1942, Ghosts 'n Goblins, more heading to Virtual Console

Capcom rereleasing six arcade classics that also include Sonson, Black Tiger, Exed Exes, and Commando through Wii's retro game channel this winter.

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In 2008, Capcom went through a phase of revisiting a number of its arcade classics for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Counted among these releases was Super Street Fighter II Championship Edition, Commando 3, 1942: Joint Strike, and Bionic Commando. Today, Capcom announced that it will again be reviving a host of retro arcade titles, but this time, they will be coming to the Wii.

Beginning this winter, Capcom will rerelease six of its more prominent arcade classics through the Wii's Virtual Console in the US and Europe: Sonson, 1942, Ghosts 'n Goblins, Black Tiger, Exed Exes, and Commando: Wolf of the Battlefield. Capcom did not say when, in what order, or at what price these titles will be available.

Arthur returns in Ghosts 'n Goblins for the Wii.
Arthur returns in Ghosts 'n Goblins for the Wii.

First released in 1984, Sonson is a side-scrolling action platformer that follows the pursuits of the Monkey King. 1942 also saw release in 1984 and sees gamers hopping into the cockpit of a World War II-era biplane in vertically scrolling shoot-'em-up action.

Moving to 1985, Capcom's Ghosts 'n Goblins is a notoriously difficult action platformer that sees Arthur vanquishing the undead in an effort to save his beloved princess. As for vertically scrolling shoot-'em-ups, Exed Exes sees players navigating a hostile honeycomb, having taken on the aspect of a sci-fi insectoid. On the flip side, Commando presents a modern-day tale, in which a lone wolf operator shoots his way through enemy territory.

Lastly, Black Tiger is a 1987 throwback and sees players assuming the role of a barbarian on a warpath, hacking his way through legions of enemies and conquering powerful warlord bosses.

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