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According to the new issue of Famitsu magazine, Capcom is planning to announce a new downloadable strategy for their classic arcade titles. In celebration of the company's 30th anniversary, Capcom is preparing Capcom Arcade Cabinet: Retro Game Collection. Focusing on the publisher/developer's offerings from the 1980s, the first announced title is 1987's Black Tiger.
"I can't go into details on titles yet," said Capcom producer Kenji Kataoka, "but we're definitely focusing on the games that came out earlier on in our history. These are completely faithful reproductions, too. You used to have arcade games ported to the NES and such and wind up being completely different titles on that platform, but that's not the case here. Even if there were bugs in the original, we've kept them in there if we felt we needed to in order to retain the original feel of the game."
From the sound of the article, it also looks like it will give gamers access to the original dipswitch settings from the cabinets. Kataoka explains, "You can adjust the strength of your attacks, the range of collision detection, and so forth. This allows you to engage in training, and we've got support for turbo buttons and arcade sticks as well."
Downloadable arcade classics certainly aren't a new offering on XBLA or PSN, but it sounds like Capcom may be going a bit above and beyond the usual options with this upcoming collection. The free Arcade Cabinet app (games are purchased separately) is expected to be officially announced on February 7th.
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My only question for Kataoka is, ”If this is a consular ship, where is the ambassador?”
If it has Mega Man 2 on it, I'm buying it.
GIven how awesome this sounds, my knee-jerk reaction to ask about trophy support suddenly feels meaningless.
I would want it if the 2 mega man arcade games were included.
What would be cool is if capcom was really making an arcade cabinet (screws, wood, led screen) and emulating their games, I mean "remaking" their games in a true arcade feel. I read the previous comments, we can buy or download all these games already, it'd be interesting if one of the major developers make a smaller arcade cabinet for $200 (entrance back into the hardware selling buiz) konami, Sega, etc can jump on board and release their "greatest hits" and split profits for games already 20 years old. It's just free money to the companies.....I don't like free money either.
It sounds cool. Looking forward to it.
its just gonna be capcom classics the same from psp and ps2 if you got a psp or vita download it off of psn you probally have the ps2 versions too its nothing new just that your gonna pay to play them again
awesome! can't wait to see this.
I'm all for game company's returning to there roots, back when games where new and still magical.