Capcom has taken the wraps off what it calls the Capcom Home Arcade.
It's a retro console that comes with 16 classic games, including Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting and Captain Commando, to name a few.
Capcom's Mini-Console Take
The Capcom Home Arcade is a plug-and-play device that lets users hook it up to a TV or other display easily with an HDMI cable and power it up via a micro USB connector.
It has two full-size, "competition-class" Sanwa joysticks and OBSF buttons built in. From the way it's designed, it looks like it might get a bit uncomfortable when playing with a friend considering how close they have to sit to each other. Players can also forget about using it on their laps since it's one long machine that measures at 29.1 inches (74 cm), making it hard to balance. On top of that, users will probably want to use long HDMI and USB cables, unless they want to sit really close to the TV.
Now there's also onboard Wi-Fi that allows players to access the Worldwide High Score Leaderboard.
It costs €229.99 (or roughly $260), and preorders are already up at the Capcom Store. It's scheduled to become widely available on Oct. 25 in Europe. Details for its North American release are expected to be announced soon, according to a tweet from Capcom.
Capcom Home Arcade Games 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
• Giga Wing
• Mega Man: The Power Battle
• Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting
• Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo
This goes without saying, but it's reminiscent of what Nintendo, Sony, and Sega have released in the recent years.
In Nintendo's case, there's the NES Classic Edition and SNES Classic Edition, which the company has unfortunately decided to stop making. Meanwhile, Sony launched the PlayStation Classic that also offered a dose of nostalgia. Last but not least, Sega rolled out the Genesis Mini.
Needless to say, there's a trend of releasing retro consoles, and Capcom is jumping on the bandwagon with the Capcom Home Arcade.