Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle Smashes its Way to PlayStation 4
Nintendo just dropped some nuclear ordinance in the form of one of the most jam-packed Nintendo Direct streams of the past year, and the blast was so large that even the PlayStation 4 gets to feel some of the heat. Part of that heat is brought on by a flurry of punches and roasted turkeys hidden in trash cans with the Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle. This package, in a similar vein to Capcom‘s Mega Man and Street Fighter collections, brings seven classic brawlers to the PlayStation 4, the Nintendo Switch, The Xbox One, and the PC on September 18, 2018. Two of these games, Armored Warriors and Battle Circuit, have never been released outside of arcades until now.
The package will cost $19.99, and come with all the fixings, including online play, options such as difficulty and lives, the ability to swap to the Japanese version of each game, and of course the extensive gallery content we’ve come to expect from these collections. Here are official descriptions and titles for each game in the set, per Capcom Unity:
Final Fight (1989) – Those who are familiar with the Street Fighter series may recognize a few characters from this title. Cody, Abigail, Guy, Sodom, Rolento, and versions of Poison and Hugo all originated from Final Fight before they made their appearances in their respective Street Fighter games. Up to two players can go on a mission to save Haggar’s daughter Jessica from the Mad Gear Gang by choosing one of three playable characters: Haggar, Cody, or Guy.
Captain Commando (1991) – Starring Capcom’s original mascot Captain Commando, this science fiction beat ‘em up allows up to four players to choose between Captain Commando, Mack the Knife, Ginzu the Ninja, and Baby Head. This Commando Team is tasked with ridding crime from the entire galaxy, but unbeknownst to them, many of the criminals have extraordinary powers.
The King of Dragons (1991) – Set in a medieval world with orcs, harpies, minotaurs and wyverns, The King of Dragons allows up to three players to choose between five characters that are reminiscent of standard tabletop games: Fighter, Dwarf, Elf, Cleric, and Wizard.
Knights of the Round (1991) – Based off of the legend of King Arthur, this game allows up to three players to choose between King Arthur himself, Lancelot, and Perceval. Learning how to effectively block is vital for getting through the seven stages. Just like medieval times, you can even ride horses, which will help you stomp down enemies!
Warriors of Fate (1992) – In the Japanese version, Warriors of Fate is based off of the Chinese novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms. In the English version, an original story with Mongolian origins was created. Up to three players can choose between five great warriors to take down the evil overlord across nine stages.
Armored Warriors (1994) – Up to three players can take control of specialized variant armor that can be customized with a large array of parts. With seven stages in total, this mech-themed beat-em-up features “Team-up Change” that allows two variant armor to fuse into one.
Battle Circuit (1997) – Making its debut on consoles, this funky beat ‘em up follows a group of colorful bounty hunters. Players can choose between Cyber Blue, Captain Silver, Yellow Iris, Pink Ostrich, and Alien Green in co-op that supports up to four players!
[Source: Capcom Unity]