Konami has confirmed with Eurogamer today the release dates of the highly anticipated return of the classic arcade game, this time in home-version form. For the Xbox 360 version, an exclusive release date of December 15th, that’s next Wednesday! Then for the Playstation 3 version, TWO MONTHS AFTER. What in the world? That is just crazy talk. That puts it in February of 2011, prices on either version are not yet confirmed. Backbone Entertainment studio is leading the production of this game, so it should run fabulously.
For those of you that don’t remember (or weren’t alive yet?) this is a game that basically used to be in every single arcade in the world, a giant machine with six joysticks and sets of buttons allowing you and your friends to concurrently control Cyclops, Colossus, Dazzler, Nightcrawler, Storm and Wolverine. The game appears to be basically identical to the original arcade release, containing all the dastardly villains as bosses: Pyro, Blob, Wendigo, Mystique, White Queen, Juggernaught and Magneto.
This game was part of a multiplayer trend almost two decades ago that also included games like The Simpsons, and Ninja Turtles in Time, basically all of which were completely amazing games – just so long as you were actually in the arcade playing them.
Will this particular oldie stay strong on consoles? We’ll see.