The Simpsons Arcade on XBLA

Get it tomorrow! PSN next week! Woo-hoo!

February 2, 2012 by

2012 is about to kick into full swing with a barrage of triple-A titles constantly being released over the next eleven months to compete with the epic year that was 2011. But 2012 won’t consist of just blockbuster games, as hundred million dollar budgets and some popular classic arcade games that helped shape many childhoods are also making their return after years of fans begging for them on the current console generation. Last month we saw the return on NFL Blitz, and tomorrow The Simpsons Arcade Game that hit arcades back in 1991 will finally be re-released on major consoles.

The Simpsons Arcade Game will first be coming to Xbox Live Arcade tomorrow for 800 MS Points, then released next Tuesday on the PlayStation Network for $9.99 or free if you’re a PlayStation Plus subscriber. With Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and X-Men already released, I think this is the last big coin-op most gamers have been wishing to see on the current gen in its original form with multiplayer. Now if I could just get the original NFL Blitz (not the toned-down kiddy version) and some Gauntlet Legends, I think I’d be set for life, or at least until the next big game comes out this year.