X-Men: The Arcade Game dated for 360, PS3

[UPDATE] Marvel's merry mutants make Xbox Live Marketplace bow December 15; Sony sets PlayStation Network debut for December 14, reveals $10 price point.

It has been 18 years since Konami's six-player X-Men first hit arcades, and now the game is finally ready to come home. In an interview with GameFocus, a Konami representative confirmed that the Xbox 360 version of the game will launch December 15, with the PlayStation 3 edition available starting December 26.

Fun fact: Dazzler was the Jubilee of the '70s and '80s.

As in the original arcade game, players will get to pick from the mutant supergroup's roster and take on Magneto's Brotherhood of Evil Mutants to save the world. The game features Cyclops, Wolverine, Colossus, Nightcrawler, Storm, and Dazzler as playable heroes and features a veritable army of villainy, including the Sentinels, Pyro, Blob, Mystique, and Juggernaut.

X-Men: The Arcade Game will support up to four in local multiplayer and a full six-player complement in online action. The game will also support leaderboards and arcade-style drop-in multiplayer online, so friends can join in at any point. Additionally, players hosting games online can set the number of allowed players, the difficulty, and the starting level to tailor the experience to their tastes.

The port is being handled by Backbone Entertainment, which has considerable experience making downloadable versions of old games. The Emeryville, California-based studio has previously released downloadable versions of Marvel vs. Capcom 2, Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, and Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix. It also developed Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection, a compilation of 40 games from Sega's 16-bit system, for the Xbox 360 and PS3.

[UPDATE 12/9]: Sony disputed the Konami rep's PS3 release date today in a post to the official PlayStation Twitter account. According to the post, "Despite what you may have read, Konami's X-Men Arcade will be hitting the PSN next Tuesday, Dec 14, for $9.99."

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SolidTy
SolidTy

 I love how some moderator is cruising around deleting my comments in many, many articles. It's like the years of information and ownage pissed them off, lol.

KabutoRyder
KabutoRyder

I have the TMNT game and recall putting sooooo much money into the X-Men game, until I got to where I could beat it with $2 every time with Colossus. Now...Simpsons. Make it happen!! And Someone mentioned Sunset Riders...HELL YES!!! Make it happen!!!

Hero254
Hero254

@SolidTy: Well, I went to IGN's X-Men arcade game information and it said up to 6 players offline on the ps3 version.

captainwonton
captainwonton

Am I missing something? right now on the 360 release date it says december 15 2011, is that accurate? or someone at gamespot screwed up?

Hero254
Hero254

@SolidTy Don't worry, X-Men arcade will have 6-players offline for the ps3 version. It's all good because they are the few people that actually remember that PS3 can support up to 7 controllers like u mentioned. XBLA only supports 4 players offline. Both support 6 players online. I'm getting the game this week!

tremor33
tremor33

This game was sick. I'm copping it first day :)

DrunkMonkeyFist
DrunkMonkeyFist

I actually remember playing this game at the Arcade..it was on a 3 monitor machine..nostalgia :)

StringerBellRIP
StringerBellRIP

Can we please get The Simpsons arcade game re-released? What the hell are they waiting for?

TheArcade
TheArcade

@SolidTy: Where is it that you heard PSN version can't support 6-Players? Source please?

turtlebird95
turtlebird95

Looks cool. Might buy it if I have some spare cash by then.

Henninger
Henninger

@HawkZero I forgot all about that Spider-Man The Video Game 4 the Sega Genesis. Wow i remeber that now. Yea ur right we need that back. Come on Sega make it happen.

IrshDrkWlf
IrshDrkWlf

@chicknfeet I forgot he was actually in that game, that was such an Ikari Warriors style game. @mrzero1982pt2 You are right about their powers being used differently, but they are actually the type of power and often they are regarded as useless. Their powers allow them to project and manipulate light Dazzler by sound and Jubilee by fireworks. I personally did not have a problem with these two as their powers could be useful to the team every now and then. @diegomode You are right in that aspect where Kitty Pride was very similar to Jubilee when it came to learning to control her abilities.

TheArcade
TheArcade

@Tony-Baxter: Agreed. I enjoy the original Arcade version of Turtles In Time with all the music and sound effects intact, 2D art way more than the updated 3D remake. It didn't feel very nostalgic IMO. Infact me and my friends were playing it yesterday and we hated it. Made us actually go back to playing the original Arcade at our local Laundromat.

TheArcade
TheArcade

Is the PS3 version going to have 6-Players locally? That'd be sweet.

