Capcom Arcade Cabinet, full of 80s Capcom Hits, Dated & Priced for PSN & 360

In celebration of the company's 30th anniversary, Capcom will be releasing the Microsft Game Room-esque Capcom Arcade Cabinet on PS3 and 360, gathering together their arcade hits from 1984 to 1988, purchasable individually or in packs. 

A downloadable title for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360, Capcom Arcade Cabinet will launch on February 19th (US)/20th (EU) and come with Black Tiger for free. The other games on the service- including the likes of 1942, Commando and Side Arms: Hyper Dyne- will be available in packs of 3, released every fortnight from the 19th/20th onwards for $9.99/€9.99/£7.99/800MSP each. They can also be bought individually for $3.99/€3.99/£3.19/320MSP each two weeks after their initial pack launch, and from May 21st/22nd you can buy the whole lot for $29.99 / €29.99 / £23.99 / 2000 MSP- buying all of them awards two bonus games (and the Japanese trailer for the game shows these games are Vulgus- Capcom's first arcade game- and 1943 Kai). A bit like the Game Room, then, but all Capcom, all the time.

All of these games have seen home ports before- most notably, on the two Capcom Classics Collection packs available on the PS2 and Xbox- but these new versions will come with online multiplayer and leaderboards, full dip-switch settings, unlockable bonus artwork, and a new 'Casual Mode' for each game which makes them easier and makes other changes. Additionally, 360 players will be able to upload screenshots to Facebook (use it to show people levels beyond the first one in Ghosts 'n Goblins)  and PS3 players will get to upload replays to YouTube (probably best used to show off some sick powersliding in The Speed Rumbler).

At the moment, the following are confirmed to appear in Capcom Arcade Cabinet, divided into packs of three:

Black Tiger
1943: Battle of Midway
Avengers

Ghosts ‘n Goblins
Gun.Smoke
Section Z

Side Arms
Legendary Wings
Trojan

The Speed Rumbler
Exed Exes
Commando

1942
SonSon
Pirate Ship Higemaru

Oddly, Exed Exes will be appearing under the much-less-common Savage Bees moniker.

Game Trailer

So, will you be switching on Capcom's Arcade Cabinet, or not?

Source: VG247 - Capcom Arcade Cabinet


Last Updated ( 07 February 2013 )  

Tepid Snake

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Comments 

(Link to this comment) Megatrons_Fury 2013-02-07 18:36
This is so awesome in so many ways.
(Link to this comment) Collz69 2013-02-07 19:49
If only this would be released on WiiU, I doubt it tho :-|
(Link to this comment) Megatrons_Fury 2013-02-07 22:55
If only anything would be released on the WII U. Really want that console but until Monster Hunter and a few others come out im being very wary of it.
(Link to this comment) ewjim 2013-02-07 20:59
Think Il only get black tiger from that lot. Already bought some xbla capcom games, played most of them on mames over the years or in the arcades as a kid. Pretty good for people who want to invest in some capcom oldies though!
(Link to this comment) Amarthar 2013-02-11 15:14
And still no Alien vs Predator. I'm guessing it's never going to get a home port of any kind, since they don't have the license. The same with The Punisher.
(Link to this comment) Tepid Snake 2013-02-22 12:31
Just as a little update, the game's out now with the first three games- Black Tiger, 1943 and Avengers- but it turns out this is a pretty special set... Because it's developed by emulation masters M2, so it comes with a nice front-end and some of the extras you'd be familiar with from their other works like the Sega Vintage sets (you can choose Japanese or International versions, save replays, listen to in-game music, etc.). Also, the emulation is spot-on.

If you can wait, then definitely get the all-in-one pack when it comes out- M2 really knows how to do old games justice.
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