Something arcade-related is going to be revealed tomorrow by Capcom and it looks like it includes beat ‘em-up classic Alien Vs. Predator.
Capcom has started teasing a mysterious annoucement for tomorrow, that seems to be related to their old arcade classics of the early ‘90s.
The teaser trailer below appears to show clips of Street Fighter II, Darkstalkers, Giga Wing, and the obscure Progear. There’s also what is clearly Alien Vs. Predator – to the point where the teaser video includes copyright information from 20th Century Fox.
Alien Vs. Predator is widely regarded as one of the best scrolling beat ‘em-ups ever made but due to licensing reasons has never been released on home formats before.
The logical assumption is that Capcom is about to release a new arcade compilation, although that doesn’t seem like the sort of thing you’d normally have an annoucement of an annoucement for.
And according to Nintendo Life that’s because it’s not actually a standard release at all but a standalone console similar to the Classic Mini Nintendo devices.
Both Sony and Sega have been quick to produce their own mini-consoles but with their beloved arcade heritage Capcom are one of the few third party publishers that would be able to justify one based only on their own games.
The rumours suggest that the console will come with a full-sized two-player arcade stick that will jack the price up to a whopping £200, but that remains to be seen.
There is, of course, a good chance the rumours of a mini-console aren’t even true but we’ll know for sure tomorrow, 16 April, at 3pm UK time.
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