Capcom Arcade Stadium

Last December, retro fans were treated to the announcement that Capcom was bringing some of its classic arcade games to Switch in the form of Capcom Arcade Stadium. This gathering of 32 games from the mid-1980s through the early 2000s was set to launch during February, but at the time, a specific date was unknown. For those waiting for this gathering of games, wait no more as Capcom Arcade Stadium is available right now!

If you want to get started with Capcom Arcade Stadium, you can do so for free. The caveat is that it only comes with a single game—1943 – The Battle of Midway. To experience more of this collection, you’ll have to purchase either a pack of ten games (sorted by release year) at $14.99 each, or grab an all-in-one pack for $39.99. The full contents of the packs are as follows:

Pack 1: 1984-1988

  • Vulgus
  • Pirate Ship Higemaru
  • 1942
  • Commando
  • Section Z
  • Tatakai no Banka
  • Legendary Wings
  • Bionic Commando
  • Forgotten Worlds
  • Ghouls ‘n Ghosts

Pack 2: 1989-1992

  • 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
  • Varth – Operation Thunderstorm

Pack 3: 1993 – 2001

  • Warriors of Fate
  • Street Fighter II’ – Hyper Fighting
  • Super Street Fighter II Turbo
  • Powered Gear – Strategic Variant Armor Equipment
  • Cyberbots – Full Metal Madness
  • 19XX – The War Against Destiny
  • Battle Circuit
  • Giga Wing
  • 1944 – The Loop Master
  • Progear

The final, 32nd game is Ghosts ‘n Goblins, which will have to be purchased separately if you opt not to grab the full collection pack. However, to celebrate the launch of the upcoming Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrected next week, players will be able to within Capcom Arcade Stadium until February 25th. This only gives you a week, so be sure to grab it while you can!

If you’re at least a little interested in Capcom Arcade Stadium, I’d recommend grabbing the free version with Ghosts ‘n Goblins now to take it for a test run. We’ll have a review of the full collection soon though, so if you’d rather wait, be sure to check back for our thoughts!

Steven Rollins
Steven has been involved in video game reporting for over five years now. In his spare time, he can be found speedrunning, writing fanfiction, or watching as much anime as he possibly can.

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