Capcom has announced a plug and play console with 16 arcade classics, made with arcade-quality parts. The not-so mini hits this fall.
Here comes a new challenger
First, that’s a wicked design. Looking like a giant Capcom logo, the console is housed right into the double stick controller. It’s even kind of tough to see the buttons!
Even better is that all of the components are above average. So you get Sanwa sticks and buttons. Those are pretty high quality, with Capcom referring to them as “competition-class”.
And a third positive? The games.
- 1944: The Loop Master
- Alien vs Predator
- Armored Warriors
- Capcom Sports Club
- Captain Commando
- Cyberbots: Fullmetal Madness
- Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors
- Eco Fighters
- Final Fight
- Ghouls ‘n Ghosts
- Giga Wing
- Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting
- Mega Man: The Power Battle
- Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo.
Yeah, I would have liked Super Street Fighter and a few others, but that’s a nice selection of titles. Alien vs Predator alone is a monster-sized plus, since it’s not available for anything else. It’s honestly kind of a lost gem.
Right now, the console is only really being talked about in Europe, though I imagine it’ll be making it Stateside as well. The price however, at £200, has some balking. I can see that, since you’re only getting 16 games for your buck. But if you’re a big enough fan, then $260 or so in American dollars, while not great, it isn’t atrocious.
As for a launch date, Capcom has pegged October 25th. Again though, right now that’s for Europe. We’ll have to wait and see if it changes any for the US or Japan.