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Capcom Arcade Stadium Released For Nintendo Switch With 32 Games

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Retro arcade fans are rejoicing over Capcom dropping a huge announcement this week bringing 32 classic arcade games to your Nintendo Switch. Additionally, they are also planning to release these classics for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam but no specific date has been announced yet.

Capcom also decided to also give players a free copy of the classic top-down plane shooter 1943 – The Battle of Midway and Ghosts ‘n Goblins as a bonus platformer before its February 25 scheduled release date.

Here are the 10-game arcade packs that Capcom will also be including together with the free games and a quick summary on what to expect for each pack. Though it’s better to get all of the packs for the full arcade experience, some might be on a tight budget so we’ll also help you pick in the process.

Dawn of the Arcade (1984 – 1988)

This pack is a good starter for those who want first-hand experience on how arcades were back in the day, you could go for this pack. The games included have a rich variety of shooters and platformers.

Games in this pack include the following:

  • Vulgus
  • Pirate Ship Higemaru
  • 1942
  • Commando
  • Section Z
  • Tatakai no Banka
  • Legendary Wings
  • Bionic Commando
  • Forgotten Worlds
  • Ghouls ‘n Ghosts

Arcade Revolution (1989 – 1992)

While the first pack focuses on platformers and shooter games, you might want to go with this second pack especially if you’re a big fan of fighting games. This pack introduces you to the birth of fighting games plus If you’re following the Commando series from the first pack, you might want to get this pack too.

Games in this pack include the following:

  • 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 –

Arcade Evolution (1992 – 2001)

If you’re that type of gamer that doesn’t want to go further back from the time machine, then these great selection of games that are included in this bundle is for you. 

So far this pack has the most value, since you’ll be getting 2 versions of Street Fighter II if you’ve been an avid fan of the franchise and mech-themed games such as Cyberbots and Progear. 

Graphics here are more updated and there are more games here that let you play up to four players compared to the previous packs that offer up to three players.

Games in this pack include the following:

  • 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

Regardless if you’re a newbie or a veteran in the arcade scene, there are a lot of games to choose from. For more information about the games you can check out Capcom’s official announcement.

Source: Capcom

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