In celebration of Blizzard Leisure’s 30th anniversary, we’ve recharged three of the very first video games we ever developed — bringing ahead all of the historical past, arduous work, and love that went into making them — and added just a few extras. So, hearth up the time machine and dive into the Blizzard Arcade Collection, accessible as we speak on the Xbox Retailer! This commemorative assortment contains The Misplaced Vikings, Rock N Roll Racing, and Blackthorne — every faithfully reproduced for Xbox One and Xbox Collection X|S.
The Misplaced Vikings
Three vibrant Vikings — Erik the Swift, Baleog the Fierce, and Olaf the Stout — have been kidnapped by the alien tyrant, Tomator. Assist these momentarily misplaced marauders slash, smash, and clear up their manner by way of difficult puzzles to flee Tomator’s mysterious spaceship and get again dwelling safely.
Rock N Roll Racing
Put your driving expertise to the take a look at within the raddest race within the universe. Shred your manner throughout a whole lot of galactic tracks, then tune up your trip with all of the mines, missiles, and leap jets you’ll want to crush the competitors and get area wealthy. It’s a rock ‘n roll rush you received’t overlook.
Step into the boots of Kyle “Blackthorne” Vlaros — mercenary, long-lost Prince of the planet Tuul, and one imply mullet-rocking machine. With brute energy, animal crafty, and a trusty shotgun, battle your manner by way of terrifying monsters and goblin hordes to defeat the evil Sarlac and free the Androthi individuals.
Stage Up the Legacy
The Blizzard Arcade Assortment contains two authentic editions of every recreation, recreating the expertise of what it was prefer to play The Misplaced Vikings, Rock N Roll Racing, and Blackthorne once they have been first launched on console methods within the 1990s (however with some much-needed fashionable conveniences like saving, loading, and rewinding).
It additionally incorporates new definitive editions of every recreation, combining all of the content material from the unique editions and offering extra upgrades like enhanced native multiplayer for The Misplaced Vikings, new songs and artist performances for Rock N Roll Racing, a stage map for Blackthorne, localization for 13 languages, and extra.
And at last, there’s the museum — a literal library of artifacts from these video games’ preliminary improvement and launch, together with idea artwork and field artwork, in addition to behind-the-scenes bonuses like dev interviews, recreation lore, and authentic soundtracks.
Let the Nostalgia Start
We hope you get pleasure from enjoying these classics as a lot as we did engaged on them, then and now. The Blizzard Arcade Collection is offered as we speak on Xbox One and Xbox Collection X|S through backward compatibility, each as a standalone recreation or included in The Blizzard 30-Year Celebration Collection (which additionally gives epic, anniversary-themed in-game gadgets for Overwatch and Diablo III).