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Capcom Beat 'Em Up Bundle punches in on consoles and PC next week

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The title gathers seven brawlers from Capcom's early years of arcade dominance.

Capcom today revealed a new collection of brawlers called Capcom Beat 'Em Up Bundle. The package consists of seven classic arcade brawlers--two of them never previously released to home platforms--at an MSRP of $19.99 USD.

Due to arrive on September 18, 2018, Capcom Beat 'Em Up Bundle will be available for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam. You'll find a trailer embedded immediately below.



As noted, the compilation includes seven arcade classics. It's a fair representation of Capcom's contribution to the genre, but doesn't include licensed fare you might also have hoped to see in the lineup. Here's the official list:
  • Final Fight (1989)

  • The King of Dragons (1991)

  • Captain Commando (1991)

  • Knights of the Round (1991)

  • Warriors of Fate (1992)

  • Armored Warriors (1994)

  • Battle Circuit (1997)
The last two on that list are the home platform newcomers. The others were all available on various systems, and particularly the SNES. Good luck finding some of those for a decent price on eBay, though.

Capcom Beat 'Em Up Bundle includes not only the games, but the sort of reverential treatment Capcom recently enjoys showering on its older hits. You'll find "comprehensive" galleries featuring "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."

Capcom also indicates the games will support co-operative play, both locally and online, with drop-in mode offered so you can holler for help when you need it. For fans of the classic games included, this seems like a nice package that will keep them accessible for years to come. Are you in the mood for a fight?



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Staff article by Jason Venter (September 13, 2018)

Jason Venter has been playing games for 30 years, since discovering the Apple IIe version of Mario Bros. in his elementary school days. Now he writes about them, here at HonestGamers and also at other sites that agree to pay him for his words.

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Masters posted September 14, 2018:

This doesn't seem worth it.
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EmP posted September 14, 2018:

Seems to be a weird lack of Aliens vs Predator.
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JoeTheDestroyer posted September 14, 2018:

I'll buy it when it's on sale.
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honestgamer posted September 14, 2018:

I guess I have a different idea of value. It's $20 for 7 games, which works out to less than $3 per game and some of those aren't available on eBay for less than... more than $20, let's say. $20 for those games is a lot compared to downloading an illegal ROM, but it's not a lot when you consider that the collection did require development resources Capcom needs to recoup and it does include some great games. I'm happy with the price tag and probably would have been quite willing to pay $30, maybe $40 if you caught me on the right day. I'm excited to soon have the option to own King of the Dragons and Knights of the Round on platforms I currently have hooked up to a television. ;-)

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