Capcom Announces the Capcom Home Arcade for Authentic Gaming Experience

Capcom has done something genius, and something stupid. First, we’ll talk about the genius thing because you have to know about the genius part first. Capcom has unveiled Capcom Home Arcade, which is a device designed to give you the most authentic feeling while playing classic Capcom games like Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting and Alien vs. Predator.

Emblazoned with Capcom’s iconic duotone logo the Capcom Home Arcade delivers a classic single and multiplayer arcade gaming experience.
Featuring 16 of the best Capcom titles from the golden-age of arcade gaming, the two full-size premium stick and button configurations allow these games to be played the way they were meant to be played.

This piece of hardware features two Sanwa joysticks and two sets of OBSF buttons for authentic multiplayer as if you were at the arcade with your best friend. Built-in wi-fi will allow you to connect to global leaderboards and see how you stack up. Here’s the full list of games:

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  • Alien vs. Predator

  • Armored Warriors

  • Capcom Sports Club

  • Captain Commando

  • Cyberbots: Full Metal Madness

  • Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors

  • Eco Fighters

  • Final Fight

  • Ghouls’n Ghosts

  • Giga Wing

  • Mega Man: The Power Battle

  • Progear

  • Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting

  • Strider

  • Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo

Now for what I consider the incredibly stupid part. Capcom is selling pre-orders for Capcom Home Arcade for about €230 which comes out to roughly $260. If this system sounded like you could expand the game library, that would be much more tempting. However, for only 16 games (granted it does have Alien vs. Predator) I don’t know that it’s worth it.

The Capcom Home Arcade is set to launch on October 25. What do you think about it? Is it for anyone other than a collector?

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