Konami to bring X-Men Arcade to PSN, XBLA

Marvel and Konami announce 1992 side-scrolling beat 'em up classic is coming to home consoles; release date TBA.

It's been a busy time for Marvel during this week’s New York Comic Con. The publisher kicked off the show by revealing new characters in the Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds roster, before making yet another surprise announcement during its official panel presentation yesterday.

T.Q. Jefferson with Marvel Games took to the stage to reveal Konami’s classic side-scrolling arcade title X-Men will soon be making its way to the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade. Jefferson said the home console port will also be handled by Konami and will feature an online drop-in, drop-out co-op mode, as well as allow players to creature custom matchups. However, those hoping for more characters will be disappointed: It appears the new version will retain the original’s six character cap, which includes: Cyclops, Colossus, Wolverine, Storm, Nightcrawler, and Dazzler.

In the original beat 'em up title, the objective for players was to stop villain Magneto from destroying civilization by fighting their way through waves of supervillians including Pyro, Blob, Wendigo, The White Queen, and Mystique and continuing on to a rescue mission on Island M before the final battle on Magneto's base of Asteroid M.

Jefferson also revealed the PSN and XBLA version of X-Men will allow players to tweak the difficulty setting, which should come as a relief to most.

No date or release window for the title was given. Stay tuned to GameSpot for more information on X-Men.

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lionclaw20
lionclaw20

"I am Magneto Master of magnet."

SammyJJ63
SammyJJ63

They also need to release the Die hard acarde game

ThePhantomGamer
ThePhantomGamer

Now they need to release The Simpsons arcade game, and I'll never leave the house.

huyckb04
huyckb04

I'm tired of checking for a release date every day. WHEN'S IT COMING OUT????

NYGiantsfan1029
NYGiantsfan1029

Awesome that this is coming out. I dont remmeber the last time I even saw this in an arcade. Now they should put the Simpson's arcade on the network

ozzman69th
ozzman69th

i already preordered this game its goin to be great effin great

hunter8man
hunter8man

The game that consumed most of my quarters along with Killer Instinct and The Simpsons is finally coming out. Hallelujah!

Henninger
Henninger

Its about time!!!!!! I've been waiting 4 this game 4 a long, LONG, LONG, time. I cant wait 2 play this game again. I almost bought a 6 player coin-op off of ebay just cuz this game wuznt out on console. Im glad i didnt cuz i dont have anywhere 2 put it lol!!! & i agree with scatterbrain007 when he said that they should bring Captain America & The Avengers & Aliens vs. Predator 2 xbl & psn. The former is very hard & to this day i havent beaten it. The latter is just a great game period.

jmartinez1983
jmartinez1983

I'm in for 5 bucks, anymore and forget it. Great game, but I dumped way too much money into the coin-op version already.

plm3d_basic
plm3d_basic

A lot of these arcade classics are free on the internet as mame rom. You just have to know where to find them.

scatterbrain007
scatterbrain007

This is EXCELLANT. Maybe Captain America and the Avengers will be next? Which is another great beat'em up by them. Hopefully Capcom will follow suit with Aliens vs. Predator (quite possibly the greatest beat'em up ever created) and their Dungeons and Dragons franchises.

BloodMist
BloodMist

With full online co-op, this could be the best DLC game of all time.It'll definitely be up there.

Jshaw71
Jshaw71

this would be awesome, with online play and maybe a few more playable mutants, i have been waiting for this day, for a long, long, time... thank konami for listening, or atleast acting to revive this great arcade game from your past :)

Philly1UPer
Philly1UPer

YES! I remember being 11 years old and being amazed by seeing a 6 player Arcade Cabinet. Gonna wreck it with Wolverine...I think Nightcrawler was in this game as well.

ZabuzaR
ZabuzaR

I honestly spent around $50 in quarters to play this game with friends back in the day... I am going to get this for sure!

