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X-Men Arcade Classic Battles Onto PSN/XBLA This Fall

Back in the early '90s, the arcades were still a pretty big deal. And one of the most popular arcade games of the day will soon make a triumphant return.

Konami and Marvel Entertainment have announced X-Men Arcade for the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade. Developed by Backbone Entertainment, this is the 1992 cabinet arcade classic revisited, and we'll once again be able to control the likes of Cyclops, Colossus, Dazzler, Nightcrawler, Storm and Wolverine in this awesome side-scroller. The list of villains includes Pyro, Wendigo, White Queen, Juggernaut and Mystique, and the X-Men will have to battle their way to Island M to take down the ultimate bad dude, Magneto. The goal is to save Kitty Pryde and Professor Xavier.

The remake will support 1-4 players for local multiplayer and 1-6 players online; it'll also allow for online drop-in and of course, you can expect flashy new high-definition visuals. Said Seth Lehman, Vice President of Digital Licensing for Marvel:

"Just like with our comics, Marvel has a rich history of great video games, and we're happy to play our part with KONAMI reintroducing this classic to fans of all ages. Fans have been clamoring for X-Men Arcade to hit consoles for 18 years now, and we're confident they'll find this re-release was worth the wait. The game looks and plays exactly like we remember it - all without the added worries of being low on quarters when you're closing in on Magneto."

Players will also be able to utilize the Custom Match Mode that lets them choose the kind of session they would like to join by setting the amount of players, difficulty and what level in which to start. This is the kind of old-school brawling action we left behind quite some time ago, so it's nice to see it return for the veteran gamers.  X-Men Arcade is due out some time this fall.

Tags: xmen arcade, x-men arcade, konami, x-men arcade game

10/11/2010 8:46:27 PM John Shepard

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Comments (17 posts)

Underdog15
Monday, October 11, 2010 @ 9:33:12 PM
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Magic Mountain is a water park not too far from where I grew up. Every summer our family would go to Magic Mountain for a whole day. Once the water slides gave us our fill, or if we wanted a break, every single year for a good number of them, immediately following a game of mini-golf, my dad and I would go into Magic Mountain's arcade and play this game until we either ran out of quarters or beat the game. (My dad's in the middle of my avitar pic, by the way. I'm to the left)

If it wasn't this game (and it always was at Magic Mountain), it was Turtles in Time or the classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2.

This X-Men game brings me way back to simpler times for me. ^.^

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, October 11, 2010 @ 9:41:33 PM

So...you're getting it, right? ;)

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Underdog15
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 @ 8:50:42 AM

Do I have a choice? lol

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Alienange
Monday, October 11, 2010 @ 10:03:08 PM
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I hated the Blob. Oh man... I might need to get this just to give that poor bastard the beats again.

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Jawknee
Monday, October 11, 2010 @ 10:03:19 PM
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I used to play the hell out of this game at this huge arcade place were you used to put money on a card kind like you do at Dave and Busters. I can't remember what that place was called. It closed before i even made it to high school. Ill probably pick this up. This along with Captain Commando were my two favorite arcade beatem' ups.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, October 11, 2010 @ 10:25:51 PM
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What a peculiar choice.

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JDC80
Monday, October 11, 2010 @ 11:49:38 PM
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First time I played this game was when I visited my sister while she was at Michigan State back in 92 and I only could get two other people to play. Outside TMNT and TMNT: Turtles in Time this was one of my favorite arcade beat em ups.

Can't wait to team up with other people to run through this game, for PSN I hope they release the classic TMNT like they did with XBLA.

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___________
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 @ 2:24:38 AM
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oh, sweet!
one game id love to see on the PSN is simpsons wrestling.
o, and simpsons hit and run.
by far the best simpsons game ever released!

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Underdog15
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 @ 8:49:11 AM

This isn't the Simpsons.

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A2K78
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 @ 2:51:02 AM
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the game will probably be a version that was entirely rebuilt because in way can I see Konami porting a game from a ancient system board.

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spiderboi
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 @ 7:50:28 AM
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NICE! I remember we went to this vacation spot, but instead of strolling around to check the scenery, my uncles and I just spent the whole day playing this. Too bad we ran out of tokens (and were about to leave) when we were at the last boss. Bummer. But hey, this re-release will get me to the end game.

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TEG3SH
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 @ 10:07:55 AM
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is it the same one where storm come to help u ( I mean the one that was released for the genesis ???) if it is, then it is D1P for me :)

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BigT_1980
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 @ 11:02:24 PM
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This game brings back one of my fondest gaming memories. I was able to beat the entire game on $0.75 cents with Nightcrawler. I might have pick up this game to relive a moment of my youth.

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MadPowerBomber
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 @ 3:09:23 AM
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I loved this game. this and Captain America and the Avengers. That was before I even liked the Avengers comics.

I'd like to see a new series of games like this. No more faux-RPGs that fall short like the X-Men Legends and Ultimate Alliance games (and yes, I enjoyed and loved those, too). Just more arcade action.

Of course, I'm still waiting for a full on turn based X-Men RPG that I've been wanting for almost two decades. Heh...

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pillz81
Saturday, October 16, 2010 @ 3:54:34 PM

Ditto on the Captain America and the Avengers. I definitely would get it if they do that.

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KNG201
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 @ 3:27:51 AM
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now all I need is a double dragon / streets of rage 1,2,(3? old age cant remember if) & im good. oh yea and a reboot or remake of one my favorite games Master Blaster or Blaster Master? (old age again) & a decent chess game in 3D.

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pillz81
Saturday, October 16, 2010 @ 3:58:23 PM
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According to IGN, X-Men Arcade will come out this winter, possibly in December.

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