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Rumour: Capcom Is Bringing Its Arcade Classics To 3DS And Wii U eShop

Posted by Damien McFerran

Coin-op titles headed to Nintendo systems in 2013?

Capcom is working on bringing its arcade classics to digital platforms in the form of Capcom Arcade Cabinet, and according to French site Pockett Videogames, the Wii U eShop and 3DS eShop will be joining the retro party.

So far, it would seem as if Capcom Arcade Cabinet is only coming to the Xbox 360's Live Arcade service, but Pockett's source claims that other platforms will be targeted in 2013 as well - including Nintendo ones.

Judging from the artwork leaked so far, it would appear that most of the games included are from '80s - titles such as Ghosts 'n Goblins, Commando, Gun.Smoke, Side Arms, 1943 and Black Tiger. The final list of titles is not yet known.

Would you be up for a spot of Capcom-related retro gaming on your Wii U and 3DS? Let us know what titles you're hoping to see.


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CrazyOtto said:

I wonder if this will be the start of companies bringing their arcade games to 3DS? I'm still surprised Namco hasn't made a Namco Museum 3DS yet.



ueI said:

It obviously depends on what games they include, but I don't think this collection is for me.



DreamyViridi said:

I was never really into in Capcom's other franchises, barring Mega Man; so I wouldn't be interested. It'd be nice to have on the eShop though.



Brando67854321 said:

@shinokami Darkstalkers on wii u? capcom already said "NO" to that remake on wii u see? Anyway due to capcoms recent events I can see this rumor coming true & happening everywhere BUT wii u sadly.



Emaan said:

This would be really neat! What about the classic Street Fighter games?



Freelance said:

Not really interested as I have most of them on the PSP already thanks to Capcom's compilations, unless something not on those compilations come out on the Eshop.



gojiguy said:

I'd prefer Capcom to bring:

Marvel vs Capcom Origins
Marvel vs Capcom 2
Street Fighter III 3S Online
Final Fight Double Impact

To Wii U and 3DS.



Brando67854321 said:

@TrickySx4 Stop just stop! Even though it's a old game they can't release it due to not knowing just online (camcom, you suck! It's just online! & It's a remake of a old game!) & if that couldn't come what makes YOU think ANY darkstalkers will come to wii u?!!?!?!?!? Capcom support sucks on wii u & it's all wii's fault!



idork99 said:

I have to say that I'm a bit shocked at the lack of enthusiasm for this rumor. Speaking as an old school arcade junkie, this has to be one of the best rumors I've heard all year. Back when I used to play games on my iPhone (before the release of the 3DS), the Capcom Arcade app was probably the one I went to the most for my retro needs. So hoping this rumor comes true 😁!!



Freelance said:

@idork99, yeah well, it's hard to get excited when I already have lots of their games as mentioned in an earlier post. Don't see the point of buying them again, unless they bring out new games that I don't have. For example, their arcade AvP game would be cool, as I love Aliens and have never played that game.



V8_Ninja said:

...Wait, there was an actual game called Gun.Smoke? What was it, a steam-punk version of .HACK?

A Bit More OT: As it appears that indie developers are having no problems working with Nintendo (see; creators of Unepic, Frozenbyte, Broken Rules, literally any Wii U independent developer), it doesn't surprise me that Nintendo would work well enough with Capcom to gain their support, at least for an arcade collection.



Brando67854321 said:

@gojiguy They already said why Marvel vs capcom did not appear on a nintendo console, & I think seeing that series even without limitations (especially on wii u) is 0% sadly.



ogo79 said:

im not one to complain, however,
so far it seems its pretty much the same games on virtual console and ps2



CaPPa said:

I hope that Strider is amongst the classics as it's one of the few Capcom coin-ops that hasn't already appeared on multiple platforms already.



MAB said:

I already downloaded those mediocre games on my Wii VC... Nice try Crapcom



Tasuki said:

@Mr_Trill: It all depends on who owns the rights to MK since Midway went bankrupt.

I would love so see some of their beat em ups make it to this collection. Like King of Dragons and Knights of the Round.



RevolverLink said:

I can't think of many theoretical releases I'd like to have more than online-enabled ports of Power Stone and Power Stone 2 on my 3DS.



SparkOfSpirit said:

I'd like to support Capcom's good releases, and their arcade output was excellent.

If this has Battle Circuit, then I'll buy it twice.



shredmeister said:

Already own Capcom Classics Remixed and Reloaded for my PSP. This would have to be extra special on the 3DS for me to buy it. If the games have a 3D arcade cabinet like Pacman & Galaga Dimensions has, then I'll consider it.



FyreeTSG said:


I loved the arcade game, AND it was on SNES---so I just want it to DL, w/out having to buy a stupid sony/microsoft system---Come on Nintendo, it's BAD enough the Wii VC was a waste of points by like 2009---give the eShop something HUGE early-on, and save your rep as a digital DL company.



