Capcom Releases Collection of Classic Arcade Hits

Capcom, a major video game production company recently released its plans to introduce a series of five classic arcade packs for consumers in coming weeks. These game packs are to include titles that were previously found on some of the most popular classic arcade machines of the 1980s and 1990s. Only available in downloadable format, buyers will need to own a PlayStation 3 or an Xbox 360 as well as have access to these gaming consoles’ online video game networks.

Titles such as Legendary Wings, The Speed Rumbler and 1943 – Battle of Midway are set to be released in five downloadable game packs, made available by Capcom each week. Priced at around $5 to $10 each, this series of five classic arcade machines titles will be one of the cheapest collections ever produced. Formally titled Capcom Arcade Cabinet, gamers will be able to play these titles in their original format, just as if they were standing at a gaming machine.

In addition to offering a slew of hard to find classic games in their original format, Capcom is also giving consumers the ability to take advantage of numerous interactive features. There will be a digital leaderboard online that shows which players have the highest scores, and the Capcom Arcade Cabinet also has a new innovation called casual mode. In this mode, players are able to completely control the pace as well as the difficulty level.

In total, 25 classic arcade games will be made available for the first time in HD. The game packs will be rolled out from the end of February until mid-April. On May 21st, all five collections will be included in one pack for a lower price. Buying individual packs also allows consumers to receive two previously unannounced games in the line-up, which is a feature that may not be included in the master game pack.

For those that have been looking high and low for their favorite games of the 80s and 90s, the Capcom Arcade Cabinet seems like an easy solution. As downloadable content is easily transferable to compatible devices, making an investment in these games is adventitious all around.