X-Men Arcade Game Teleports To XBLA And PSN

By Ishaan . December 15, 2010 . 12:13pm


Earlier in the year, at the New York Comic-Con, Konami announced that they would be re-releasing their X-Men Arcade game on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network, updated with support for up to six players online, with drop-in/drop-out co-op.


In addition to online play, Backbone Entertainment have also added multiplayer match-making, based on difficulty level.


X-Men Arcade is out now on both XBLA and PSN for 800 Microsoft Points or $9.99 respectively. In case you didn’t know, X-Men Arcade has its origins in one of the earliest animated X-Men features ever — Pryde of the X-Men, released back in 1989.


Pryde of the X-Men was supposed to be the pilot episode of an animated X-Men cartoon, but this didn’t quite pan out until the animated series on Fox, three years later. When the animated series was ultimately produced, Marvel and Fox opted to use Jim Lee’s updated X-Men designs from the 90s, whereas Pryde of the X-Men used designs originally created in the 1970s.


Here’s the intro for Pryde of the X-Men, in case you’re curious to see it:

  • I have Pryde on VHS! And I almost had an arcade cabinet of this game! This really was my childhood…

    • I have Pryde on VHS, too! It’s how I got into comics. :D

  • SneakyHawk

    “Welcome to DIE!” – Magneto.

    • Chow

      GO and SAVE the CITY!

  • “Drop in Online”


    First time i see an error in a game trailer :P

  • SegaSaturnSNK

    Hoping for that Spider-Man Arcade comes out next ….. who am I kidding. Sega needs to start talking to Activision to release that bitch.

    • This. I used to love playing both of those when I was little. This is a automatic download and if they bring out Spider-Man, that too. No nostalga goggles required.

      • raymk

        Yeah release spiderman and captain america and the avengers as well. Its asking to much but hey i’ll take either.

  • I would like to get this, but then again, I learned an important lesson when I picked up Turtles in Time for the PSN. I remember having so, so much fun with that back in the arcade and on the Genesis not-port (Hyperstone Heist), but then when I played it on PSN, it was just, “Wow, you only have two moves.” I am wondering if I would feel the same disappointment with this.

    Of course, one of the hugest parts of the Turtles games were how awesome the music was, and that was completely lacking in the new versions, so I dunno.

    • Guest

      If you mean the horrible remake of turtles in time from ubisoft that thing is NOT in any way, shape or form what the real turtles in time game is suppose to be. The original works perfectly fine the way it is, more buttons to push doesn’t mean better game. That’s the beauty of many old school beat em ups, they knew how to keep it simple but effective.

  • mikanko

    Wolverine’s accent is hilarious in that pilot.

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