No Quarters Necessary
Capcom today announced plans to bring some of their most iconic side-scrolling brawlers of the 1990s to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC next week with the Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle.
The collection will include seven of the company’s hit arcade beat ’em ups and will be available digitally on September 18, 2018, for $19.99.
You can find a list and description of the game’s featured in the bundle below courtesy of Capcom:
o Final Fight (1989): Up to two players can choose between Haggar, Cody or Guy to save Haggar’s daughter Jessica from the Mad Gear Gang.
o Captain Commando (1991): Rid the galaxy of crime as up to three players take on the roles of Captain Commando, Mack the Knife, Ginzu the Ninja, or Baby Head.
o The King of Dragons (1991): Set in a medieval world, three players pick from five options (Fighter, Dwarf, Elf, Cleric, or Wizard) to defeat orcs, harpies and other magical creatures.
o Knights of the Round (1991): Based off of the legend of King Arthur, this game allows up to three players to choose between King Arthur himself, Lancelot, and Perceval.
o Warriors of Fate (1992): Up to three players select from five warrior options to defeat the evil overlord in a story based on the Chinese novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms.
o Armored Warriors (1994): With support for up to three players, control specialized mechs and even merge two mechs into one with a “Team-up Change” for maximum damage.
o Battle Circuit (1997): Making its console debut, up to four players become a colorful cast of bounty hunters pursuing various wanted criminals.
Keeping the spirit of the arcades alive, each of the seven games will include drop-in, drop-out cooperative play for both online and local games. Each game can also be customized with a variety of settings while galleries showcase art, design sketches, development documents, archives of the original game sleeves and instruction cards, and more.
Check out the announcement trailer below:
Personally, I couldn’t be more excited to dive into this collection of brawlers next week. If you’ve yet to play it, Battle Circuit is an especially rare treat, featuring over-the-top art, fast-paced combat, and the ability to kick space criminal ass as a feisty pink ostrich. Yeah, it’s ridiculous, and it’s all the better for it. Seriously, check it out.
So, will you be joining me in picking up the Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Collection next week? Be sure to let me know in the comments.