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Konami's X-Men Arcade Beat 'Em Up Coming To PSN, XBLA

I swear to God, if you take Wolverine from me I will break your back.

One of the few stories to slip out of New York Comic-Con last week shouldn't come as too much of a shocker: X-Men, Konami's 1992 coin-op beat 'em up, is coming to PSN and Xbox Live Arcade, Marvel Comics said during a panel. This beaut was rife for a rerelease. 
 
Marvel didn't talk release window or pricing at the panel, but a trailer shown did dispense a couple of details worth leaving in your skull. Foremost, it appears as if Marvel will be leaving the core game alone: its exclusive character selection, over-the-top play, and funky music will be retained. The lone extra feature confirmed via video was the inclusion of drop-in and drop-out co-op, meaning you'll be given the option to play with five other people on-screen, just like in the arcade version. (Via Ars Technica
 

 The original version. Dibs on Wolverine. Seriously.

On the local support front, there will be differences between platforms. The PSN edition of the game will allow six people to play at the same time, while the XBLA version will only allow four, though, it'll have the option of adding two more dudes online via Live.

Pricing was also not a topic of discussion, but if you were like me, well, you've already dropped enough quarters in X-Men to pay for its behemoth cabinet seventeen times over. At this point, it'd be criminal not to own a digital version of it as well, right? 
 
Here's some more shots of the original version. Man, I want this game.
 

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Posted by BradNicholson

One of the few stories to slip out of New York Comic-Con last week shouldn't come as too much of a shocker: X-Men, Konami's 1992 coin-op beat 'em up, is coming to PSN and Xbox Live Arcade, Marvel Comics said during a panel. This beaut was rife for a rerelease. 
 
Marvel didn't talk release window or pricing at the panel, but a trailer shown did dispense a couple of details worth leaving in your skull. Foremost, it appears as if Marvel will be leaving the core game alone: its exclusive character selection, over-the-top play, and funky music will be retained. The lone extra feature confirmed via video was the inclusion of drop-in and drop-out co-op, meaning you'll be given the option to play with five other people on-screen, just like in the arcade version. (Via Ars Technica
 

 The original version. Dibs on Wolverine. Seriously.

On the local support front, there will be differences between platforms. The PSN edition of the game will allow six people to play at the same time, while the XBLA version will only allow four, though, it'll have the option of adding two more dudes online via Live.

Pricing was also not a topic of discussion, but if you were like me, well, you've already dropped enough quarters in X-Men to pay for its behemoth cabinet seventeen times over. At this point, it'd be criminal not to own a digital version of it as well, right? 
 
Here's some more shots of the original version. Man, I want this game.
 

Edited by DaemonicGrim

whoop whoop. Something about X-men. 
  
edit:
honestly probably not going to be interested in this at all, but I may now take a look at more recent xmen brawlers out of a sense of nostalgia...

Edited by Luke

I have some super strong fond memories of playing this in the arcade back in the day!  

Posted by SpoonOnGuitar

Awesome!

Posted by elko84

cool.  now release simspons arcade

Posted by DeathbyYeti

whatever Nicholson, he isnt Cyclops

Posted by JoeyIA
@elko84 said:
" cool.  now release simspons arcade "
Posted by Tesla

This is good news.

Posted by Slayeric

I want this!!

Posted by madroxcide

I have a lot of memories of this game. For those that never played these in the arcades or whatever probably wont care but i'm sure there are enough of us out there that want stuff like this. I remember every place we went when i was a kid that had arcade machines i would hope they would have this one. Now like others are saying i hope they catch on and do the other cool arcade ones as well. 

Posted by Genjai

WHAT1! AWESOME!!!!

Posted by Raymayne

Some old ass news right here...get your head in the game, Nicholson.

Posted by I_smell

I wish modern X-men games were like this.

Posted by SenorTrampoline

KICK. ASS. also I barely remember this game aside from seeing it in the arcade and how cool it looked. And i agree with whoever said this, release Simpsons Arcade next. That game was so awesome;plus it's still everywhere! If you know where to look that is.

Posted by smokmnky

Poor poor Dazzler. That has to be her worse costume

Posted by Gregomasta
@DeathbyYeti said:
" whatever Nicholson, he isnt Cyclops "
Whatever you as well, neither of them are the might Colossus.
Posted by Sil3n7

I couldn't care less about comics but this game was damn fun.

Posted by BraveToaster

It would be cool if they added more playable characters, but I doubt tht will happen.

Posted by sharma55

  

  Welcome... TO DIE!
Posted by sarahsdad

Cool. I always liked that game.

