Capcom Arcade Stadium will revive retro classics on Switch in 2021

Capcom were among the many video game publishers who made announcements during this year’s Game Awards show.

We didn’t see anything truly earthshattering from the Japanese giant, with a new look at the upcoming Monster Hunter Rise. Capcom’s love affair with the Nintendo Switch didn’t stop there, however. We saw them go on to announce a fresh entry in one of their longest running video game franchises with the announcement of Ghost ‘n Goblins Resurrection which will launch on Nintendo’s hybrid handheld early next year.

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Capcom then struck us with a secondary dose of retro game nostalgia by revealing the Capcom Arcade Stadium – a compilation of classic games coming in February 2021. It will launch with 32 familiar titles, most of them bundled into the three available 10-game booster packs celebrating specific arcade eras. Capcom released two new trailers showcasing their retro foster and some of the features being added.

What’s particularly interesting here is that the Capcom Arcade Stadium isn’t just dumping these games onto a new platform, they have local multiplayer enabled and other modern features listed in their press release below:

Capcom Arcade Stadium will allow players to bring home the electrifying thrill of an arcade with 32 action-packed classics, which includes a free download of 1943 – The Battle of Midway – and the original Ghosts ‘n Goblins as a stand-alone add-on. Retro fans can then choose to purchase up to three different arcade packs that highlight a different era of Capcom arcade goodness, from ‘80s classics like BIONIC COMMANDO and STRIDER to ‘90s favorites like SUPER STREET FIGHTER II TURBO. Players can also purchase the all-in pack containing all three packs of 10 games in addition to the Ghost ‘n Goblins stand-alone add-on for maximum retro nostalgia. This must-have collection will include (up to four-player) local multiplayer for the games that support it. Additionally, each title comes with a variety of options that can be adjusted such as Game Speed, Difficulty Level, Display Settings, Display Filters and various frames including a variety of 3D-rendered arcade cabinets. Each game also comes with a Rewind feature, allowing players to jump back in time to save themselves (or a friend) from any unforeseen dangers.

Here is the full list of games confirmed for Capcom Arcade Stadium:

  • 1941
  • 1942
  • 1943
  • 1944
  • 19XX
  • Battle Circuit
  • Bionic Commando
  • Captain Commando
  • Carrier Air Wing
  • Commando
  • Cyberbots
  • Dynasty Wars
  • Final Fight
  • Forgotten Worlds
  • Ghosts ‘n Goblins
  • Ghouls ‘n Ghosts
  • Giga Wing
  • Legendary Wings
  • Mega Twins
  • Pirate Ship Higemaru
  • Powered Gear
  • Progear
  • Section Z
  • Senjo no Okami II
  • Street Fighter II: The World Warrior
  • Street Fighter II’ -Hyper Fighting-
  • Strider
  • Super Street Fighter II Turbo
  • Tatakai no Banka
  • Varth -Operation Thunderstorm-
  • Vulgus
  • Warriors of Fate

Source: Press Release

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