Capcom Classics Collection Vol. 2 Update
Capcom gives us an update on its next console compilation.
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Capcom Classics Collection Vol. 2 is the upcoming compilation from Capcom that features another dose of retro titles from the veteran developer's storied back catalog. The game will feature 20 titles: 1941, Avengers, Black Tiger, Block Block, Captain Commando, Eco Fighters, Knights of the Round, King of Dragons, Last Duel, Mega Twins, Magic Sword, Quiz and Dragons, Side Arms, The Speed Rumbler, Street Fighter, Super Street Fighter II Turbo, Strider, Three Wonders, Tiger Road, and Varth. If you're familiar with Capcom's PlayStation Portable incarnation of the compilation or last year's console game, this may all sound familiar; however, there've been some notable additions to the lineup, as well as some increased functionality, that helps give the game some appeal. We checked out a work-in-progress version of the PlayStation 2 game, which is looking pretty sharp.
Though we had a look at a sampling of the games in the collection, our primary focus was on a snazzy conversion of Super Street Fighter II Turbo, which ran like butter even in this early state. The arcade conversion is looking sharp and is as tough as we remember. Like all the games in the collection, SSFII Turbo will feature Xbox 360-style "achievements" that will open up bonus content--such as artwork, music, or tips--as you meet certain score or progression requirements. We also noted that Quiz and Dragons will include a new feature wherein you'll face off against familiar Capcom characters as bosses and receive special cheats when you defeat them. On the tech side of things, Capcom Classics Collection Vol. 2 will support progressive scan on both the PlayStation 2 and Xbox. A new save feature will let you save at any time during a game and then resume from that point.
Based on what we've seen so far, Capcom Classics Collection Vol. 2 is looking like a worthy successor to last year's game. The roster of titles is an excellent mix of marquee games and lesser-known titles that have a strong appeal, regardless of their notoriety. If the game can maintain the level of quality in its presentation and conversion that the last compilation did, fans should be pleased. Capcom Classics Collection Vol. 2 is currently slated to ship this fall for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox.