damaged allies and grant buffs like enhanced movement speed.

ExoPrimal is scheduled for release sometime in 2023 for the PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC via Steam sometime in 2023.