If you don’t know, the Evercade family is about to get bigger, with the EXP. And when that hits this Holiday, it’ll include a bunch of Capcom classics.
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Launching just a few scant years ago, the Evercade is a cool little handheld with an eye towards retro gaming. The vast majority of titles on the console are of that nature, with a growing mix of console, arcade, and PC titles becoming available.
And speaking of growing, the actual family of Evercade systems is doing that as well. In addition to the original, there’s also the VS, which is a TV-based piece of hardware, and the upcoming EXP. That new system basically super-charges the original. It sports a new IPS screen, vertical-scrolling support (TATE mode), built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, “and more”. And now you an add one more way this new console has improved on the legacy unit, with the addition of a built-in Capcom collection.
A total of 18 games will be included, which is in addition to a cart that is loaded up with Irem titles. While the latter will be on physical media though, Capcom Collection will be digital, and stored right on the hardware. That’s something new for Evercade, which remains otherwise loyal to the format of yore.
In all, the Collection includes:
- 1942 (Arcade version)
- 1943 (Arcade version)
- 1944 : The Loop Master (Arcade version)
- Bionic Commando™ (Arcade version)
- Captain Commando™ (Arcade version)
- Commando™ (Arcade version)
- Final Fight™ (Arcade version)
- Forgotten Worlds™ (Arcade version)
- Ghouls ‘n Ghosts™ (Arcade version)
- Legendary Wings™ (Arcade version)
- MERCS (Arcade version)
- Street Fighter II’: Hyper Fighting (Arcade version)
- Strider (Arcade version)
- Vulgus™ (Arcade version)
- Mega Man (8-bit)
- Mega Man 2 (8-bit)
- Mega Man X (16-bit)
- Breath of Fire (16-bit)
No, your eyes don’t deceive, those are almost all arcade editions of these classics. Only the Mega Man games and Breath of Fire are from 8 and 16bit consoles. It’s kind of rare to see the actual arcade versions of Ghouls ‘n’ Ghosts and Final Fight presented anywhere, so the Collection is a bit of a gem in that regard.
Again too, it’s a pack-in, and will be included with the Evercade EXP when it ships on November 24th, 2022. The EXP is hitting pre-order status on the 6th of this month (September) and will be priced in at $149.99 USD for the core set.
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