Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom and Shadow Over Mystara Coming to XBLA
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Capcom has revealed that Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom and Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow Over Mystara will be getting ported to the Xbox Live Arcade.

Both games are 90s 'belt-action' (a scrolling beat 'em up, essentially) RPG classics, with Tower of Doom releasing in the arcades back in 1993 and sequel Shadow Over Mystara hit the arcades in 1996. The pair were available together as a rare Japan-only compilation on the SEGA Saturn in 1999, called Dungeons & Dragons Collection.

The games serve as a precursor to Dragon's Crown, with that game's Director George Kamitani working on the two 90s D&D titles. Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom and Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow Over Mystara will both be coming to XBLA soon.

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Comment #1 by Calib4n
Friday, March 15, 2013 @ 02:19:01 PM
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CoJ : Gunslinger and now this? Wow, amazing news. Never thought they would port those. Co-op is gonna be insane over Live ! :D

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Comment #2 by PhoenixTemplar
Friday, March 15, 2013 @ 02:19:41 PM
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I've sacraficed so many poor quarters to these machines during my childhood. This is great news!

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Comment #3 by Wolf825
Friday, March 15, 2013 @ 02:56:07 PM
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Awesome. I'm in.

Please keep it to 800 or less each.

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Comment #4 by UberPirateNinja
Friday, March 15, 2013 @ 02:56:27 PM
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in all my gaming years, i've never heard the term 'belt-action' to describe on of my favourite old school type games.

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Comment #5 by hupheryspangler
Friday, March 15, 2013 @ 03:15:21 PM
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Looks interesting.

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Comment #6 by finerion
Friday, March 15, 2013 @ 03:19:18 PM
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You have made my day. Thank you so much. :)

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Comment #7 by fuzbuz
Friday, March 15, 2013 @ 03:21:33 PM
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Brilliant! I've been asking for these for a few years now. I'm expecting the cost to be 1200ms points.

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Comment #8 by Danbri
Friday, March 15, 2013 @ 03:23:35 PM
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Played Mystara for years, so many times over, memorizing all the paths, the intricacies, dreaming one day for a home release. Dreams do come true. Day 1, any amount of money.

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Comment #9 by Sabeythang
Friday, March 15, 2013 @ 03:33:26 PM
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... Dammit, Capcom, you're not supposed to give me what I want. You're supposed to be a bunch of money-grubbing soulless executives. ;_;

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Comment #10 by TheRequiem95
Friday, March 15, 2013 @ 03:43:05 PM
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Awesome! I suppose it's a bit too much to hope for Knights of the Round to be included with them, but I'll take what I can get... Although I'd take Captain Commando and the arcade Alien Vs. Predator, too!

Still, this brings a smile to my face.

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Comment #11 by ShinobiSteve81
Friday, March 15, 2013 @ 03:48:58 PM
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And a million boners just popped!

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Comment #12 by Johnnyluh
Friday, March 15, 2013 @ 04:45:33 PM
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@10 Knights Of The Round was an amazing side scrolling rpg hack and slash beat em up and I only ever knew of one place that had that an arcade. Best game ever.

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Comment #13 by [Waggly Bean]
Friday, March 15, 2013 @ 05:16:04 PM
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I have also never heard the term 'belt-action' though. :|

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Comment #14 by rambojr03
Friday, March 15, 2013 @ 05:33:23 PM
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I'm in for both, and would love a bundle including both games for 1200 or less.

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Comment #15 by Mr Yac
Friday, March 15, 2013 @ 06:39:05 PM
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I used to love this game in the arcade, plus i'm always up for a good beat em up:D

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Comment #16 by Dragonmarked
Friday, March 15, 2013 @ 07:14:11 PM
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Hope this means the AvP one will be coming next.

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Comment #17 by MightyPeter
Friday, March 15, 2013 @ 08:15:43 PM
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Guess I'll change the suicide-batteries and box up those CPS-2 carts then...
But ProGear No Arashi stays in the cabinet :D

Anyways, it's great that these titles gets a wider audience.

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Comment #18 by DESTRO5
Friday, March 15, 2013 @ 08:25:52 PM
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I'd like to see Knights of the round and Captain Commando.