Posted by MysteriousBob

Why is the 360 version only 4 player? I'm not bitching (I don't plan on getting this regardless) it just seems really random.

Posted by Vigil80

This should have happened a long, long time ago.

Posted by NekuSakuraba
@JoeyIA said:
" @elko84 said:
" cool.  now release simspons arcade "
"
Oh god, please.
Edited by Einherjan

Well, even though I said my life was complete after David Hasselhoff started following me on twitter, my life is now "completer".
 
I used to play this all the time in the arcade (besides that Simpson's arcade game).

Posted by Gabriel
@Einherjan said:
" Well, even though I said my life was complete after David Hasselhoff started following me on twitter...
Dude go off yourself now it won't get any better.
Posted by Symphony
@Raymayne said:
" Some old ass news right here...get your head in the game, Nicholson. "
From the number of people who are posting reactions to reflect that this is the first time they've heard this, there's really no reason for such criticism. Stop being a prick.
Posted by ep_driver
@Raymayne said:
"Some old ass news right here...get your head in the game, Nicholson. "

For folks like me that don't spend a lot of time checking multiple gaming sites for up to the minute game news updates, his timing works just perfectly. If you're coming to GiantBomb for the latest breaking news, look elsewhere. It's not their bread and butter.
Posted by IronScimitar

Cant wait to hit the special move button w/ Colossus.

Posted by Keavy_Rain
@MysteriousBob:  The 360 can only support four local players, whereas the PS3 can support up to seven. On 360, players five and six are via Live.
Posted by madroxcide
@MysteriousBob said:
" Why is the 360 version only 4 player? I'm not bitching (I don't plan on getting this regardless) it just seems really random. "
I don't think you can connect more than 4 controllers to 1 360. 
Edited by DukeTogo

I want to be excited for it but man these games age poorly.  Even the great Final Fight and Double Dragon (whom all of these games come from) are barely playable for more than one sitting.  These were built to eat quarters and make you die every 30 seconds to feed it.
 
I played Nightcrawler, his kick flip could be done to make it so you never got hit, and Wolverine was crap since his health didn't regenerate, so I didn't play him on principal.

Posted by deathstroke75

Give me this and the Captain America and the Avengers game.  

Posted by Chris2KLee

Probably won't live up the nostalgia, but I might be down for this. I don't know how much money I dropped on this back in the day. When I read the back breaking threat on the front page, I didn't take it seriously until I saw it was Nicholson who posted this. Now I will have nightmares for days about Brad N busting into an arcade and breaking my spine barehanded for selecting Wolverine.

Posted by Losfer

This is pretty good news.  I used to play this before bowling on Fridays.  I also enjoyed it more than bowling...  On any day.

Posted by Warchief

i loved this game when i was a kid. 

Posted by MysteriousBob
@DukeTogo said:
" I want to be excited for it but man these games age poorly.  Even the great Final Fight and Double Dragon (whom all of these games come from) are barely playable for more than one sitting.  These were built to eat quarters and make you die every 30 seconds to feed it. "
This is correct. The only brawlers that hold up are the ones made for consoles like Streets of Rage 2.
Posted by President_Barackbar

Guess we can all "WELCOME TO DIE!" now.

Posted by baron_calamity

And it isn't available for gameroom.

Posted by Warchief
@baron_calamity said:
"

And it isn't available for gameroom.

"
nah i think the want people to buy / play it aside from Jeff. 
Posted by FunExplosions

What the hell is a Dazzler? Oh, okay. That explains it. 
 
P.S. Night Crawler owns all.

Posted by Liono88

Nostalgia

Posted by Einherjan
@Gabriel: Unless they release that Simpsons game.
Posted by Tordah

Never played this game, but this seems like something they should put out on Game Room if they were serious about that...

Posted by Ronald

Finally, I can play as Dazzler in her blue skin tight outfit with awesome brown jacket. I remember playing through with every character on the six controller cabinet at Putt Putt. Although the six controllers made controlling it strange for some of them, as the directions for every stick were the same direction but the side controllers you had to stand sideways for.

Posted by Landon

Cool beans.

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Posted by Winsord

Neat, but I'm over Beat-em-Ups. :/

Posted by spncrrr

Oh man, gotta get some more of that Colossus action.

Posted by tgammet

I'd love to get this (at the right price). We will see how that goes.

Posted by MasterSwanny

This was the first arcade game I ever beat, played NightCrawler and was playing w/ a colossus. Best 15 bucks i have ever spent

Posted by Onigenko

Come, X-Chicken!

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