Retail Radar: Devil May compile, Xbox 360 gets a retro stick
Listings appear for a PS2 greatest-hits set for Capcom's stylish action franchise and a premium-priced arcade stick for Microsoft's latest console.
First, the site now says that Capcom will release a Devil May Cry Greatest Hits Set for the PlayStation 2. There are no details given on the site as to what would be included in the $39.99 package, but any such compilation would be likely to include the first two Devil May Cry games and the Dante's Awakening special edition of Devil May Cry 3. GameStop expects the set to ship on October 24.
The retailer also has a listing for a new Xbox 360 "Live Arcade Retro Stick" from Mad Catz. While the retro games on Microsoft's Xbox Live Arcade service are notable for their inexpensive nature (typically $5 to download classics like Joust or Smash TV to the system), Mad Catz' upcoming arcade stick appears to be anything but.
The product listing is devoid of details outside of the $69.99 price, but it does include a tiny picture from which a few things can be discerned. While the diagram in the picture is a bit too blurry to make out clearly, it appears that one of the controller's dual analog sticks has a removable, retro-styled stick attachment. Furthermore, there seems to be a few logos suggesting that the pack will come with 100 Microsoft Points to spend in the Marketplace, a free month's subscription to Xbox Live Gold, and three of something entirely illegible (possibly free retro games?).
Finally, after an unexplained monthlong stint selling the 1600 Microsoft Marketplace Points cards for $5 above the suggested retail price, GameStop has dropped the cards back down to $19.99.
Please note, while retailer listings frequently jump the gun on publishers' product announcements, they should not be taken as final confirmation of a game's existence, nor should the absence of a listing be considered as proof that a game isn't coming to a given platform.