X-Men Arcade Comes to Home Consoles, Makes Me Feel Old

Comic-Con NYC 2010 is going down right now and, true to form, there are plenty of video game related goodies for us to peruse. While I might be a bit biased here, I can say with the utmost certainty that this bit of news is the greatest to grace GamerSushi this week. Remember that old side-scrolling beat-em-up starring the X-Men? Well, Konami and Marvel are pleased to announce that this old favorite is coming to the PSN and the XBox LIVE Arcade at some point in the future. Although no date was given, the downloadable title looks to be a straight-up port, but garnished with a new feature, six player drop-in co-op! Consider me psyched! Take a look at the trailer (shot off-screen, unfortunately):

I didn’t realize that this game came out eighteen years ago, which is why I feel old. However, a brand new generation of gamers can now experience the Earth-rending difficulty that this game featured, so that’s good news. Anyone excited about this? What other old arcade classics would you like to see re-released?

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6 thoughts on “X-Men Arcade Comes to Home Consoles, Makes Me Feel Old”

  1. Well now that Playstation Move is out, I’d like some lightgun games. I can has a new Crisis Zone port? The original Time Crisis would also be nice. Actually, ALL of the Time Crisis’ (Time Crisi?) and Ghost Squad (although I can get that on the Wii if I’m desperate).
    Aw hell, if someone made a light-un compatible Silent Scope I’d jump on that in an instant.

  2. This is so awesome! Words can’t express how excited I am about this game! I’m sure I’ve already paid for the game many times over considering how many quarters I pumped into the damned thing.

    More companies need to be bringing these old arcade games to the download services. My wish list is pretty much dominated by Konami and Capcom:

    Planet Harriers (Sega)
    Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker (Sega)
    Aliens (Konami)
    The Simpsons (Konami)
    Salamander 1 & 2 (Konami)
    GI Joe (Konami)
    Alien vs Predator (Capcom)
    Knights of the Round (Capcom)
    Dungeons and Dragons: Tower of Doom and Shadow Over Mystara (Capcom)
    Strider (Capcom)
    Total Carnage (Midway)

    Man, I miss the arcades…

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