According to this week’s issue of Famitsu (via Polygon), Capcom is getting ready to release a selection of their older arcade games as downloadable ports on Xbox Live and PSN. Titled “Capcom Arcade Cabinet: Retro Game Collection,” the series will collect Capcom’s memorable arcade games from the 1980’s.
“I can’t go into details on titles yet,” said producer Kenji Kataoka in the interview, “but we’re definitely focusing on the games that came out earlier on in our history. These are completely faithful reproductions, too. You used to have arcade games ported to the NES and such and wind up being completely different titles on that platform, but that’s not the case here. Even if there were bugs in the original, we’ve kept them in there if we felt we needed to in order to retain the original feel of the game.”
The “Arcade Cabinet” itself will be a free download that comes with a full version one free game to get tyou started. From there, it looks like Capcom will introduce more games in downloadable packages.
“We’re still debating how we’ll distribute the other titles, but one plan we have in mind is to have packs of multiple games available for really surprisingly cheap prices,” said Kataoka. “I think we’ll have the demo out before too long, and we’re setting up the distribution schedule for the rest of the games such that we’ll be keeping players entertained for a while to come.”
Capcom’s official announcement, hopefully bringing with it more details, will come February 7th.