Neogenic
Neogenic

Excellent. The sidescrolling beat em up games of old were awesome! I might get this. Hope they bring out the TMNT and Simpsons games too.

cruandrew
cruandrew

Since 1992 .. Now 2010 going on 2011... can't update visuals/add new characters ..... WoW

capmantay14
capmantay14

I use to love jumping on downed enemies with 'Crawler. Total Yes-ness!!

smoman5000
smoman5000

im there. totally buying this DL

MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

This is good news, I liked these kinds of arcade games back in the day, X-Men, Simpsons, TMNT it was all good stuff.

mrzero1982pt2
mrzero1982pt2

@SicklySunStorm final fight has been out for a while man! ITS AWESOME @nightshift2032 killer instinct is a joint production between rare, nintendo and midway, if it happens, it will be yearrrrrrrrrrs from now. and @lowkey254, the game is for 6 players. there are 6 characters. that is what it was known for and why it was popular. so no, i think you are wrong.

m_lw
m_lw

anyone remember Captin american and the avengers??

IrshDrkWlf
IrshDrkWlf

This is pretty sweet, Simpsons Arcade and all the TMNT arcade titles will be great, also a suggestion Alien vs. Predator arcade(beat `em up) this was a good, 2 predators & 2 humans. Now I just hope that the WB rumor about MK arcade HD collection is true, WB you may end up being my favorite large publisher.

PenguinIzzy
PenguinIzzy

Is the co-op online? A possibly stupid question, but I must know!

bottomdollar
bottomdollar

yes. Yes! YES!!! And gametrailers revealed it will be 6 player CO-OP! Whoever was listening to us, keep it up. Not sounding greedy but please finish your retro arcade games by bringing us The Simpson Arcade game... Good News ALL AROUND!!!

SicklySunStorm
SicklySunStorm

Absolutely brilliant news. All I need now is Simpsons Arcade and Final Fight Arcade to go along with it, and I shall be a very happy man.

hotdiddykong
hotdiddykong

sound cool, but they should atleast remake it like turtles in time!

Sirbobislost
Sirbobislost

Awesome news for everyone i managed to pick up the arcade machine with this game on £100 well worth it

Taxonomy
Taxonomy

Wicked Sick I havent played that game in years listen game makers, bring back more classics i will gladly shell out 1200 points for this beat em ups can never die now bring the AvP beat em up first Radiant SilverGun now this time to get points today

Dawg9000
Dawg9000

@elancion The game doesn't need an update.

elancion
elancion

what a waste, no upgrades/updates of any kind. definitely not worth my Xbox live points.

nightshift2032
nightshift2032

Where is killer instinct? when are they going to get this i want KI

exedor3
exedor3

I hope they don't change the voice samples in this version. Magneto's "Welcome to die!!!" and "I am Magneto: master of magnet!!!" never stops being funny.

leeko_link
leeko_link

Awesome, I was wondering though will this be the 4-Players co-op version or the 6-Players co-op version?

TrueIori
TrueIori

Simpson game next please :)

mission76
mission76

The TMNT, X-Men, and the Simpson games were pretty much the same game with different sprites! I remember the X-Men game fondly and will probably pick it up. I would also like the see the GI Joe Arcade game, anyone remember that one?

lextexrex
lextexrex

I'm sure I've put in more quarters to this game than it's gonna be worth on the stores. Definite buy!

Arlinath
Arlinath

Please tell me that they aren't changing the hilarious sound clips.

NightRain
NightRain

Hell yes!! It's finally coming!! :D

akiwak
akiwak

I spent many a quarter on this game at the local malls. Looks like I will again be spending a set amount of quarters to keep this game for a lifetime!!!!

jonq504
jonq504

Childhood bliss. Bought!

lookin_boy
lookin_boy

nice, ive been hoping this would happen soon enough ^^

gshell
gshell

OH WOW!!!! that is fantastic news.....so glad to see these legendary publishers opening up their library of arcade games....