Yesterday, Capcom UK teased on Twitter that an announcement was forthcoming today, the 16th of April, 20XX — er, 2019. And, as promised, here it is — and much of the speculation was correct:
The Capcom Home Arcade from Koch Media is a high-end entry into the plug ‘n play console market that’s recently been dominated by the likes of Nintendo and So — er, by Nintendo (fingers crossed that the SEGA Genesis Mini will give us the SEGA Channel version of Mega Man: The Wily Wars later this year, though).
Housed in a giant base shaped like the Capcom logo — because it sports the Capcom logo, most likely — the Capcom Home Arcade lives up to its name with a pair of full-size arcade “Sanwa JLF-TP-8YT” joysticks (with with 8-way GT-Y directional gates) and eight OBSF buttons per player. In addition, it sports HDMI output with an included cable, is powered through a micro USB port (which uses an included cable, but it sounds like a plug for a power outlet is up to you), and even features onboard Wi-Fi for worldwide leaderboard access.
Sixteen games are included. Naturally, the reason I’m even talking about this here is the inclusion of Mega Man: The Power Battle, while its sequel is sadly not featured. The rest of the lineup is nothing to sneeze at, though: 1944: The Loop Master, Armored Warriors, Capcom Sports Club, Captain Commando, Cyberbots: Full Metal Madness, Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors, Eco Fighters, Final Fight, Ghouls ‘n Ghosts, Giga Wing, Pro Gear, Street Fighter II’: Hyper Fighting, Strider, and Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo are also joined by the first ever official re-release of the legendary Alien vs. Predator arcade game.
The Capcom Home Arcade is slated for a European launch this October 25th for the hefty price of 229.99€. While Capcom UK’s tweet notes “NA details soon,” that price translates to roughly $259.53 USD/$346.58 CAD (yeowch) as of this writing.
At present, the only place to get this is the official Capcom Europe store, but “more retailers” are to be announced soon.
For further looks at the device and the games included, check out the official Capcom Home Arcade website.