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Capcom reveals its sexy, expensive Home Arcade

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After teasing it the day prior, Capcom has now officially revealed its Home Arcade console. Instead of a miniature cab like the Neo Geo Mini, or a smaller system like Nintendo’s NES and SNES Classics, Capcom’s Home Arcade is a full-sized, two-player arcade unit that plugs directly into your TV. It’s not unlike those ones you’ll find at retail, stuffed with hundreds and hundreds of unlicensed roms.

Instead, this one is a bespoke unit in the shape of Capcom’s logo and is stuffed with a collection of 16 CPS 1 and CPS 2 games from Capcom’s arcade history. Importantly, it’ll be the first time their exceptional Aliens vs Predator beat-em-up will be released outside of arcades. I really like how it looks as a showpiece, but it seems curiously shaped for actual use.

The system will also include favourites like Street Fighter 2: Hyper Fighting, Ghouls ‘n Ghosts, Final Fight, Giga Wing, and Progear. It doesn’t seem that additional games will be available to download, but the system does include Wi-fi. The buttons – arranged in classic 6 button config with two extra buttons for coin and start – and sticks are SANWA made, which means they’re using arcade-quality parts. It’ll be powered by a micro USB. Emulation is provided via Finalburn Alpha.

Here’s the full list of games:

  • 1944: The Loop Master
  • Alien vs. Predator
  • Armored Warriors
  • Capcom Sports Club
  • Captain Commando
  • Cyberbots: Fullmetal Madness
  • Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors
  • Eco Fighters
  • Final Fight
  • Ghouls ‘n Ghosts
  • Giga Wing
  • Mega Man: The Power Battle
  • Progear
  • Street Fighter 2: Hyper Fighting
  • Strider
  • Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo

The selection of games is..interesting. There are some real gems, but there’s so much more to Capcom’s CPS history that’s not included, and I think 16 games aren’t enough to justify this system’s high cost – 230 Euros. Given how these things tend to be hacked, it’s likely that this too will be cracked open, allowing users to stuff it full of their own, completely legally acquired and licenced roms. Yes, that.

Last Updated: April 17, 2019


  1. Original Heretic

    April 17, 2019 at 08:59

    I’m….not impressed.


    • Admiral Chief Hype Train

      April 17, 2019 at 09:07

      I’m with you


    • G8crasha

      April 17, 2019 at 09:07

      This is something you would see in the dens of those obsessed gamers who have every console from every generation, and shelves upon shelves of games. There are cheaper (albeit less legal) alternatives I would think.


      • Original Heretic

        April 17, 2019 at 09:14

        There are cheaper legal options.
        Not for that kind of console, but for those games.
        I got most of Capcom’s beat ’em ups on PS4 near the end of last year. Had oodles of fun playing through it with my son.


        • Geoffrey Tim

          April 17, 2019 at 09:14

          SHUT UP I WANT IT. Also I would probably mod it and stuff it full of everything.


          • Pariah

            April 17, 2019 at 09:22

            Modding may solve the game “issue” but it doesn’t solve the practicality issue. How the F are people meant to use that? O_o Is it like a desk thing? It looks odd, and hell on the wrists.

          • Original Heretic

            April 17, 2019 at 09:29

            It’s a novelty item for super fans like you.
            When I first read about it, I was very excited. Capcom has an amazing library of classics.
            But what they’re offering and the price they want for it makes it unappealing to me.

          • Geoffrey Tim

            April 17, 2019 at 10:03

            Yeah, I completely get that. 16 games for R3.5K? Yeah no.

  2. Pieter Kruger

    April 17, 2019 at 09:47

    I’ll never find those buttons…….


  3. Kikmi

    April 17, 2019 at 12:16

    I might be mistaken but these games dont look emulated. If they chucked in old school hardware in here its actually not that bad a price to be asking. That being said trailers are 99% hot air and i might be an idiot


    • Geoffrey Tim

      April 17, 2019 at 13:51

      It’s definitely running using FinalBurn Alpha. All things considered, a Sanwa 2 player stick and buttons makes this okay for what it is, but out of reach for most.


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