Arcade1Up announces two new Marvel vs. Capcom arcade cabinets
The fine folks at Arcade1Up have been producing high quality, affordable at-home arcade cabinets for quite a few years now. Today during the first day of IGN’s Summer of Gaming event, an online showcase for new games taking the place of this year’s canceled E3, they had a couple of new announcements to make. In addition to a new Ms. Pac Man cabinet, a Big Buck Hunter machine (with a working light gun!), and a Marvel Pinball machine, their biggest announcement came first!
Arcade1Up will be releasing two new arcade cabinets featuring Marvel and Capcom! The first is being called the X-Men vs. Street Fighter arcade cabinet. It will contain the following four titles; X-Men: Children of the Atom, X-Men vs. Street Fighter, Marvel vs. Capcom 1, and the side-scrolling beat em up X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse. The second, which isn’t shown on their website yet but is in the trailer is a Marvel vs. Capcom cabinet. That second cabinet will have; Marvel Super Heroes, Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter, X-Men vs. Street Fighter, Marvel vs. Capcom 1, and the side-scrolling beat ’em up Marvel Super Heroes: War of the Gems.
Each cabinet has one game previously featured in the earlier Marvel Super Heroes cabinet, but the value for these cabinets is much higher. Each cabinet also has a side-scrolling beat ’em up to complement its fighting game titles, but the Marvel vs. Capcom cabinet has five games in total as opposed to four. For me personally, the Marvel vs. Capcom cabinet is easily the better value, not just for containing more games, but having a more varied roster of titles. Plus the nostalgia factor of Marvel vs. Capcom 1 being one of my favorite games of all time. But to each their own. Each cabinet will also have a stand that you can place underneath it to raise up its height like previous cabinets. You can see the stand in some of the pictures in the trailer and on the site.
Not much is known at this time, but all these cabinets are expected to release at the end of this year. You can check out Arcade1Up’s page to sign up with your email to get notifications when more information is available. Marvel vs. Capcom is my favorite franchise of all time, and the first was my first ever fighting game so it can’t be said how much these games mean to me. I will be getting the Marvel vs. Capcom cabinet Day 1 no matter the cost. You can count on it. Also, this may be a stretch but just hear me out. Between this and the previous Marvel Super Heroes cabinet, it is clear that Marvel and Capcom have been talking with each other and are still on good terms. Both companies had to come together to agree on this. That might be good news for potential future crossovers. Time will tell… but we can all hope.