A timer on Capcom’s website is currently counting down to Something, but the video game company has yet to reveal what will be seen once the countdown ends. Currently slated to end Feb. 20/21 at 10:00 PM PT / 1:00 AM ET, speculation about the upcoming reveal centers around a possible Street Fighter announcement.
The evidence certainly lines up, as Capcom’s three-day tournament, the season finale of the Street Fighter Pro Tour, is set to end at this time. 2022 also marks Street Fighter’s 35th anniversary, an event Capcom acknowledged by telling fans to “look forward to the future development of the Street Fighter series” in January.
In 2017, Capcom marked Street Fighter’s anniversary with the release of Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection, a collection of all 12 core Street Fighter games. The most recent game in the series, Street Fighter V, was originally released in 2016, updated to Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition in 2017, and once again to Street Fighter V: Champion Edition in 2020. Capcom has yet to confirm if Street Fighter VI is also in active development, but now would be a logical time for a full reveal.
The countdown could also subtly allude to another of Capcom’s popular franchises, as the font used for the numbers bears a striking resemblance to the text used for recent Resident Evil games and remakes. Resident Evil 4 Remake is rumored to be in development and will have a more horror-influenced atmosphere compared to the original game’s action-packed design.
Anyone can guess how far Capcom counts down, but it probably won’t be Viewtiful Joe 3.