Capcom Arcade Stadium Will Arrive On Consoles and PC on May 25th

Capcom Arcade Stadium, a collection of classic Capcom arcade titles, will be making its way to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows on May 25 after it’s initial February release for the Nintendo Switch. The base game only contains the 1987 shoot ’em up title 1943: The Battle of Midway, with three expansion packs available to purchase to add more games to the collection. Each packs cost $14.99, or can be bought together for $39.99. This is the contents of the each pack:

  • Pack 1 – Dawn of the Arcade (1984-1988): Vulgus, Pirate Ship Higemaru, 1942, Tatakai no Banka, Legendary Wings, Bionic Commando, Forgotten Worlds, Ghouls ‘n Ghosts
  • Pack 2 – Arcade Revolution (1989-1992): Strider, Dynasty Wars, Final Fight, 1941: Counter Attack, Senjo no Okami II, Mega Twins, Carrier Air Wing, Street Fighter II: The World Warrior, Captain Commando, Varth: Operation Thunderstorm
  • Pack 3 – Arcade Evolution (1993-2001): Warriors of Fate, Street Fighter II’: Hyper Fighting, Super Street Fighter II Turbo, Powered Gear: Strategic Variant Armor Equipment, Cyberbots: Fullmetal Madness, 19XX: The War Against Destiny, Battle Circuit, Giga Wing, 1944: The Loop Master, Progear

However, the biggest news from Capcom’s most recent trailer about the collection is the inclusion of invincibility in every game… as paid DLC! And, players will have to purchase extra wallpapers to fill up the rest of the screen, given the difference in aspect ratios between these arcade games and the screens they’ll be played on. These feel like additions that should be included as part of the collection, rather than as add-on purchases. It’s fine for players to have to purchase extra games that Capcom has promised for the collection in future, but these changes seem to small to be paid DLC.

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