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Blizzard Arcade Collection Brings The Lost Vikings, Rock N Roll Racing, Blackthrone To New Platforms Today

Three of Blizzard's earliest games are coming to modern platforms in one collection.


Blizzard is bringing three of its earliest games to modern platforms in one package. During the BlizzConline opening ceremony, the publisher unveiled the Blizzard Arcade Collection, a digital compilation featuring The Lost Vikings, Rock N Roll Racing, and Blackthorne--and it launches today.

The Blizzard Arcade Collection runs for $20 and will be available to purchase digitally on PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch starting today, February 19. The collection is also playable on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S through backwards compatibility.

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According to Blizzard, each of the three games in the Arcade Collection comes in its original form as well as an additional "definitive" edition that features modern touch-ups. These upgrades vary by title; the definitive edition of Rock N Roll Racing, for instance, adds environmental effects and supports up to four players, while the definitive edition of Blackthorne features an additional area.

On top of that, all of the games boast a handful of modern conveniences, including save states, the ability to rewind gameplay, and filters. You can check out the reveal trailer for the Blizzard Arcade Collection above.

On PC, the Blizzard Arcade Collection will be included in the company's Celebration Collection item bundles. Those who have already purchased one of the bundles will automatically receive the Arcade Collection at no additional cost. The Celebration Collections also give you access to items for a number of Blizzard's other games, including World of Warcraft, Overwatch, and Hearthstone.

There were a lot of other announcements during the BlizzConline opening ceremony. You can check out all of the biggest news in our BlizzCon announcements roundup, as well as the full schedule of this weekend's panels.

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