KONAMI and Marvel Reach into the Retro Vault and Revive the Classic
Side-Scrolling Arcade Brawler Just in Time for the Holiday Season .
Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., and Marvel Entertainment announced
today that X-Men Arcade is coming to PlayStation®Network and Xbox LIVE
Arcade for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from
Microsoft this year. Developed by Backbone Entertainment, this first
ever home version of the popular 1992 cabinet arcade classic allows
players to join their favorite X-Men characters in what is widely
considered their first great video game appearance.
In X-Men Arcade, Cyclops, Colossus, Dazzler, Nightcrawler, Storm and
Wolverine unite to use their special powers to save mankind from the
Brotherhood of Evil Mutants and other terrible threats. Players will
have to fight off hundreds of Sentinels, along with Super Villains such
as Pyro, the Blob, Wendigo, Nimrod, the White Queen, Juggernaut and
Mystique, as they battle their way to Island M to take down the Master
of Magnetism, Magneto, and save Kitty Pryde and Professor Xavier.
X-Men Arcade brings the fun and excitement of the hit arcade game to
next-generation consoles as players can engage in multiplayer action
with 1-4 players supported locally and 1-6 players supported online.
Online Drop-in multiplayer is activated, allowing anyone to jump in on
the battle at any time. High-definition heads-up displays, menus and
local/online leaderboards have also been integrated to track statistics
Players will be able to select the Custom Match Mode that will allow
them to choose the kind of session they would like to join by setting
the amount of players, difficulty and what level to start in to create a
truly unique online experience. Players will also have the ability to
select the Create Match Mode where they can establish themselves as the
host and have the ability to control incoming players, number of
players, difficulty setting, and starting level to have complete veto
power over the match. For players looking for the ultimate X-Men
challenge, multiple difficulty modes will also be available.
"Just like with our comics, Marvel has a rich history of great video
games, and we’re happy to play our part with Konami in reintroducing
this classic to fans of all ages," said Seth Lehman, Vice President of
Digital Licensing for Marvel. "Fans have been clamoring for X-Men Arcade
to hit consoles for 18 years now, and we’re confident they’ll find this
re-release was worth the wait. The game looks and plays exactly like we
remember it – all without the added worries of being low on quarters
when you’re closing in on Magneto."
X-Men Arcade is slated to release in Fall 2010 for the PlayStation
Network and Xbox LIVE Arcade. For assets and information on the game,
please visit: www.konami.com.