Capcom announces its plug and play home arcade machine, the 'Capcom Home Arcade'

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    Not wanting to be left out of the retro gaming hype, Capcom has announced that it'll soon bring to the market its own console packed with retro games. Named the 'Capcom Home Arcade' and shaped in the form of the company's logo which is... basically colored alphabets of the company's name, this 22 x 74 x 11 cm nostalgia-oriented, plug-and-play device comes with 16 of "the best Capcom titles from the golden-age of arcade gaming". As its name implies, it will boast arcade-styled features like a pair of "competition class" arcade styled control sticks and face buttons for two players.


    The company also notes that the 16 pre-installed games are from the original Capcom CPS1 and CPS2 arcade ROMs with emulation provided by FB Alpha, which Capcom certifies as "delivering an authentic & accurate arcade experience".
    Speaking of games, here's the full list:
    • 1944: The Loop Master
    • 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
    • Gigawing
    • Mega Man: The Power Battle
    • Progear
    • Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting
    • Strider
    • Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo
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    Featuring a USB port for power and HDMI one for display, the Capcom Home Arcade also has onboard WiFi to share your single or co-op multi player scores to the Worldwide High Score Leaderboard to see how you match up against other players across the globe.

    Capcom has announced that its Capcom Home Arcade will be available from all major gaming retailers from 25 October 2019 in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Middle East and Russia. Pre-orders are also live from Amazon UK at £200.

    :arrow: SOURCE: GBAtemp Inbox
     
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  1. smileyhead

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    Wow, it looks stupid.
     
  2. the_randomizer

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    Wait it uses an open source emulator??
     
  3. Reploid

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    another useless mino console
     
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    As opposed to one that isn't?
     
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  5. m_babble

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    If you can load your own CPS 1/2, MAME & Neo Geo stuff then maybe.

    EDIT: Nevermind. Just saw the price.
     
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  6. Armadillo

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    About time Alien vs Predator got an official home release.

    Hopefully it ends up elsewhere as well, seems strange to pay for the licence and then keep it only on this stick.
     
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    oh great ....
    The "console" is really UGLY ! well done Mr capcom.. and I guess no Sanwa joysticks ? yuk ..
    A quick cash grabber....
     
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    200 euro ? Eum no thanks
     
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    Wait, why no western release? That's bullshit. Pass, I'll just pirate the games instead.
     
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    Are they allowed to sell FB Alpha?
    I thought the license said you couldn't.
     
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    I kinda dig the look. I just wanna mount that capcom logo on my wall :P
    It's not a bad selection of games either
    That price tag though is kind of outrageous. Re-acquiring the AVP license must have cost them. [=
     
  12. Shadowfied

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    That is one of the ugliest pieces of technology I've ever seen. Pretty bold move by CapCom in 2019 to make a product that is literally their logo. How far up your own ass can you possibly be?
     
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  13. kumikochan

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    Maybe they struck a deal with the devs of Fb alpha
     
  14. RedBlueGreen

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    Just build a DIY arcade machine with an old office PC. It probably won't cost any more than that thing does, and you can load your own roms and emulators onto it.
     
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    Probably the same deal with PCSX ReARMed on the PSC, but hopefully they actually optimize the emulator this time and don't force garbage PAL speeds.
     
  16. Stwert

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    £200???? FFS, just buy a raspberry pi.
     
  17. azoreseuropa

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    No thanks. it will fail miserably and I bet you that it will be hackable to add more arcade roms to it. Again, that is costly. I will save my money for PS5 instead. Nonsense!
     
  18. slaphappygamer

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    Maybe I can finally put my raspberry pi to use. Install it in this.
     
  19. Unleanone999

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    Really cool but pretty expensive for an arcade stick with only 16 games. I'm expecting way more than that at that price point.
     
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