If you used to haunt arcades "back in the day" then you might be pleasantly surprised by what Majesco has announced today. Early in 2010, you'll be able to buy Data East Arcade Classics
. This is a Wii-exclusive that will retail for a budget price of $20.
Included on the disk will be BurgerTime and its sequel Peter Pepper's Ice Cream Factory, Caveman, Burnin' Rubber and more. What makes it even better is that it's not just a repackaging of classic titles. Majesco tells us that all 15 games will support single player, 2-player head-to-head, or 2-player co-op play. You'll be able to control the games using a variety of Wii-compatible controllers.
Read the full release for some more titles and details. You can bet more information on Data East Arcade Classics
will be forthcoming.
Side note: I noticed in the press release that shares of Majesco stock are traded on Nasdaq. Can you guess what symbol they have? MJCO? No, COOL
. That's awesome.
MAJESCO ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES
'DATA EAST ARCADE CLASSICS' FOR Wii™
Collection Includes 15 All-Time Favorite Video Games at an Amazing Value
EDISON, N.J., October 1, 2009 - Relive the glory days of video games without the pocketful of quarters as Majesco Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: COOL), an innovative provider of video games for the mass market, today announced Data East Arcade Classics for Wii™. Licensed by G-Mode and developed by G1M2, this timeless compilation features 15 arcade favorites with full multiplayer support for only $19.99.
Players can now enjoy some of the best shooter, sports, puzzle and twitch action video games ever created in one convenient package. Data East Arcade Classics features 15 nostalgic titles, including: BurgerTime and its sequel, Peter Pepper's Ice Cream Factory, Bad Dudes vs. Dragon Ninja, Burnin' Rubber, Heavy Barrel, Caveman Ninja, Magical Drop III, Side Pocket and many more. The collection keeps the classics intact but also includes special updates for the modern gamer: players can link their high scores to their Mii™ and accomplish 75 different goals across the games that let them unlock a wealth of bonus material, from soundtracks to bezels. Finally, all 15 games support single player and 2-player head-to-head or co-operative multiplayer along with Wii Remote™ and Nunchuk, Classic Controller or GameCube controller functionality.
Data East Arcade Classics for Wii is expected to release in early 2010 for a SRP of $19.99. For additional information about Majesco's exciting line of products, please visit www.majescoentertainment.com.
About Majesco Entertainment Company
Majesco Entertainment Company is a provider of video games for the mass market. Building on more than 20 years of operating history, the company is focused on developing and publishing a wide range of casual and family oriented video games on leading console and portable systems. Product highlights include Cooking Mama and Cake Mania 2 for Nintendo DS, and Cooking Mama World Kitchen and Jillian Michaels' Fitness Ultimatum 2009 for Wii. The company's shares are traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol: COOL. Majesco is headquartered in Edison, NJ and has an international office in Bristol, UK. More information about Majesco can be found online at www.majescoentertainment.com. @Majesco is on twitter at www.twitter.com/majesco
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