Capcom’s most recent foray into the mobile world with Mega Man Mobile, didn’t go over so well. Critics cited finicky touch controls and lag chief among its launch day issues. Hopefully, with their most recent offerings, Capcom will step up their game.
Today, Capcom announced that it will be bringing four classic arcade games to iOS and Android devices in the coming months. No exact dates are given. According to the press release, all four games will maintain the fidelity of the originals. Each will be playable in two modes: Classic or Casual. Some of the games will offer the ability to remap the controls. There will also be global leader boards for all four titles.
Here are the four games Capcom is releasing for mobile devices:
*The images are from the arcade versions of these games, not the mobile versions*
- 1942 Mobile – This vertically scrolling shoot ’em up tasks players with battling through the entire enemy fleet. Shoot down enemy planes, avoid enemy fire and perform rolls and loops to avoid certain death in this epic retro nail-biter.
- Ghosts‘N Goblins Mobile – Return to the days of yesteryear in this famously difficult action-platformer. As Sir Arthur, you must battle against demons and undead in order to rescue the princess Prin-Prin.
- Ghouls’N Ghosts Mobile – Better, bigger and more beloved, this legendary side scrolling platformer pick up where Ghost ‘n Goblins ends.
- Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando Mobile – Armed with a sub-machine gun and a limited supply hand grenades, players battle through legions of enemy troops in this classic vertical scrolling shooter.
For now, that’s all the information we have on Capcom’s latest mobile adventures. It’s a safe bet that these games won’t be free-to-play as well (though no official statement was made, and as of publishing I haven’t heard back.), so expect to spend some money. Will you geeks be picking up any of these games? I’ve always been partial to 1942 myself. Let us know which, if any, of these games pique your interest.
UPDATE: A rep from Capcom got back to me; Each game will cost $2.99USD.