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Comment #19 by Bunglist
Friday, March 15, 2013 @ 08:30:36 PM
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Awesome news! Day one purchase, they can charge whatever they want.

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Comment #20 by XxMayhemxX
Friday, March 15, 2013 @ 09:50:22 PM
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ohhh snap!!! so excited for this... I never heard of them, but when I read D&D, I was excited for some old school rpgs, until I heard they weren't RPG's, but side-scrolling final fight knockoffs... :(

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Comment #21 by Andreas_loel
Friday, March 15, 2013 @ 10:05:49 PM
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More rpgs = always welcome :)

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Comment #22 by ENVY021
Friday, March 15, 2013 @ 10:10:54 PM
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I played this as a youngin at the bowling alley, recently figured out that this was the game I played, glad that I can play it again.

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Comment #23 by Fozki Razormaid
Friday, March 15, 2013 @ 10:21:00 PM
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I look forward to this . hopefully its 800-1200msp and not another capcom 1600msp

like final fight DI I hope it has infinite continues too . it would be a day one buy . maybe even at 1600msp

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Comment #24 by Wolf825
Friday, March 15, 2013 @ 11:22:04 PM
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Well, as long as people are listing their wishlists, put me down for Knights Of The Round, also.

Pretty sure this is by Data East, but while we're at it, please make Captain America And The Avengers HD.

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Comment #25 by flechetteXXX
Saturday, March 16, 2013 @ 12:02:24 AM
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Ive never even heard of either of these games to be completely honest but I am a huge fan of Dungeons and Dragons the actual pen and paper and most of the games especially Baldurs Gate and Capcom used to make some of the best arcade games back in the day and they definitely nailed the beat em ups so this will be awesome for me to experience for the first time

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Comment #26 by SegaSen
Saturday, March 16, 2013 @ 02:39:52 AM
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Cool, I have the Saturn version. But I can't read Japanese, so it would be nice to play them in Enlish to know the path choices and story. These really are great Golden Axe style games. Sadly the Saturn version has unlimited credits, I hope to see a better system here.

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Comment #27 by X monkfish69 X
Saturday, March 16, 2013 @ 03:25:53 AM
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I'm hoping that one we'll get to see 'Vendetta' also released. Awesome game !

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Comment #28 by Xenodolf
Saturday, March 16, 2013 @ 07:46:01 AM
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Holy Fuck! This is one of the last games I ever expected to see ported onto the XBLA. Capcom has been kind of a dick when it comes to their classic IPs (I expected the floodgates to open after Final Fight: Double Impact, and instead got a drought). This is a day-one purchase for me at any price, and I'm going to threaten all my XBL buddies to buy it too. Hopefully we'll see The King of Dragons, Knights of the Round, Armored Warriors, Captain Commando, Dynasty Wars / Warriors of Fate, and Battle Circuit get trotted out eventually. I won't hold my breath for AVP, Punisher, Caddys and Dinos though.

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Comment #29 by XRizerX
Saturday, March 16, 2013 @ 07:51:30 AM
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I don't even fuckin' believe it. Capcom finally got smart... Except it's just too bad this is a piss poor form of desperation for a quick buck at this point.

Alright time to redeem yourselves, bring on some King of Dragons, Knights of the Round, Captain Commando and Cadillacs and Dinosaurs... let's go, I'm waiting, you dirty whores. 3-4P Co-op games... let's bring back some meaning to that Xbox Live ARCADE name. Hear, Hear!!

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Comment #30 by ShinobiSteve81
Saturday, March 16, 2013 @ 08:10:20 AM
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@25 Both of these were awesome games...I've spent more quarters in the arcade on them in my younger days than this version will cost. And I got the Saturn import when it came out. (Alas, I needed a quick but so I had to sell it). So many possibilities, paths, and such...even as an arcade game, it felt like you were playing D&D.

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Comment #31 by unicron93
Saturday, March 16, 2013 @ 11:08:53 AM
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maybe these are the 2 free games u get when u purchase all the other games in capcom's arcade cabinet.

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Comment #32 by Man On The Run
Saturday, March 16, 2013 @ 01:51:56 PM
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@31 - Haha, that would be an awful turn up.

