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Retro Friday: Capcom Arcade Cabinet


If you spent way, way too much time at H. Gaffoors corner shop, like I did, then the following news will be cheered in the streets. For their 30th anniversary, Capcom is releasing a new app for the PS3 and Xbox 360 that contains a sizable line-up of their retro titles called the Capcom Arcade Cabinet.

Starting on the 19th February and ending on 21st May, Capcom will release a total of 15 arcade titles that originally debuted between 1984 and 1988. The titles will be available to purchase as five Game Packs (Game Pack 1 is 400 MP, all others 800 MP) with staggered released dates, but can also be bought individually for 320 MP. At the end of the promotion interested parties will be able to buy the entire collection as one huge bundle for 2000 MP. For those that take the plunge and purchase the whole kaboodle of 15 games, there'll be a bonus of two extra games, though what they are has yet to be announced.

Purchasing any one of the games allows access to the Capcom Arcade Cabinet app, which gives gamers special options and bonus features for their games. Gamers will be able to adjust the number of lives and difficulty, play two-player online play, access global leaderboards and have a choice between the Japanese or international versions of their games. And I'm just speculating here, but I would guess the app will also give access to future Capcom arcade releases (Holding thumbs for Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom and The Punisher).

Additionally, PS3 users will be able to post video replays onto YouTube, while Xbox 360 users will be able to upload screenshots to Facebook. Here's hoping this fantastic piece of Retro-awesome gets a South African release as well.

Check out the announcement trailer below as well as a full price listing and roster.

Game Pack 1 - Available February 19th (US) 20th (EU) - 400MP
  • Black Tiger
  • 1943: Battle of Midway
  • Avengers
(Note: Black Tiger is free for PSN users. XBLA users will also have free access to it, but will only receive a single credit. 1943: Battle of Midway and Avengers will initially only be available individually as XBLA titles until 5th March when they hit PSN.)

Game Pack 2 - Available 5th March (US) / 6th March (EU) - 800 MP
  • Ghosts 'n Goblins
  • Gun.Smoke
  • Section Z
Game Pack 3 - Available 19th March (US) / 20th March (EU) - 800 MP
  • Side Arms
  • The Speed Rumbler
  • Exed Exes (Savage Bees)
Game Pack 4 - Available 2nd April (US) / 3rd April (EU) - 800 MP
  • Commando
  • Legendary Wings
  • Trojan
Game Pack 5 - Available 16th April (US) / 17th April (EU) - 800 MP
  • 1942
  • SonSon
  • Pirate Ship Higemaru
All-in-One Pack - Available 16th April (US) / 17th April (EU) - 2000 MP

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