Exoprimal is nearly here – Releases July 14th

by Ben Kirby
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If we’re being honest, I don’t think that there’s a massive audience waiting with bated breath for Exoprimal. Capcom’s kinda Dino Crisis adjacent release.

I’m intrigued, and I’ll check it out because it’s coming to Game Pass on day one which is huge. Certainly enough for me to give Exoprimal a try. However, it releases this week (14th July) and Capcom has just announced the roadmap for the game with crossover content from some classics!

Capcom has been hitting its stride recently, so I have faith in them to deliver a product that’s at least fun and supported for a while. Will Exoprimal surprise everyone? I hope it does, genuinely! But only time will tell.

Here’s the latest news from Capcom and a peek at the roadmap post-release.


Exoprimal is an online team-based action game pitting humanity’s futuristic Exosuit technology against history’s most ferocious beasts – dinosaurs. Set in 2040, players are pulled into wargames orchestrated by the advanced A.I. Leviathan. In the main game mode Dino Survival, teams of five Exofighters race to complete objectives while fending off hordes of dinosaurs to survive. Each match is different from the last, and players can swap between Exosuits at any time to change their tactics as new challenges arise. Along the way, players will unlock story sequences and earn rewards to customize their Exosuits.

Hosted by Director Takuro Hiraoka, the Exoprimal Showcase provided an early look at what’s in store for Exofighters when the wargames begin on July 14, 2023. The digital event featured a sneak peek at upcoming seasonal updates, which include a new mode, Alpha and Beta Exosuit variants, Monster Hunter™ and Street Fighter™ 6 crossovers, and more. Hiraoka also introduced the “Final Mission Selection” feature for the main mode, Dino Survival. This option offers a choice between player-versus-player (PvP), player-versus-environment (PvE), and random matches.

Final mission options

When Exoprimal launches later this week, Dino Survival mode will include a “Final Mission Selection” feature that offers players three matchmaking options: PvP, PvE, and random. In PvP games, two rival squads of Exofighters go head-to-head at the end of matches. This decides which team wins and who gets fed to the Raptors! Meanwhile, PvE is all about speed.

These missions generally do not involve direct PvP. Instead, the team to complete all objectives first will be granted permission to survive. There is also a random option, which provides the adventurous with a small experience bonus. Exofighters are also free to change their preference settings and mix things up at any time.

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Post-launch roadmap

Capcom is supporting Exoprimal with seasonal content updates that introduce major new features, and today’s showcase
shared a taste of what fans will be sinking their teeth into over the next few months.   Season 1 commences alongside the game’s launch this Friday and will usher in a new game mode two weeks later on July 28, Savage Gauntlet is a co-op experience that challenges teams of five players with late-game PvE missions that rotate weekly and can be replayed for
higher rankings and rewards.

Then, on Aug. 17, 2023, Exoprimal will roll out its first major title update, introducing 10 Alpha variant Exosuits to the roster all at once. These alternate designs feature completely different weapons from their standard counterparts, presenting new ways to enjoy both Dino Survival and Savage Gauntlet.


Season 2 kicks off in mid-October 2023 and will feature the next title update, which packs in the downright fierce Street Fighter 6 collaboration that was teased last month. Players can look forward to other additions too, including a new map and Final Mission, plus more rigs and modules.

In January 2024, Season 3 will see the armoury expand once again with Beta variant Exosuits. Alongside these shiny new sets of armour, this update will summon a new foe to battle, the Neo Triceratops. A collaboration is also in the works with the Monster Hunter series that will launch as part of Season 3.

Let’s see

Exoprimal looks kinda cool, and being on Game Pass means getting others to try it won’t be too much of a challenge because I don’t have to ask people to buy it. Maybe it’s a gem of a game, a nugget of action and dinosaur chaos?

What do you think? Largely uninterested but intrigued thanks to Gamepass. I would suggest that it might very well be the on-ramp for a lot of potential Exoprimal players. Clever move there, Capcom.

Exoprimal Alpha Variant Suit Screenshot

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