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Capcom Arcade Cabinet downloads 80s hits

Capcom will celebrate its upcoming 30th anniversary with the Capcom Arcade Cabinet: Retro Game Collection, a downloadable series of arcade classics for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Famitsu spoke with producer Kenji Kataoka (translated by Polygon) about the collection.

"[W]e're definitely focusing on the games that came out earlier on in our history," Kataoka said. "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."

The lineup will celebrate the 1980s arcade titles which gave Capcom its first taste of global success, with fantasy side scroller Black Tiger leading the charge. Other entries hinted at in the Famitsu article include 1942, Commando, Gun.Smoke and Trojan.

Each one will be presented as accurately as possible with support for arcade sticks, Kataoka said, but will also allow for literally game-changing modifications such as weapon damage and collision range.

"I was able to use these functions to reach the ending on pretty much all of the games [we have planned], so they're great for people who were annoyed they couldn't beat them back then. For people [who don't want changes], it's set up so all additional functions can be turned on and off."

Capcom hasn't nailed down a distribution model for the collection yet, but Kataoka said one likely option will be multiple packs with "really surprisingly cheap prices."

We confirmed that Capcom Arcade Cabinet will be coming to the west with a Capcom representative, who also said to expect more details on February 7.

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4 comments

  • funster - January 10, 2013 12:56 a.m.

    omg this could be a dream come true! My friends and I practically grew up throwing quarters at Capcom's arcade offerings: Warriors of Fate, Captain Commando, Punisher, Aliens vs Predator, Cadillacs & Dinosaurs, and topping the list would be AD&D Tower of Doom and Shadow over Mystara. The amazing thing was they were all quite completable with a single coin. They were challenging yet completely fair - provided the difficulty settings was left at default. Just grant me Shadow over Mystara and I'd be a very happy man-child.
  • Scoob - January 10, 2013 12:40 a.m.

    I have one of the Capcom Arcade Classics Collection v2 on the PS2. Never could find the first. I spent most of my time playing Side Arms Hyper Dyne, Knights of the Round, and King of Dragons. Given this is an 80s promotion, I doubt we'll see the latter two. If they have Side Arms for a reasonable price, I'll definitely grab that.
  • mafyooz - January 10, 2013 12:19 a.m.

    Please let one of them be Captain Commando!! :D
  • Sy87 - January 9, 2013 10:12 p.m.

    Yea!!! I was hoping for stuff like this. This will be much cheaper than having to get the arcade sets. I like the sound of all original no changes. I can forgive Capcom now for RE6. I like how they added stuff for helping the player. We stole enough money from you before now you can finally win at the game. Hahaha. I hope they have the "Winners don't use drugs" label. Mainly for remembering the old times back at the bowling alley. Dam I wasted so many quarters.

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