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Dungeons & Dragons Arcade Compilation Unveiled for Wii U eShop

by Tom Malina - March 22, 2013, 9:36 pm EDT
Total comments: 10 Source: Press Release

Relive a pair of arcade D&D brawlers with Chronicles of Mystara. 

A double pack of Dungeons & Dragons beat-'em-ups, dubbed Chronicles of Mystara, is coming to the Wii U eShop this Summer, Capcom revealed during PAX East 2013.

The compilation, which is being handled by Iron Galaxy Studios, contains the arcade titles Towers of Doom and Shadows of Mystara with improved HD visuals and several gameplay enhancements.

Towers of Doom, first released in 1993, is a side-scrolling brawler with traditional RPG elements. Players can choose to control a Fighter, Elf, Dwarf or Cleric, each with a distinct set of attacks and abilities. Its successor, Shadows over Mystara, added a Thief and a Magic-User to this repertoire of characters, as well as new mechanics and branching level paths.

The new versions of this arcade duo will feature instantaneous drop-in/drop-out online multiplayer for up to four friends, and include leaderboards and a rewards-based challenge system. In addition, a new mode called House Rules enables players to customise various aspects of the gameplay.

For the Wii U version, the inventory will be displayed on the GamePad's touchscreen, letting players quickly select different items and spells for use in battle.

Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara is due to arrive on the Wii U eShop in June this year, at an expected price point of $14.99/£11.99.


S-U-P-E-RTy Shughart, Staff AlumnusMarch 23, 2013



TJ SpykeMarch 23, 2013

The studio has good experience, they also did Darkstalkers Resurrection, Marvel vs. Capcom Origins, and the XBLA/PSN versions of Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike. Oddly, they also have done things like Scribblenauts Remix for iOS.

the asylumMarch 23, 2013

brb, pissing pants with excitement

ShyGuyMarch 23, 2013

Interesting. Give us the goods, Capcom!

xcwarriorMarch 24, 2013

Pretty nice to see a bunch of eshop titles coming to Wii U.

Though I'm waiting to this goes on sale for $10. Unless it has online multiplayer... which it doesn't look like it does.

You missed the part about 4 player, drop-in/drop-out co-op.

LudicrousDa3veMarch 24, 2013

Capcom's really rockin' it lately, aren't they? :D

Ian SaneMarch 25, 2013

They had me until "with improved HD visuals and several gameplay enhancements".  Eh, I would want the originals since they were not included in the Capcom Classics Collections and the only home version was a Japan-exclusive Saturn port that I believe was only 2 players.  To me it's like the DS version of Final Fantasy III.  Yeah, there's some nice updates here and at least we finally get some version of the game but we never got the original.  Hell you won't notice extras if you don't have the original to compare it to.

Also does this have four player LOCAL multiplayer?  It seems that these days we have to actually clarify that.  Online-only multiplayer might as well be a single player game to me.

ArganosMarch 25, 2013

Wow......This is a GREAT addition to the Wiiu Shop!

Can't wait to get it!

noname2200March 25, 2013

I have fond memories of Towers of Doom. Not sure how it'll hold up outside an arcade atmosphere, but I'll certainly give it a go!

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