To celebrate its 30th anniversary, Blizzard has released an arcade collection comprising recharged versions of three of its earliest titles: The Lost Vikings (1992), Rock N Roll Racing (1993), and Blackthorne (1994). Long-time Blizzard fans are probably familiar with these games already, but the new package should be an eye-opener for casual followers who thought the developer’s legacy began with popular hits such as Diablo and WarCraft.
“The Blizzard Arcade Collection includes two original console releases for The Lost Vikings, Blackthorne, and Rock N Roll Racing, allowing you to experience these games as you remember them (plus a few modern features like saving and rewinding),” Blizzard wrote.
“It also contains new Definitive Editions of each game with additional upgrades like enhanced local multiplayer for The Lost Vikings and Rock N Roll Racing, new songs and artist performances for Rock N Roll Racing, a new level map for Blackthorne, localization for 12 languages, and more.”
In addition to console versions (Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One), the Blizzard Arcade Collection is available on PC as part of three Celebration Collection packages that commemorate 30 years of Blizzard games and universes. The cheapest option is the Essentials Pack, which costs $19.99 and comes with a handful of other goodies such as a Diablo III pet, five Overwatch loot boxes, 30th Anniversary portraits for StarCraft II and StarCraft: Remastered, and a coupon for 15 percent off at the Blizzard Gear store.