Although Capcom has been keeping incredibly busy with the success of Resident Evil 7, it appears as though the company still has plenty of other plans on the go. The publisher has confirmed that it has four more mobile titles planned for release, with each acting as a re-release of a classic game from the Capcom archives.
As revealed by the official Capcom Mobile Twitter page, mobile gamers will soon be able to play mobile versions of 1942, Commando, Ghost ‘N Goblins, and Ghouls ‘N Ghosts. The games all make up a historical part of Capcom’s arcade library, and retro game enthusiasts will no doubt remember the fantastic – if sometimes extremely frustrating – gameplay of Ghost ‘N Goblins and Ghouls ‘N Ghosts quite vividly. Meanwhile, 1942 and Commando both offer up a different take on the top-down shooter, and were hugely successful upon initial release.
At the moment, no specific release window has been confirmed, aside from the fact that the Capcom games will see release within the next few months. Those interested in finding out more, however, can sign up for the Capcom Classics Pre-Registration List, which will advise once the games become available.
Capcom has also advised as to how the games will make use of the benefits of mobile play. Apparently, the games will make use of touch-screen mechanics in some game modes, but while still maintaining the “fidelity of the originals.” Meanwhile, the games will offer up options such as auto-fire for players who want it, and the titles will also include leaderboards against other users.
The news of these mobile re-releases means that Capcom is continuing its recent determination to break the mobile market. Prior to these four games, the company had also released the first six Mega Man games to mobile, although the reception to the mobile ports of the Blue Bomber’s adventures were less than sympathetic. In particular, gamers were quick to criticize the controls of the games, with a lack of precision cited as a main complaint.
With that in mind, fans of Ghouls ‘N Ghosts and Ghost ‘N Goblins may be a little hesitant to get too excited. After all, the games were difficult enough with precise controls, so will require similarly tight controls to work well on mobile. Hopefully, this revival of a beloved Capcom franchise will prove to be a good one.