For those who remember, the 1992 X-Men arcade game was one of many popular beat-em ups from Konami (TMNT: Arcade, Turtles in Time, etc.) that reigned supreme and made us beg our parents for chunk change. Just to refresh, X-Men arcade allowed you to play as one of six mutants: Cyclops, Colossus, Wolverine, Storm, Nightcrawler, or Dazzler. As one of six mutants, it's up to the X-Men to rescue Professor X and Kitty Pryde from Magneto and the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants.The game was -of course- not based on the popular X-Men animated series from Fox Kids, but rather from a failed TV pilot, X-Men: Pryde of the X-Men, from 1989. The animation from the pilot later served as the basis for the classic Konami arcade title, but we all know that the later attempt at an X-Men cartoon would prove to be a better decision on Fox's part.
Early 90s TV nostalgia aside, the X-Men arcade port will be able to support up to six players in a drop-in multiplayer feature and will include various difficulty settings. Marvel and Konami did not offer anything concrete on a release date, but the two sides said to expect more information in the coming months. Now that a slew of classic Konami arcade titles have or are being readied for online distribution, does this mean we'll see a future release of The Simpsons arcade title? Please take note, Konami.