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Capcom Arcade Cabinet set to enjoy an expanded lineup

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Capcom announced the news while delivering a release date for the PS4, Xbox One and PC editions.

Capcom Arcade Cabinet, which already boasts a lineup of more than 30 classic arcade titles from Capcom if you pay to unlock everything, will in the future expand to include additional games, the publisher announced today in a press release. For now, the exact titles that will be offered are a mystery, with more information promised soon.

In today's announcement, Capcom also revealed the game is due to arrive on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam on May 25. Until then, it remains a Nintendo Switch exclusive following its initial release on that platform this February.

The game will soon include a new "invincibility" mode that allows players to run around like Mario with a star power-up, which should make surviving some of those hits in Ghouls 'n Ghosts a bit easier. Okay, a lot easier. But you'll have to pay $0.99 for the privilege, and a similar charge is headed your way if you choose to download the "Display Frames Set 1" content, which offers 32 title-specific frames for the existing lineup of games.

Back in February, when Capcom Arcade Stadium released on Switch as a free download that included 1943: The Battle of Midway, players who acted promptly could pick up a Ghosts 'n Goblins add-on for free. Between now and May 15, those players who didn't take advantage of the promotion can still acquire the title, but at a 50% discount that is somehow less thrilling. If you decide to pre-order one of the new versions of the game, you can now snag the Display Frames Set 1 content for free instead.

On a related note, Capcom has announced a 10-track album that will be offered on Steam for $9.99. It also will be offered as part of a $47.99 bundle that includes three content packs of games that turn the one free base game into a proper compilation of 32 titles.

It will be interesting to see which games Capcom adds to the existing lineup at some unspecified point in the future. The existing selection is pretty good and includes most Capcom titles you might care to mention, aside from most of those featured in its previous brawler compilation and assorted games with a license attached. I would like to see Magic Sword attached and some of the company's puzzle games, so hopefully I don't have long to wait on that score. Have you had a chance to check out the compilation yet?

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Staff article by Jason Venter (April 26, 2021)

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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