The Capcom Arcade Cabinet app for PSN and XBLA launches on February 19, staggering the releases of 15 classic games through May 21. All 15 games are from the 1984 - 1988 catalog, sold individually or in bundles. Purchasing all five game packs or 15 individual releases adds two free games to your haul, both to be announced at a later date.
Games include Black Tiger, 1943: The Battle of Midway, Ghosts n Goblins, Legendary Wings, Commando, Pirate Ship Higemaru, Avengers, Section Z and more. Each game runs $4 (320 MSP) and each bundle is $10 (800 MSP), except for Game Pack 1, which is $5 (400 MSP) and includes Avengers, 1943: The Battle of Midway and Black Tiger. Avengers and 1943 are not available as individual games on XBLA. PSN and XBLA get the Black Tiger demo; players on XBLA will have one credit to play with before restarting, while PSN players get unlimited credits, effectively giving them the entire game for free.
Check out the entire lineup and release dates for the Capcom Arcade Cabinet games below.
|BUNDLE PACKS/INDIVIDUAL TITLES||NORTH AMERICAN SCHEDULE||PRICING|
|Black Tiger demo|| February 19 (PSN) |
February 20 (XBLA)
| GAME PACK 1 |
Titles: Black Tiger, Avengers, 1943: The Battle of Midway
| February 19 (PSN) |
February 20 (XBLA)
| 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|
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.