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Capcom is launching a new plug-and-play mini-arcade that connects right to your TV

I need this.

Retro gaming is all the rage now. Seriously, like all the rage. There’s the NES Classic and SNES Classic Edition. The insanely lack-luster PlayStation Classic. And not to mention, all the various third-party consoles sold by sketchy third-party sellers on Amazon. Heck, retro gaming is getting is so hot right now that even Tesla vehicles are getting them too. Wild times, I swear.

Well, the buck doesn’t stop there because Capcom just announced a new plug-and-play mini-arcade system called Capcom Home Arcade. In a nutshell, it’s a bare-bones console with 16 built-in games that you hook up directly to your TV via its HDMI input.

Interestingly enough, the console is designed in the shape of the Capcom logo. Why they decided to go down that route is beyond me, but here we are. The silver lining is that its design utilizes a dual control setup which makes perfect sense, especially with the games they have available at launch. To get a better idea of what it’s going to look like, check out the video above.

For more specific hardware details, Capcom lays it down here:

Featuring a pair of competition class Sanwa JLF-TP-8YT sticks with 8-way GT-Y directional gates and OBSF buttons for the finest precision, response times and durability. The 16 pre-installed games are from the original Capcom CPS1 and CPS2 arcade ROMs with emulation provided by FB Alpha, delivering an authentic and accurate arcade experience exclusively for the Capcom Home Arcade.

A total of 16 games will be included with the Capcom Home Arcade. Here they are:

  • 1944: The Loop Master
  • Alien vs. Predator
  • Armored Warriors
  • Capcom Sports Club
  • Captain Commando
  • Cyberbots
  • Darkstalkers
  • Eco Fighters
  • Final Fight
  • Ghouls ‘n Ghosts
  • Gigawing
  • Mega Man: The Power Battle
  • Progear
  • Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting
  • Strider
  • Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo

The Capcom Home Arcade is set to launch on October 25th. As for pricing, it’s not really clear what Capcom has in mind. However, in the UK, it will cost €229.99. We’ll update this post once we get a better idea of pricing in the U.S.

If this is something you’re considering scooping up, Capcom is accepting preorders now via its website.

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Kevin is KnowTechie's founder and executive editor. With over 15 years of blogging experience in the tech industry, Kevin has transformed what was once a passion project into a full-blown tech news publication. Shoot him an email at kevin@knowtechie.com or find him on Mastodon or Post.

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