Out of nowhere, a listing has appeared on Amazon Japan for a new retro machine, packed with Mega Man and Street Fighter games. What's more, it might be coming out sooner than you think.
Find all the details after the break!
At the moment of this writing, the Retro Station can't be pre-ordered and the price is not listed. However, for a brief period of time the price was listed as 21.780 yen (176€ or $209).
Amazon Japan lists a release date of December 1st. That could be a placeholder date taking into account we are one week from release, not to mention they didn't officially announce or market it.
The Retro Station will come packed with 10 games, five from the Mega Man series and five from the Street Fighter series and apparently is made by Gantaku, the company that made the NeoGeo mini.
The games are as follows:
- Mega Man: The Power Battle
- Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters
- Mega Man X
- Mega Man Soccer
- Mega Man & Bass (JAPANESE CONSOLE VERSION)
- Street Fighter II
- Street Fighter II' Champion Edition
- Super Street Fighter II
- Super Street Fighter II Turbo
- Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo
The dimensions of the station are 34 x 34 x 28.5 cm and weights 2.1 kg. It comes with an HDMI and headphone output and built-in high-quality speaker with super-heavy bass and an 8-inch large screen.
We already had the chance to play Mega Man: The Power Battle in a similar fashion when the Capcom Home Arcade was released in 2019 but this game selection, if we ignore Mega Man X and the Street Fighter games, kinda feels like a hypothetical Legacy Collection 3, doesn't it?
Let us know what you think about the Retro Station in the comments!
UPDATE: The listing has banished from Amazon Japan but we managed to grab some images that show the package.