Capcom Arcade Stadium is coming to PlayStation 4 on 25th May, but that’s the secondary story here. The real headline is that the publisher is releasing DLC that you can purchase, which will make you invincible across the release’s selection of retro games. Surely, seeing as these aren’t actual arcades, you could just push continue and spend your virtual “quarters” to keep playing?
The publisher is also charging for background wallpapers, which will fill out your screen retaining the aspect ratio of the original releases. Look, we understand these companies need to make money, but both of these features strike us as free updates – surely they shouldn’t be premium in a game that already costs money to play?
For those of you who don’t know, Capcom Arcade Stadium can be downloaded for free, and includes a copy of 1943: The Battle of Midway for everyone to play. You can then purchase three different expansions featuring various different titles for $14.99 apiece, or all three for $39.99. The included titles are as follows:
- Pack 1: Dawn of the Arcade (1984 to 1988): Vulgus, Pirate Ship Higemaru, 1942, Tatakai no Banka, Legendary Wings, Bionic Commando, Forgotten Worlds, and Ghouls ‘n Ghosts.
- Pack 2: Arcade Revolution (1989 to 1992): Strider, Dynasty Wars, Final Fight, 1941: Counter Attack, Senjo no Okami II, Mega Twins, Carrier Air Wing, Street Fighter II: The World Warrior, Captain Commando, and Varth: Operation Thunderstorm.
- Pack 3: Arcade Evolution (1992 to 2001): Warriors of Fate, Street Fighter II’: Hyper Fighting, Super Street Fighter II Turbo, Powered Gera: Strategic Variant Armor Equipment, Cyberbots: Fullmetal Madness, 19XX: The War Against Destiny, Battle Circuit, Giga Wing, 1944: The Loop Master, and Progea.
The trailer concludes that more games will be added at a later date, and more information about them will be unveiled in the near-future. That’s cool and all, but we’re still flabbergasted that Capcom is planning to charge for an invincibility mode!