Monday, March 22, 2010
Okay, you do get to control American Zangief, and it'll be in a new Xbox Arcade/PSN game. Final Fight: Double Impact is a dual reboot of two classic Capcom fighters: Final Fight and Magic Sword. If you ever spent a lot of time in arcades in the early 90's, then you know what's in store here: beat up a bunch of dudes, go right, beat up more dudes, go right again, ect. It's hard to believe such a simple premise would eventually birth the Street Fighter games, but greatness can be born out of simplicity, I guess.
Anywho, back to the games. Both are getting a graphics and music overhaul, as well as some nostalgic features. Sure, you can play it normally on you TV. But, you can also go old school and play it inside a virtual cabinet, just so you can remember the smoke and booze filled arcade you crushed many an opponent in before. Let's not forget on-line co-op, as well as a drop-in feature, where you can join any game in progress. friend or stranger alike.
The game will pop onto Arcade/PSN and cost you 800 MS points/$9.99 respectively. Some neat screenshots after the jump. Also, to anyone complaining that I turned Mike Haggar into a prison rapist, let me just point out that I'm not the programmer who put in a post-op transsexual as a villan. Seriously, go look it up.