Blizzard Arcade Collection: Rock N Roll Racing and Lost Vikings return!

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The Lost Vikings, Blackthorne, and Rock N Roll Racing are among Blizzard's earliest works, released long before the studio became known worldwide for titles like Warcraft, Diablo, and Starcraft. To celebrate Blizzard's 30th anniversary, the developers are now bringing these three games back in a retread. As a package called the Blizzard Arcade Collection, the three classics will soon find their way to home PC, Playstation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

All three titles are available in both the classic version and the Definitive Edition. In addition, the developers have added some features to both versions that are now standard in video games, but were still dreams of the future back then. Among them, for example, the saving and loading of game saves, personalized button assignments or the ability to rewind ten seconds to master tricky parts easier (exception Rock N Roll Racing Defintiv Editon). There is also a watch mode where you can watch the game and intervene whenever you want.

Blizzard Arcade Collection: Rock N Roll Racing and the Lost Vikings return! (1) Source: Blizzard In The Lost Vikings, players take on the roles of three Vikings, Swift, Olaf, and Baelog, who must skillfully combine their abilities to solve hundreds of puzzles, defeat their enemies, and successfully complete their journey home.The Definitive Edition also brings additional levels and lets you play with up to three players locally in couch co-op.

Blizzard Arcade Collection: Rock N Roll Racing and Lost Vikings Return! (2) Source: Blizzard In Rock N Roll Racing, you'll compete against each other in futuristic vehicles in various races across the galaxy, while the grooviest soundtrack a game has ever heard plays in the background. However, it's not necessarily the fastest driver who wins, but sometimes also the most accurate. Because your racers are equipped with rockets, mines and all kinds of other tools. In addition, you choose not only the type of vehicle, but also one of the different drivers, who all come with different talents. In the Definitive Edition, you can also enjoy newly introduced weather effects and the possibility of driving with up to four players in couch co-op for your life. There are lots of new tracks (384 different variants), a 16:9 resolution and the already great soundtrack has been further enhanced with some newer tracks.

Blizzard Arcade Collection: Rock N Roll Racing and the Lost Vikings return! (3) Source: Blizzard In Blackthorne, you play the eponymous elite soldier Kyle "Blackthorne" Vlaros, who uses strength, cunning, and an increasingly powerful pump-action shotgun to make his way through a 2D world full of mutated monsters and goblins to free his people. However, he relies not only on force of arms, but also on quick reactions to dodge the attacks of his enemies.In the Definitive Edition, you get an additional Mists of War map that you gradually uncover as you explore each level.

The Definitive Edition also brings localization of the games into various languages - including German, which was and is already the case in the normal versions.

The Blizzard Arcade Collection is currently available for PC exclusively through Battle.net as part of the Anniversary Collection Collection. Individually, the package is not currently available. The situation is different on the consoles. Interested parties can get the package in the Nintendo eShop (€19.99), as well as in the Playstation Store (€29.99) and the Xbox Store (€29.99).

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