Never played these but im glad they are coming. Not having any arcades whete i lived as a kid i missed out on alot of the scrolling beat em ups that werent ported. I would love for capcom to get the licenses so Alien V Predator and cadillacs and dinosaurs can be released. Awesome.

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Comment #33 by Looter1
Saturday, March 16, 2013 @ 02:17:08 PM
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Dang - when I read the title I thought they were talking about the long-promised add-ons/expansion to the XBLA D&D: Daggerdale....

What's up with them? Does anybody know? 10 character levels in a D&D game just isn't enough; and it was supposed to get more (from what I remember reading when it came out).

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Comment #34 by Looter1
Saturday, March 16, 2013 @ 02:21:44 PM
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Sorry for the double-post, but...

@31 - weren't they already announced here as Strider & Ghouls & Ghosts (or Ghosts & Goblins - the one that's NOT in the 1985 pack that just got released)??

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Comment #35 by sicsonic
Sunday, March 17, 2013 @ 05:46:07 AM
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No. The 2 free games at the end of the Capcom Arcade Cabinet are going to be Vulgus and 1943 Kai.

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Comment #36 by sicsonic
Sunday, March 17, 2013 @ 05:52:41 AM
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Well for one, Atari filed for bankruptcy a couple of months ago, which would put a hold on anything they would release.

For two, that game I imagine didn't sell very well, and critics ripped it apart. I couldn't see Daggerdale DLC being a hot seller, in fact, besides you, I've never heard of anyone wanting to play that game more.

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Comment #37 by Wolf825
Sunday, March 17, 2013 @ 11:21:46 AM
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I thought Daggerdale was alright. I'd buy some DLC, if it were priced right.

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Comment #38 by F Swan
Sunday, March 17, 2013 @ 06:51:39 PM
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Another shout for "Knights Of The Round" Loved that game at Burnham On sea! Lol.

Also "Aliens Vs Predator" and "Cadillacs & Dinosaurs" Please!

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Comment #39 by thescarecrow24
Monday, March 18, 2013 @ 12:03:14 AM
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@20 - How can it be a "final fight knockoff" when Capcom also made Final Fight, you goose?

Anyway, colour me excited! Shadow Over Mystara, in full four player mode, was one of the most rad cabinets ever. Here's hoping for good multiplayer options.

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Comment #40 by zoraboa
Monday, March 18, 2013 @ 04:18:28 AM
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I never thought Capcom would re-release their older licensed games, but I was thankfully wrong. First Jojo's Bizarre Adventure and now this. Now I'm hoping for Alien vs. Predator and Cadillacs and Dinosaurs :)

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Comment #41 by xD Rick
Monday, March 18, 2013 @ 07:20:05 AM
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God, thank you!
Firts Black Tiger, now D&D.
Just bring one more, DemonĀ“s Crest, and my life will be complete.

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Comment #42 by tucker0071
Monday, March 18, 2013 @ 07:24:13 AM
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My prayers have been answered!! I did a double take when i saw the article. FINALLY

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Comment #43 by PSYCHOxCHIBI
Monday, March 18, 2013 @ 10:07:37 AM
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I never heard of these 2 games nor have I played them, but after reading that they'll be a precursor to Dragon's Crown a game that i've been highly anticipating since it was announced I feel i'd be missing out if I didn't buy and play this collection.

Thank God games like side-scrolling beat-em-ups have always been a favorite genre of mine! Speaking of which if none of y'all have tried Phantom Breaker: Battlegrounds and love this collections genre then I strongly recommend giving the game on XBLA a go! :D

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Comment #44 by Does Not Equal
Monday, March 18, 2013 @ 10:10:32 AM
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I notice there's a distinct lack of a release date and price listed.

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Comment #45 by F Swan
Monday, March 18, 2013 @ 12:24:38 PM
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Oh Damn, I forgot about the Punisher too!!

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Comment #46 by bazariah
Monday, March 18, 2013 @ 05:17:17 PM
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freakin awesome, i used to have tower of doom as a full sized arcade cabinet in 1999, but i had to sell when i needed cash to fund my pc engine collection, this will totally eb a day one purchase for me, no matter the cost

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Comment #47 by artphobia
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 @ 06:01:04 PM
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Fuckin finally ... now to wait for release :|

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Comment #48 by artphobia
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 @ 06:05:56 PM
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