Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle Brings Side-Scrolling Classics Home This September

Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle Brings Side-Scrolling Classics Home This September

Published: Thursday, September 13, 2018Tagged: Gaming, Pre-order, Xbox Live, Xbox One, Xbox Store,

Capcom today announced Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle, a new collection featuring seven games that pay tribute to the classic era of arcade side-scrolling co-op games are heading to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Steam this September.

Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle

Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle includes Final Fight (1989), The King of Dragons(1991), Captain Commando (1991), Knights of the Round (1991) and Warriors of Fate (1992), which gamers may remember from arcades or previous console releases. Armored Warriors (1994) and Battle Circuit (1997) have previously only been available in arcades, rounding out the collection providing an opportunity for gamers that may have missed out on that era a chance to play these retro gems at home. All of these titles exemplify some of the best side-scrolling games of the arcade era, and introduced players to iconic Capcom characters such as Captain Commando, plus Cody, Guy and Mike Haggar from Final Fight.

Playing co-operatively with friends was a huge draw for the arcade beat ‘em up genre, and Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle preserves that popular feature. All seven games in the collection will support drop-in local and online multiplayer co-op play. In addition, a variety of customizable options are available to tailor gameplay such as number of lives, continues and difficulty.

In between battles, players can also dive deeper into each game with comprehensive galleries. A time warp of each game’s history includes stunning art, design sketches, development documents, archives of the original game sleeves and instruction cards, as well as special artwork that was only available to fan-club members at the time.

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Key Features

  • An essential side-scrolling collection: Celebrate the golden age of side-scrolling action games with seven arcade classics in one package:
    • Final Fight (1989): Up to two players can choose between Haggar, Cody or Guy to save Haggar’s daughter Jessica from the Mad Gear Gang.
    • Captain Commando (1991): Rid the galaxy of crime as up to three players take on the roles of Captain Commando, Mack the Knife, Ginzu the Ninja, or Baby Head.
    • The King of Dragons (1991): Set in a medieval world, three players pick from five options (Fighter, Dwarf, Elf, Cleric, or Wizard) to defeat orcs, harpies and other magical creatures.
    • Knights of the Round (1991): Based off of the legend of King Arthur, this game allows up to three players to choose between King Arthur himself, Lancelot, and Perceval.
    • Warriors of Fate (1992): Up to three players select from five warrior options to defeat the evil overlord in a story based on the Chinese novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms.
    • Armored Warriors (1994): With support for up to three players, control specialized mechs and even merge two mechs into one with a “Team-up Change” for maximum damage.
    • Battle Circuit (1997): Making its console debut, up to four players become a colorful cast of bounty hunters pursuing various wanted criminals.
  • Console debut: For the first time ever, experience Armored Warriors and Battle Circuit outside the arcade.
  • Offline and Online options: Team up with friends locally or connect online for drop-in co-op fun.
  • Customizable Options: Players can adjust the number of lives, continues or overall difficulty.
  • Comprehensive Galleries: Explore each game’s history with stunning art, design sketches, development documents, and special artwork only available to fan-club members at the time.

Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle releases digitally on September 18, 2018 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Steam for MSRP $19.99 in North America.


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