Capcom Arcade Cabinet has been a strange little project lurking in the background until recently. It was known that it would be heading to North America, but as details popped out for Japanese launch, we were left in the cold. Thankfully, gamers didn't have a long time to wait to find out what classic arcade games would be coming to our territory. Today all the pricing, dates, and other details were unveiled. Starting on February 19th, game packs will begin to roll out, with the ability to buy them separately shortly after.
Capcom Arcade Cabniet is basically Capcom's initiative to get its original arcade games out to a modern audience. However, unlike some ports of arcade classics to XBLA/PSN, there is a very big push to keep the games feeling authentic. Of course, there are also features such as trophies/achievements, leaderboards, online co-op/vs, and casual mode to lure in the general gaming audience.
Each game is presented by default with an arcade-style bezel around it. You are also free to alter the aspect ratio to what suits you best. This HD optimization will please many, but unfortunately leaves out options related to scanlines. A virtual dip switch is included which allows players to toggle all the various options of a game, such as altering the amount of lives available. Finally, games all come with unlockable bonuses such as game artwork to celebrate each title's history.
Here is the full list of games, prices, and dates:
GAME PACK 1 – Available February 19th/20th | $4.99/â‚¬4.99/Â£3.99/400MSP
-1943: Battle of Midway
Black Tiger is FREE, with the remaining two games available individually March 5th $3.99/â‚¬3.99/Â£3.19 (PSN Only)
GAME PACK 2 – Available March 5th/6th | $9.99/â‚¬9.99/Â£7.99/800MSP
-Ghosts ”n Goblins
Games available individually March 19th/20th | $3.99/â‚¬3.99/Â£3.19/320MSP
GAME PACK 3 – Available March 19th/20th | $9.99/â‚¬9.99/Â£7.99/800MSP
-The Speed Rumbler
-Exed Exes (Savage Bees)
Games available individually April 2nd/3rd | $3.99/â‚¬3.99/Â£3.19/320MSP
GAME PACK 4 – Available April 2nd/3rd | $9.99/â‚¬9.99/Â£7.99/800MSP
Games available individually April 16th/17th | $3.99/â‚¬3.99/Â£3.19/320MSP
GAME PACK 5 – Available April 16th/17th | $9.99/â‚¬9.99/Â£7.99/800MSP
-Pirate Ship Higemaru
Games available individually April 30th/31st | $3.99/â‚¬3.99/Â£3.19/320MSP
BONUS GAMES x2
-Fans who purchase all 15 games in the Capcom Arcade Cabinet will unlock exclusive access to two FREE bonus games. Feel free to try and guess what they are.
ALL-IN-ONE PACK – Available May 21st/22nd | $29.99/â‚¬29.99/Â£23.99/2000MSP
-Purchase all 17 games and features in the Capcom Arcade Cabinet for a greatly reduced price.
Are you interested in replaying any of these arcade games?