Three-game pack includes enhancements and extras
Blizzard has released Arcade Collection, a three-game digital collection for PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and next-gen consoles via backwards compatibility.
The classic bundle includes Blizzard games The Lost Vikings, Rock N Roll Racing, and Blackthorne. The games come in their original editions and also upgraded Definitive Editions, with each version featuring custom key mapping and the ability to rewind up to 10 seconds.
The original editions of The Lost Vikings and Blackthorne also include “watch mode,” which lets players watch a playthrough of the game and jump in to take control at any point.
The ability to save progress anywhere is also included in all versions of each game, with the exception of the Definitive Edition of Rock N Roll Racing. There’s also a selection of bonus materials including game art, development assets, unused content, lore, interviews, and more.
“The Lost Vikings, Rock N Roll Racing, and Blackthorne ultimately made it possible for us to go on to create Warcraft®, Diablo®, and StarCraft®, so we thought the Blizzard Arcade Collection would be a fun and fitting way to look back at our roots as a company,” said J. Allen Brack, president of Blizzard Entertainment.
“Many Blizzard gamers around the world fondly remember their time with these games and have often asked us to bring them back for modern platforms, so we’re thrilled to not only do so with this release, but to amp up the experience with new features and functionality available for the first time in each game.”