Capcom Arcade Stadium is an arcade game compilation released on February 17, 2021 for the Nintendo Switch. It was announced at the 2020 Game Awards. It was later released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC (via Steam) on May 25.
List of games
Capcom Arcade Stadium includes 1943: The Battle of Midway, with the remaining games purchasable as downloadable content (DLC). Ghosts 'n Goblins is individually downloadable. The rest are grouped as three packs of ten games, with each pack spanning a particular time period: Dawn of the Arcade (1984–1988), Arcade Revolution (1989–1992), and Arcade Evolution (1992–2001). Capcom announced that the collection will be expanded later, and invited fans to suggest ideas through Twitter.
The games run in an emulator which adds the ability to rewind gameplay, select difficulty, adjust game speed, and use nostalgic visual filters to simulate vintage arcade CRT screens. Minor graphical alterations to the Street Fighter II games are the removal of the Rising Sun Flag, and the replacement of the Flag of Hong Kong SAR with the flag of the People's Republic of China.
Pack 1:Dawn of the Arcade (’84 – ’88)
Pack 2：Arcade Revolution (’89 – ’92)
Pack 3：Arcade Evolution (’92 – ’01)
Upon the compilation's December 2020 announcement, Comic Book Resources found it to be an improvement over the 2013 predecessor Capcom Arcade Cabinet for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, by almost doubling the library. It lamented the trend of emulation "retreads" from Nintendo and Capcom: "The downside is that these companies have normalized the practice of re-selling consumers classic games every console generation, and that's a price gamers shouldn't have to pay."
Although noting that several of the games have been available in previous compilations such as Capcom Beat 'Em Up Bundle, Nintendo Life praised the selection of shoot 'em ups in the collection, which includes the console debuts of games such as Progear and 1944: The Loop Master.