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.
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:
1944: The Loop Master
Alien vs. Predator
Capcom Sports Club
Cyberbots: Full Metal Madness
Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors
Mega Man: The Power Battle
Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting
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?