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Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara Coming To Wii U eShop This June

Posted by Andy Green

Capcom unleashes the dragon at PAX East

Prior to PAX East Capcom teased us all by saying there would be a "surprise or two" in store during its 'World of Capcom' panel.

It certainly wasn't kidding, as the company has not only confirmed that Duck Tales: Remastered will be making a welcome appearance this summer, but a Dungeons & Dragons collection is on the way as well.

Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara is a HD collection of two Dungeons & Dragons arcade games by Capcom: Tower of Doom and Shadow over Mystara.

Just as in the arcade editions, up to four players will be able to do battle through hoards of mythical beasts from the Dungeons & Dragons universe. Technology has moved on a bit since those days however, and Capcom has made sure to make the game playable online. Four players can still drop in and out of gameplay and there will be two modes for them to play.

The first mode will be a classic arcade mode and will feature several different paths to navigate through, as well as a multitude of different endings to complete. There's also an all new mode known as House Rules, which allows the player to customise the gameplay for what could be a very interesting experience. Naturally, there'll also be an online leaderboard for those competitive dungeon masters out there.

Another new addition is the Character Visualiser, which will allow you to see which characters you and your buddies use the most, analysing it all and offering advice on how to create a more balanced multiplayer team. There are also several challenges to complete which provides additional experience for characters as well as coins, which can be spent on a host of unlockables.

Wii U owners will get something extra special thanks to the GamePad. Items may be selected and spells can be cast just be touching the screen - sounds like fun to us.

It's heading to the Wii U eShop, as well as other platforms, in June and will be $14.99/£11.99.

Are you excited by this upcoming collection of two classic Dungeons & Dragons games? Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think.

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User Comments (51)

DrKarl

#4

DrKarl said:

I'm all over this one.

I wonder how well the game play will hold up after all of these years? Will you be able to just keep popping in credit after credit, or will it restrict the number available per play?

bezerker99

#8

bezerker99 said:

In my best Saturday Night Live voice.....It's the Chronic-WHAT?-cles of Mystara!!! ♫ ♫ ♫

SparkOfSpirit

#9

SparkOfSpirit said:

YES!

Capcom is killing it today!

All I ask is for Cadillacs & Dinosaurs and a SNES Mega Man X9!

undomiel

#10

undomiel said:

Best eshop news I've seen! I loved those D&D side scrollers. Spent so much time at GenCon playing those.

Reala

#13

Reala said:

always wanted this on saturn but seemed way too pricey, at a little over £10 though this is a no brainer

ouroborous

#14

ouroborous said:

holy crap, two of the best arcade games ever. just replayed these recently in fact. online multiplayer is a nice bonus, and for once in absolutely ever, its a game that could actually use some two-player (or more) action! (unlike everything else that needlessly has multiplayer modes that no one ever uses, its all about the solo missions baby, who cares about multiplayer)

meppi

#16

meppi said:

Oh my! I have the Sega Saturn version and it's brilliant. This will be even better without the load times.

nilcam

#20

nilcam said:

I have so many fond memories of this game. I'll definitely be picking this up. Here's hoping for Pro Controller support!

FluttershyGuy

#24

FluttershyGuy said:

Whoa. This, and Duck Tales, just came out of nowhere! I'm getting this Day One! I love the medieval, "Final Fight-style" Capcom games of the early 90s: King of Dragons, Knights of the Round, and Magic Sword (well, MS isn't FF-style, but still great)! I remember playing one of these in a bowling alley one time, and enjoyed it.

Finally, some HAPPY news from one of my old favorite third parties. Is CAPCOM back? Well, with them TALKING about a new Mega Man game to tease us wounded Blue Bomber fans, maybe not. But, today is a Helluva start down the road to redemption, if you ask me!

T1m1

#26

T1m1 said:

one of my prayers have been answered definitely looking forward to this.

ogo79

#32

ogo79 said:

hmmm, im taking it these are the originals, with hd options, meaning if i dont want them in hd i can keep them old school? if this is in fact the 2 original arcade games sign me up!

FineLerv

#34

FineLerv said:

So excited. My favourite arcade game of all time comes to what I still think may be my favourite console of all time.

Dpullam

#36

Dpullam said:

This could be very interesting. I'm looking forward to seeing how this game turns out. The Wii U could certainly need a game like this.

burninmylight

#37

burninmylight said:

First this. Then DuckTales remastered. Then a new MegaMan. My head is about to explode and level an neighborhood.

Kriedler

#38

Kriedler said:

Holy crap, awesome. I remember playing these in the arcade. And it has online? I'm sold. I hope the bundle is reasonably priced.....

cornishlee

#40

cornishlee said:

Feel like my computer may have been somehow rewired as a late eighties time machine overnight. Great news to wake up to though, Capcom have just announced my two most anticipated upcoming games.

misswliu81

#44

misswliu81 said:

capcom should announce final fight, rival schools, power stone, captain commando next

Rerun

#48

Rerun said:

I played this in the arcade way back in high school!
CAPCOM has been doing good by me.
I'll keep buying their games on Day 1 if they keep this up!

KAHN

#50

KAHN said:

my original idea was, "when i think of D&D, i think of rpgs, not arcade-style beat-em-ups. i'll pass." but then i watched the video and i thought, "well, i think it's certainly worth looking into, at least."

SmaMan

#51

SmaMan said:

Whelp... looks like this isn't happening now... at least not in June.

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