A new Capcom arcade-style mini-console has been revealed. The Retro Station will contain five games from the Mega Man franchise and five from the Street Fighter series for a total of ten built-in games.
What is the Capcom Retro Station?
This news comes via an Amazon Japan listing discovered by Twitter user @Renka_schedule (please note: both links are in Japanese, we're using machine translation). According to the listing, the Retro Station will feature an HDMI out port in addition to a built-in screen, as well as a headphone jack for plugging in your own speakers or headphones. It's set to launch at around ¥21,780, which roughly translates to about $210 (although it's worth noting that prices rarely translate so neatly, so don't expect the final price to match this amount).
Here's the full list of games that will be featured on the Capcom Retro Station:
- Mega Man X
- Mega Man: The Power Battle
- Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters
- Mega Man Soccer
- Mega Man & Bass
- Street Fighter II
- Street Fighter II: Champion Edition
- Super Street Fighter II
- Super Street Fighter II Turbo
- Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo
So there you have it. If you know someone for whom the Street Fighter series ended with the second instalment, it looks like this will be the console for them. Rather oddly, though, there doesn't seem to be a port for a second controller, which would seem to defeat the point of so many Street Fighter games being included. Again, it's worth noting here that Capcom hasn't officially revealed the Retro Station yet. This means information like pricing could well change prior to its official announcement. It's due to launch in Japan on December 1st this year.
Will the Capcom Retro Station come to the West?
We have reason to believe it could well do so, yes. According to SiliconEra, NeoGeo Mini manufacturer Gantaku is handling production of the Capcom Retro Station. That console eventually made its way to the West, so it could be that Capcom is looking to do the same with the Retro Station. Street Fighter and Mega Man are pretty popular franchises outside of Japan, so there shouldn't be any concern about whether the games will do well. We'll bring you more on this as we get it, including any official announcements Capcom launches. Stay tuned.
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