• Capcom has released some new details regarding the “Capcom Arcade Cabinet”.  Starting February 19 until early May, a total of 15 titles from 1984-1988 will be released on a staggered schedule available to purchase digitally either as a series of packs or individually, allowing players to choose what they want to buy. By purchasing all 15 titles, either separately or together, players will gain access to two bonus games absolutely free.

    Downloading an individual title or pack will also give access to the Capcom Arcade Cabinet ‘platform’ which provides additional features including DIP switch functionality, a music player, and the ability to capture and share screenshots or video. When playing in standard mode, players will be able to access DIP switch-like settings to adjust their number of lives and difficulty, including a Casual Mode which tones down the difficulty level and makes it more attainable to see the end credits. Further features include 2 player online play for certain titles; a global leaderboard; a training mode with infinite lives to hone your strategy and an option to select either the Japanese or international versions of the individual titles.

    In order to share their experiences with friends, PlayStation 3 users will be able to capture video of gameplay to post on YouTube, while Xbox 360 users will be able to upload screenshots to Facebook. Further additions include a sound gallery that allows players to listen to the background music of any of the games in their cabinet, and an art gallery which fills with new pieces as players progress through the games.

    Game Pack 1 and the first individual title, Black Tiger, will be available on February 19. Xbox 360 owners will be able to play through the game with a single credit before restarting. On the PlayStation 3, players will have unlimited credits effectively giving them the full game for free.

    BUNDLE PACKS/INDIVIDUAL TITLES NORTH AMERICAN SCHEDULE PRICING
    Black Tiger demo February 19 (PSN)
    February 20 (XBLA)
    Free
    GAME PACK 1
    Titles: Black Tiger, Avengers, 1943: The Battle of Midway
    February 19 (PSN)
    February 20 (XBLA)
    $4.99/400MSP
    GAME PACK 2
    Titles: Ghosts n Goblins, Gun.Smoke, Section Z
    March 5 (PSN/XBLA) $9.99/800MSP
    Avengers March 5 (PSN)* $3.99
    1943: The Battle of Midway March 5 (PSN)* $3.99
    GAME PACK 3
    Side Arms, Legendary Wings, Trojan
    March 19 (PSN/XBLA) $9.99/800MSP
    Ghosts n Goblins March 19 (PSN/XBLA) $3.99/320MSP
    Gun.Smoke March 19 (PSN/XBLA) $3.99/320MSP
    Section Z March 19 (PSN/XBLA) $3.99/320MSP
    GAME PACK 4
    Titles: Commando, The Speed Rumbler, Exed Exes (Savage Bees)
    April 2 (PSN/XBLA) $9.99/800MSP
    Side Arms April 2 (PSN/XBLA) $3.99/320MSP
    Legendary Wings April 2 (PSN/XBLA) $3.99/320MSP
    Trojan April 2 (PSN/XBLA) $3.99/320MSP
    GAME PACK 5
    Titles: 1942, SonSon, Pirate Ship Higemaru
    April 16 (PSN/XBLA) $9.99/800MSP
    Commando April 16 (PSN/XBLA) $3.99/320MSP
    The Speed Rumbler April 16 (PSN/XBLA) $3.99/320MSP
    Exed Exes (Savage Bees) April 16 (PSN/XBLA) $3.99/320MSP
    1942 April 30 (PSN/XBLA) $3.99/320MSP
    SonSon April 30 (PSN/XBLA) $3.99/320MSP
    Pirate Ship Higemaru April 30 (PSN/XBLA) $3.99/320MSP
    Bonus Pack (for those who have purchased all five game packs or all 15 individual titles
    Titles: Two titles (names to be confirmed)
    TBC Free for those who have purchased all previously released packs or individual titles
    All-in-one-pack
    Titles: All 17 games
    May 21 (PSN/XBLA) $29.99/2000MSP

    * Not available as an individual title on XBLA

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