Capcom Has Revealed An Awesome Plug & Play Arcade Stick!
Capcom has revealed the all-new super awesome Plug & Play Capcom Home Arcade! This new gadget is quite awesome and it will be fun to use it. The whole unit is modeled on the Capcom logo and includes 2 full sizes 6 button control layouts (8 buttons with start and presumably coins included). The controls are competition class Sanwa JLF-TP-8YT sticks that feature 8-way GT-Y gates and buttons are OBSF making the Capcom Home Arcade a premium experience.
The Capcom Home Arcade will come pre-installed with 16 arcade classics including all awesome Street Fighter II Turbo! All games featured on the unit are from the CPS1 and CPS2 with emulation being provided by the FB Alpha team. With the years of work FB Alpha has put into Capcom arcade emulation, this is really one solid outing! The full list of included games is revealed below:
Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors
Street Fighter 2 Turbo
1944: The Loop Master
Alien vs. Predator
Capcom Sports Club
Mega Man the Power Battle
Ghouls ‘N Ghosts
Street Fighter 2: Hyper Fighting
All video output is handled by HDMI though no mention has been made yet about output resolution. Power will be supplied through a micro USB cable.
The Capcom Home Arcade will also feature built-in Wi-Fi for a global online leaderboard so players will be able to see how they stack up to the competition. Unfortunately, no word has been shared on if the unit will include an online multiplayer or later title additions that could simply be accomplished with built-in Wi-Fi.
Due to the premium materials in play, the Capcom Home Arcade is releasing at an insane price of €229.99 which translates to ~$288. Though I think an argument could be made that buying even just one of the unique cabinets with these games could set you back much more. No price has been given yet for the North American launch of the Capcom Home Arcade so this article will be updated when the price becomes available. The Capcom Home Arcade will release this year on October 25 and pre-orders are in full swing for Europe.