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All Articles: Midway Arcade Origins
It’s the second week of November and that means that Activision is finally ready to release Call of Duty: Black Ops II for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. A Vita-exclusive spinoff, Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified, will also be available in stores this week.
If the future warfare of the biggest first person shooter series on the planet doesn’t sway you, there are plenty of other family-friendly options this week including Lego Lord of the Rings (PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360), Paper Mario: Sticker Star (3DS), Scribblenauts Unlimited (3DS), and Wonderbook: Book of Spells (PS3).
And if you’re looking for something as far removed from Call of Duty as possible, might I suggest the Midway Arcade Origins compilation for the PS3 and Xbox 360. It contains over 30 games, including classics such as Rampage, Joust, and Smash TV, which was cruelly pulled from the Xbox Live Arcade a few years back and is now available on HD systems once again.
Even more new releases can be found after the break. (more…)
The Verge has gotten their hands on the complete game list for this November’s Midway Arcade Origins. It looks like we can all rest easy as Smash TV has made the cut along with 30 other games. This collection just went from a “maybe” to a “must buy!”
Here’s all 31 games that will be included in the compilation, which will be available in stores for the PS3 and 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.