Midway Arcade Origins brings 30 arcade classics to PS3, Xbox 360

Warner Bros. Games has finally decided to tap into the massive Midway back catalog they acquired in 2009 with a new compilation titled Midway Arcade Origins. The collection is being developed by Backbone Entertainment (but then, aren’t they all?) for the PS3 and Xbox 360 and will be released in November with a retail price of $29.99.

Midway Arcade Origins will include 30 games from the company’s heyday including Gauntlet, Rampage, Joust, Spy Hunter, Defender, and Marble Madness. A similar package, titled Midway Arcade Treasures, was released for the GameCube, PS2, and Xbox in 2003. That collection included the six aforementioned games as well as Sinistar, Root Beer Tapper, Smash TV, Robotron 2084, Paperboy, and many others. Coincidentally, it was also developed by Backbone Entertainment, so I’d expect a similar set of games to be included in Midway Arcade Origins.

Each arcade title will include Achievement/Trophy support and local multiplayer options along with online leaderboards.

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