It’s coming to PC and consoles on February 19
Blizzard is always down to mine nostalgia, and they’re doing just that…thrice, today.
Live at BlizzCon 2021, the publisher has announced “The Blizzard Arcade Collection,” which is an “enhanced release” of The Lost Vikings, Rock N Roll Racing, and Blackthorne. This pack is coming tonight on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Switch (nice!), and will feature PS5 and Xbox Series X backward compatibility.
It’s $19.99, and will also be included in “The Celebration Collection” on PC, as well as the “Blizzard 30-Year Celebration Collection” on consoles. So what’s changed? Here’s a full rundown from Blizzard:
- Watch Mode – The Original Editions of The Lost Vikings and Blackthorne
include watch mode, letting players watch a playthrough of the game and jump in to take control at any point.
- Save Anywhere – With the exception of the Definitive Edition of Rock N Roll Racing, each version of the game includes the ability to save progress anywhere.
- The Museum – A digital museum is included, with an array of bonus materials, such as game art, development assets, unused content, lore, interviews, and more.
As someone who has played these games repeatedly for several decades, the latter is the one I’m most excited for. New lore and interviews for The Lost Vikings? Sign me up.