1987 highlights first Capcom Arcade Cabinet pack

8:39 PM, Feb 19, 2013   |    comments
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'Capcom Arcade Cabinet' for PS3 and Xbox 360.

Twenty-six years ago, 'The Simpsons' premiered on FOX, '3 Men and a Baby' (directed by Leonard Nemoy) was the top-grossing film, and Capcom had three very popular games in the coin-op arcades: 1943: The Battle of Midway, Avengers, and Black Tiger.

Fast-forward to 2013 and 'The Simpsons' is still on the air, people can stream '3 Men and a Baby' online, and all three of those 1987 classic arcade games can now be relived on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 with the release of the first pack of titles via Capcom Arcade Cabinet.

Each of the game packs from Capcom Arcade Cabinet works with the Capcom Arcade 'platform.'  Players start their trip down memory lane with Black Tiger, which is available to download for free.  Downloading Black Tiger will also give access to the Capcom Arcade platform which provides additional features including DIP switch functionality, a music player, and the ability to capture and share screenshots or video.  Thereafter, packs of titles can be purchased and then become available to play through the platform.

In 1943: The Battle of Midway players pilot a P-38 Lightning over the Pacific Ocean and take on waves of enemy fighters, bombers and aircraft carriers in this vertical scrolling shooter.  In the vertical-scrolling beat-em-up title Avengers, it's time to get tough on the streets of Paradise City as players work to rescue six girls from the clutches of gangland boss Geshita and his henchmen.  Black Tiger heads to a fantasy realm where a bold barbarian encounters all manner of creatures and enemies in classic side scrolling and platforming action. 

This first pack is now available to purchase on the North American PlayStation Store and will be available tomorrow on the European PlayStation Store and in both territories on XBLA at a price of $4.99/€4.99/£3.99/400MSP.

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