These Arcade Games Are Coming To Virtual Console

By Ishaan . November 8, 2010 . 11:29am

Can you guess what these games are?



Hint: They’re by a well-known arcade games publisher…



…although, this company isn’t really known for its arcade games any more.



And they (along with some others) are coming to the U.S. Virtual Console this winter.


If you still can’t tell, the publisher is Capcom and the games are: 1942, Black Tiger, Commando and Exed Exes, along with Ghosts ‘n Goblins and SonSon, which aren’t pictured.


As is often the case with Virtual Console titles, they don’t have locked release dates yet, but they’re coming sometime “this winter” (which could also mean early next year).

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  • SolidusSnake

    I still have Ghosts n’ Goblins for NES laying around somewhere. That one was a real ball-buster.

  • Hasnt that first one been rererereleased recently? Of the games its the only one I think Ive ever heard of. Everything else, Ive never seen or played before.Awesome news for fans of vintage games.

  • neo_firenze

    Wow, great. Re-releases of games that have been ported in much more affordable multi-title compilations on PS2 and PSP (and all but Black Tiger were also ported in the Japanese Capcom Generations series volumes 1-4 back on PSX and Saturn).

    If you’re into these games, hunt down the Capcom Classics PS2/PSP collections since you can get about 20 games on each of the two compilations for about $15 (currently brand new prices on Amazon range from about $12-$15, PSP releases are on PSN too). Just two of these VC releases will likely cost more.

    I guess if you really love a couple of these games and only have a Wii it’s an option…

    • NeoTechni

      The PSP ones, do they have 1942?

      • Sorta… The puny screen makes enemy fire so difficult to see.

        • NeoTechni

          Best thing about PSP is TV out.

      • neo_firenze

        Yes, along with multiple sequels in 1943, 1943 Kai, and 1941: Counter Attack.

        In normal horizontal orientation, perhaps it’s true that the PSP makes it a little harder to see bullets (especially on the more primitive 1942). But there is an option to hold your PSP vertically, which works really well on these games and makes it MUCH easier to see.

        Complete list of games in the PS2/PSP compilations:

        • NeoTechni

          Thank you rare kind internet stranger. Your assistance was appreciated

  • AdamBoy64

    Oh man. I remember playing 1942 on my C64… a long time ago. Would be 15-17 years ago. I enjoyed it a lot.

    Not sure if I’ll enjoy it as much now.. but i’m intrigued enough to find out so I’ll probably buy it.

  • Jaxx-Leviathan

    I feel like I’ve seen Black Tiger before… looks interesting anyway, kinda Castlevania-like. I know it has nothing to do with Capcom, but what I’d really love to have on VC is Little Samson for NES. Loved that game and miss it.

    • neo_firenze

      Black Tiger looks and feels a lot like Magic Sword, perhaps you’re getting some of that vibe due to the fairly recent release of the Final Fight & Magic Sword two-pack on XBLA/PSN.

  • Feynman

    Black Tiger is one of my favorite arcade games of all time. I approve of it’s release on every platform imaginable.

  • maxchain

    The answer to all of these is “not Battle Circuit.” I hope I’m not alone when I say AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

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