Capcom brings a horde of classics back to life with the Capcom Arcade Collection, and Ghosts 'n Goblins leads the way.

Capcom Announces Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection, Capcom Arcade Stadium for Switch

Capcom brings a horde of classics back to life with the Capcom Arcade Collection, and Ghosts 'n Goblins leads the way.
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Ghosts ‘n Goblins is coming back to life on Nintendo Switch as Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection, Capcom announced during The Game Awards 2020. Capcom also announced Capcom Arcade Stadium, a collection of 30 classics, including Street Fighter 2, for Nintendo Switch.

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Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection is a reboot of the arcade-to-console game, retaining the classic, brutal platforming of the original with updated graphics and a storybook style. It’s scheduled for a February 25, 2021, release.

The Arcade Stadium itself is a bit more involved. The base game is free and comes with a free copy of 1943  The Battle of Midway. From there, players have a few options.

They can purchase the 30 Title Pack, which includes all 30 classic games plus the original Ghosts ‘n Goblins, or they can buy 10 Title Packs, with the original Ghosts ‘n Goblins available as a standalone purchase. These include:

Pack 1: Dawn of the Arcade (’84 – ’88)

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

Pack 2: Arcade Revolution (’89 – ’92)

  • Strider
  • Dynasty Wars
  • Final Fight
  • 1941  Counter Attack 
  • Senjo no Okami 2
  • Mega Twins
  • Carrier Air Wing
  • Street Fighter 2  The World Warrior 
  • Captain Commando
  • Varth  Operation Thunderstorm 

Pack 3: Arcade Evolution (’92 – ’01)

  • Warriors of Fate
  • Street Fighter 2  Hyper Fighting 
  • Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo
  • Powered Gear  Strategic Variant Armor Equipment 
  • Cyberbots  Fullmetal Madness  
  • 19XX  The War Against Destiny
  • Battle Circuit
  • Giga Wing
  • 1944  The Loop Master 
  • Progear

Each game includes save points and rewind options, display options, and speed and difficulty adjustment options. However, pricing and release dates for the title packs have yet to be announced. Stay tuned for more. 

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