Capcom Has Released New Information on Their Retro Console
About a month after a leaked retail listing, Capcom has officially revealed their upcoming mini retro console, the Retro Station. The company has launched an official website for the product, detailing the console’s features and included titles.
The retro console’s design includes a small CRT-style screen with an attached full-size joystick and buttons. The screen is a high quality 8 inch 4:3 LCD display, outputting a 1024*768 resolution. The Retro Station can also output HD quality video to a big screen via HDMI interface. It is notably inspired by Mega Man’s design with the site explaining the design ideas as:
“Spark from the MEGA MAN. The RETRO STATION comes from an elegant design which will recall you the old days and the best memory with MEGA MAN and STREET FIGHTER.”
The console will feature a couple of multiplayer options, at an additional cost. Players can pick up the Retro Station Fightstick to connect a second player to the Retro Station console, or they can pick up the PvP Dongle to connect two Retro Stations together wirelessly.
The console will feature 10 games from the Mega Man and Street Fighter franchises. Mega Man fans can look forward to Mega Man: The Power Battle, Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters, Mega Man X, Mega Man Soccer and Rockman & Forte. All of which will be available in English, with the exception of Rockman & Forte which will be the original, untranslated Super Famicom version.
Street Fighter fans can look forward to Street Fighter II, Street Fighter II’: Champion Edition, Super Street Fighter II, Super Street Fighter II Turbo, and Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo.
The Retro Station is set to be released in March, 2021 in Japan, and is available for ¥21,780 which is about $210 USD or $270 CAD. What do you think? Does the Retro Station seem to be worth the price? Let us know down in the comments, or hit us up on Twitter or Facebook.