ThePhantomGamer
ThePhantomGamer

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bangtime
bangtime

@Tony-Baxter: if you have xbox live, TMNT and Turtles in Time are already available. On black Friday Turtles in Time was for sale for $2.00 and the graphics were updated. For PSN, i don't know. Definitely need The Simpson's game too.

singhellotaku
singhellotaku

sweet! now if only we could get the old simpsons arcade too.

Tony-Baxter
Tony-Baxter

The original Turtles in Time should come on Xbl/PSN aswell.

spydayx1
spydayx1

Some people have what we call a arcade emulator better known as M.A.M.E one emulator can have 5,000 arcade games on it and out of those 5,000 arcade games this title just happens to be one of those 5,000, mame can be played free on your computer, oh but wow there finally going to put this little bad boy out on the Playstation Network and X-box live that's incredible gee I wonder if they will redue the art work like what was done with Double Dragon since there taking so long to release a game thats been around since the 80's and 90's.

howie1926
howie1926

Finally. Was wondering when they were going to do have it ready.

blackace
blackace

This is a day one download for me. Took them long enough.

Vambran
Vambran

Looking forward to playing this game for the first time.

diegomode
diegomode

@IrshDrkWlf You have a point in there. But I mentioned KP because she was a young girl learning how to manage her powers (with a little help from Logan) just like Jubilee. But you're right: Jubilee and Dazzler both have the same powers.

micdnels628
micdnels628

I loved this game growing up...I can't wait.

maximumbarmage
maximumbarmage

I wouldn't get too excited folks, this game has not aged well. Even with a HD shine, there's no disguising that terrible collision detection.

Phased_Endo
Phased_Endo

nice, this should bring back some good memories :D

venomdeo
venomdeo

@Frost259 I agree Simpson Arcade game was great. I have been saying it would be A blast online and new HD also.To be honest it will probably not happen which is A huge shame.

MIA_Philly
MIA_Philly

at first they said on the ps3 6 people could play locally now its just online? BOOOOOOO

mrzero1982pt2
mrzero1982pt2

@IrshDrkWlf no. dazzler can make light from sound, primarily vibrations. she has made constructs (holograms) before (read many x-men books to see this) jubilee could make her fireworks any time she pleased. 2 different things, my man.

Mozillla
Mozillla

not coming to wii....should we be surpised

Frost259
Frost259

Awesome... Now if we can get the simpsons game were good to go.

chibi-acer
chibi-acer

"Welcome to die!" Can't wait. :D

B-boy
B-boy

arcade i like to see is sunset riders, turtles in time, and vendata

chicknfeet
chicknfeet moderator

@IrshDrkWlf - no, actually Colossus was in the original X-Men game on the Nintendo back in 1989. So this would be his second appearance.

chicknfeet
chicknfeet moderator

Awesome! Now on to the next game - The Simpsons!

shaun_ofda_dead
shaun_ofda_dead

@macca366 You're on. Loser gets Cyclops. @The-Longshot Call me when you get that machine, I am so with you on that. I am so excited, this game comes out on the day of my last final. What a sunny horizon to an otherwise bleak week. To anyone that is into the co-op feature, send me a game invite, I am not picky about characters! And next I would like the Avengers game, followed by the Punisher arcade and then Aliens vs Predator arcade game. Does anybody know if there will be a Sunset riders arcade release? Konami should get on this, there IS a market for these kind of games.

HawkZero
HawkZero

But I guess we wont see a remake of either of avengers or spiderman, they were done by data east and sega respectively. If it was all Konami maybe it could've happened

HawkZero
HawkZero

@ Henninger Im not talking about maximum carnage, there was another side scoll spiderman arcade game that included hawkeye, black cat, and sub namor as playable characters

The-Longshot
The-Longshot

awwwwweeesoommme. I want the real life arcade machine (cabinet) of this one!

bottomdollar
bottomdollar

SWEET! Old school arcarde gamin at its FINEST!!!

gskywalker09
gskywalker09

Awesome!!! Was waiting around for them to release this game!!! I also would'nt mind the Punisher Arcade game too!!!!

Talldude80
Talldude80

this is the best part "X-Men: The Arcade Game will support up to four in local multiplayer and a full six-player complement in online action" Pure awesomeness...... =)

THE_BIONIC_ARM
THE_BIONIC_ARM

oh man first nba jam now xmen! the classics return! this is so awesome!!!

MaNiKore
MaNiKore

I spent so much money on this game in the arcade, before that it was TMNT (what they kinda released) and before that it was DD2. What they also should try to bring out again

Henninger
Henninger

@ HawkZero Yes i remember those games. I still havent beat the Avengers game. That game is hard as h**l. I beat Maximum Carnage but that took me awhile. I cant wait 4 this game. Its been so long & this is my favorite X-Men game so i'll b getting this day 1.