Capcom are soon coming up to their 30 years in the gaming industry and to celebrate they’re planning to launch a bunch of classic games on both the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade! Titled ‘Capcom Arcade Cabinet: Retro Game Collection’ this collection of games aren’t just terrible emulations of classic games, nor are they terrible remakes, Kenji Kataoka a producer at Capcom has asured us; “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.”
There hasn’t been much word on what games will feature in the series, but according to reports it’ll focus mainly on the 1980’s era of Capcom titles such as Black Tiger (the first officially announced title) and according to Polygon.com “Capcom hinted at the rest of the lineup with silhouetted art of many other titles in the Famitsupreview, suggesting that games like 1942, Commando, Gun.Smoke and Trojan will also make appearances.”
To make things a little easier to classic arcade game newbies, each game with come with different modes as well as customisable aspects of the game like attack strength and the range of collision detection. For those of you hardcore arcade game players, you can keep these features turned off to get that classic arcade feel.
There’s no set date as yet for when the series of games will be released, but rest asured, Kataoka has said that the full line up of games will be revealed around February the 7th.
Black Tiger Picture Source: Gamesbase.com