During BlizzConline 2021, Blizzard announced the Blizzard Arcade Collection for PC and consoles, a bundle that includes three of its classic games.
During BlizzConline 2021, Blizzard Entertainment revealed Blizzard Arcade Collection, a pack of three classic titles from the studio’s 30-year history – The lost vikings, Rock n roll racing, Y Blackthorne. Before developing the seminal experiences that make up the 1994 decade Warcraft: Orcs and Humans and 1997’s Devil, Blizzard had several forgotten arcade games under its belt.
A puzzle platform game, The lost vikings first released in 1992 on the Sega Genesis and SNES. Players take on the roles of three Vikings: Erik the Swift, Olaf the Sturdy, and Baelog the Ferocious, each of whom must solve puzzles and defeat formidable enemies on their harrowing journey home. Another Sega Genesis / SNES game, Rock n roll racing released in 1993; The title allows players to experience demolition races behind the wheel of customizable cars equipped with upgradeable weapons. Months before the launch of the first Warcraft game, a brand that’s still alive and well, Blizzard shipped Blackthorne. The platformer takes place in a 2D alien world, where players take on the role of a commando named Kyle “Blackthorne” Vlaros.
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Blizzard released the Blizzard Arcade Collection during its BlizzConline 2021 broadcast earlier tonight. The pack, which is available now, is packaged in enhanced versions of The lost vikings, Rock n roll racing, Y Blackthorne. On PC, the collection is exclusive to Battle.net that users can access as part of Blizzard’s The Celebration Collection. (Unfortunately, the classic game collection will not be sold independently on PC.) Nintendo eShop, PlayStation Network and Microsoft Store users can purchase the Blizzard Arcade Collection as a standalone for $ 19.99 or as part of Blizzard 30 Years Celebration Collection. Additionally, a press release from the publisher (via Business Wire) notes that the arcade collection is in fact backward compatible with PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X | S.
Every Blizzard Arcade Collection The title presents its original version and final edition. Additionally, each version comes with custom key mapping and the ability to rewind. Clock mode for original editions of The lost vikings Y Blackthorne it serves as another bonus, allowing players to see a tour of the game and jump whenever they want. And except Rock N Roll Racing Definitive edition, each version of these classics has a manual save function.
This seems like a great package for players unfamiliar with Blizzard history before.Devil, Warcraft, Y Supervision. However, it is unfortunate that the purchase options are quite limited in some cases. Sure, console gamers can choose how they want to invest in the collection, but PC gamers don’t even have the option to purchase the arcade collection as a separate item. Whether or not this will change in the future is anyone’s guess.
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Blizzard Arcade Collection is available to purchase on Nintendo Switch, PC via the Battle.net, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One platforms.
Source: Business Wire
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