Capcom Home Arcade Plug-And-Play Device Revealed

Jeff Kotuby,

April 16, 2019 7:49 AM

After a teaser trailer yesterday, Capcom revealed its latest retro gaming device - a plug-and-play "Home Arcade" containing 16 pre-loaded arcade classics.

Capcom teased us all day yesterday with a funky retro-themed trailed that showcased some arcade gems, including Alien vs. Predator and Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting. Today, it was finally revealed to be a plug-and-play device containing 16 pre-loaded arcade classics. It connects via an HDMI cable and is powered via a micro-USB port on the top of the device. The device is shaped like the trademark Capcom logo and consists of two full-sized arcade setups, complete with Sanwa arcade stick parts. 

Photo courtesy: Capcom

But what about the games? Here are the 16 titles you'll be able to play on this sweet setup:

Capcom Home Arcade Game List: 

  • 1944: The Loop Master
  • Alien vs Predator, Armored Warriors
  • Capcom Sports Club
  • Captain Commando
  • Cyberbots
  • Darkstalkers
  • Eco Warriors
  • Final Fight
  • Ghouls and Ghosts
  • Giga Wing
  • Mega Man: The Power Battle
  • ProGear
  • Street Fighter 2: Hyper Fighting
  • Strider
  • Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo

The games themselves are the original CPS1/2 arcade ROMS to, according to Capcom, "deliver an authentic and accurate arcade experience." Players will also be able to upload their high scores onto the Capcom Home Arcade leaderboards via an internal Wi-Fi connection and compete with players around the world for the top spot. The arcade stick will be released on October 25. There's no US price yet, but it's currently listed on the EU Capcom store for 230 euro, which will run you about $260 (as of today, at least. You know, exchange rates and stuff.) 

It's a cool surprise to say the least, especially when games like Giga Wing and Mega Man: The Power Battle are included, but was anyone really asking for this? The novelty of these classic emulation devices like the NES and SNES Classic is that they're inexpensive, small, and fun to knock around with for a while before putting in the closet until the next time we get the itch. The Capcom Home Arcade offers none of those things - it's expensive, quite large, and such a beautiful piece of work, there's really no way to hide it away in a closet. The only saving grace is if we receive new games over time via the unit's Wi-Fi connection and if some of those games include NAOMI classics such as Capcom vs. SNK 2. Guess we'll just have to wait and see what Capcom has in store for us, right?



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