Capcom Home Arcade is an arcade stick with 16 games built in
With a roster of retro classics spanning “Final Fight” and “Mega Man” to “Street Fighter II” and “Darkstalkers”, the Capcom Home Arcade is due October 2019 and packs a combination punch through high-quality parts and a relatively high price tag.
Announced for Europe at €229 (about P13,400), the Capcom Home Arcade boasts full-size eight-way arcade sticks and sturdy OBSF buttons from respected manufacturer Sanwa. United States details had not yet been announced at the time of writing.
The plug and play collection’s roster is built around a core of fighting games and beat ’em ups.
The era-defining “Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting” (1992) is followed by “Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors” (1994) and “Cyberbots: Fullmetal Madness” (1995), as well as unusual franchise spin-off “Mega Man: The Power Battle” (1995).
Rivaling “Street Fighter II” in status is beat ’em up “Final Fight” (1989), which is accompanied by “Captain Commando” (1991), robot-themed “Armored Warriors” (1994), and the hitherto arcade-only “Alien vs. Predator”, in which players can attempt to defeat the Alien hordes as cyborg humans or Predators.
Central as they may have been to Capcom’s 1990s fortunes, those are not the only genres represented, however, with a clutch of shoot-’em-ups also making the cut through “Eco Fighters” (1993), “Giga Wing” (1999), “Progear” (2001) and “1944: The Loop Master” (fifth in the “19XX” series and the Home Arcade collection’s newest release, debuting in the year 2000).
The company’s arcade beginnings are also represented through the notoriously challenging “Ghouls ‘n Ghosts” (1988) and modern ninja adventure “Strider”, while “Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo” (1996) offers a counter to “Tetris” and “Capcom Sports Club” (1997) loosely simulates tennis, soccer and basketball.
“Final Fight”, “Captain Commando” and “Armored Warriors” were previously released together as part of the “Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle”, which launched in 2018 for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and Windows personal computer (PC).
Capcom’s Home Arcade is to arrive shortly after Sega’s Genesis (NA) and Mega Drive Mini (INT) retro consoles, with Nintendo continuing to produce its Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) Classic Edition. CE/JB
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