FyreeTSG said:

no more re-ports of games we already have on Wii VC though....I don't need the 7 Street Fighter II's on another system...

Mega Man---maybe...
just give me Captain Commando please! one of the BEST arcade fighter/platformers of my childhood--and I haven't played it in like 20 years.

PLUS Captain Commando IS like your "Company Mascot", saying CAPtain COMmando---y'know?



Cesco said:

Captain Commando would be a great game to play online, as well as Cadillacs and dinosaurs (that we will never be able to play again "legally"... stupid licensing issues...)



luminalace said:

Hell Yeah was a huge fan of Capcom's work in the 80's but especially 90's. Anyway it's a start!



Sean_Aaron said:

If it's a full-catalogue release similar to Atari and Activision's iOS anthologies where you get everything for 5-10 quid, definitely. The fact is that I bought pretty much everything they released for the VC Arcade on my Japanese Wii and I spent around £2-3 on each of those, so I'm not inclined to repeat that kind of exercise.

By now classic IP like this shouldn't be getting monetized on a piecemeal basis. These games made their money a long time ago; you provide a decent anthology and you'll get a lot more sales - just make sure the emulation is good.

Namco really needs to do the same. Their VCA stuff in Japan was amazing (though Pac-Man was oddly absent), but hardly anything came out in other territories.



Bass_X0 said:

Yay! More ports of Street Fighter games! --_

Ports? The arcade versions are the originals. You can't say that we should be happy with the crappy ports to the SNES, Genesis and TurboGrafx. And they were crappy ports. They were acceptable back in the day but not anymore.



T1m1 said:

i would like to see
Captain Commando
Knights of the Round
King of Dragons
Eco Shooter
1944 the loop master
and mega man power battles 1 & 2.
I doubt these are possible but a guy can dream.



LittleIrves said:

Oh, it cracks me up to see people refer to Street Fighter and MvC as Capcom's arcade "classics"... so young and untarnished by time's cruelty...

@V8_Ninja: Yeah! Gun.Smoke is possibly my favorite Capcom arcade game, and I waited years for it to come to VC. Finally broke down and found a used cart of the NES port. But would love the original verson. It's a super-hard western-themed vertical shooter.



The_Fox said:

I don't know if you have a PS2 or original Xbox but the arcade version of Gunsmoke is on the first compilation Capcom released for those systems.



castlezelda said:

@V8_Ninja I dunno if this is a joke, but to answer your question Gun Smoke was a N.E.S game, you were a cowboy in the western, killing other cowboys, well i never completed the game.



shinpichu said:

I already of Capcom Classics Remixed & Reloaded on the PSP, so this doesn't really interest me that much. But it's still cool.



GuitarAnthony said:

If there's one company that needed to make an arcade collection that never did it's Sega. Always Genesis comps but nothing concerning their rich arcade history. Sure, a few arcade ports on those comps but nothing completely arcade. Dammit, Sega, I want some Space Fury, Pengo and Tac/Scan!



Tasuki said:

@Ogo: Yeah I have that game unfortunately my PS2 slim crapped out on me a few months ago and I refuse to by another slim PS2 since it would be the fourth one. Besides I wouldn't mind having those games on the go as well.



Tasuki said:

@Ogo: Yeah tell me about it. Never had any problems with the original PS2 but the slim model is just a piece of junk. One of my biggest regrets was trading in my original PS2.



ouroborous said:

Arcade Classics? Only if they are of the CPS1 and especially the CPS2 series of arcade machines. Dungeons and Dragons: Shadow Over Mystara or my #1 favourite arcade game of all time, Alien vs Predator anyone? It's a sin that the AvP Arcade game was NEVER officially ported to any home console, it's nearly perfect. I dumped tons of coins into that machine at the beach every summer for years.



defrb said:

I like arcade classics a lot, only i have them on like 3 systems now, really no need to have them also on my wiiu.



cornishlee said:

If this is true and it includes a certain Japanese civil-war inspired scrolling beat-em-up then it could be the thing that finally pushes me towards getting a WiiU.



RetrogamerFan said:

I already have the first Capcom Classics collection on PS2 so would be quite choosy about which games i get, if they were released individually, would be more tempted by a compilation. One of the less familiar games i enjoyed was Pirate Ship Higamaru. I was pretty familiar with most of the other games from playing old console/computer conversions.

@Guitaranthony, yeah i think there is room for more Sega games as digital downloads or another compilation. I like their games from the era you mention, I think they stand the test of time a little better than the 3D games from the later 80s. Games like Bank Panic, Teddy Boy Blues, Flicky etc.
A port of the arcade version of Tac/Scan is a bonus on the European version of Sega Megadrive Collection on PS2 (not sure if it's also on the PS3 version, i know they changed some of the games on that), as well as Zektor, Zaxxon, Future Spy and Altered Beast.

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