In celebration of its 30th year, Blizzard announced today that they will release three of their oldest games: Rock N Roll Racing, The Lost Vikings and Blackthorne. These come up a bit in the Blizzard Arcade Collection, with features that include rewind and extra levels, plus a ‘museum’ of old development funds and interviews. It’s out now on PC, but at the moment only if you buy Blizzard’s large package of BlizzCon goodies.
The collection has the three games in their original versions, as well as newer Definitive Editions. The Lost Vikings and Blackthrone allow you to save anywhere, as well as a “watch mode”
1992’s The Lost Vikings is a puzzle platform starring three burly boys who need to combine their different abilities. Def Ed is a mix of the different console versions, says Blizzard, “which combines the superior audio and visual experience of the first release with the extra scenes and scenes, and support for up to three players in local collaboration, which was added in a subsequent version. “/ p>
Rock N ‘Roll Racing is a top-down murder car game, first released in 1993. Def Ed runs in 16: 9 resolutions, encounters the split-screen multiplayer count from two to four, adds snow and rain, comes in extra tracks , slides in “actual recordings” of songs from the soundtrack, and whams in new songs and voiceover clips as well.
And Blackthorne from 1994 is a kind of Flashback-ish shooty platformer. Can’t say I know this one. Def Ed adds an area seen only in the 32-bit version and a map that fills in as you explore.
I honestly do not have many memories of any of this – are you interested in revisits, gang?
The Blizzard Arcade Collection is “currently” only available on PC as part of the Blizzard Celebration Collection, a bunch of doodads for many games, starting at £ 16.79. You hope they also sell it separately? They already sell it separately on Switch, PlayStation and Xbox.