New X-Men 97 Episode Features Homage To Konami’s ’90s X-Men Arcade Beat ‘Em Up


Yesterday, Marvel Studios released a new clip from the upcoming Episode 4 of X-Men ’97, its sequel series to the ’90s X-Men: The Animated Series, and in it, fans noticed a big homage to a classic arcade game featuring the mutants. Now, Episode 4 is out for viewing on Disney Plus, and it’s clear what the team behind the series was alluding to: The 1992 Konami-developed beat ’em up arcade cabinet game, X-Men. 

We won’t spoil the episode here, but in the teaser clip released yesterday, we see Jubilee and Roberto taking on Sentinel enemies in clear sidescroller beat ’em up fashion, and it looks awesome. Check it out for yourself below: 

If you enjoyed this clip, catching up on X-Men ’97 is easy as there are only four episodes out so far. And even if you’re not interested in this series, today’s new episode is worth watching if you’ve ever gone hands-on with Konami’s classic X-Men arcade cabinet. 

For more, read Game Informer’s list of the top 10 best Marvel games of all time, and then check out our list of the top 10 best superhero games of all time. After that, read Game Informer’s list of the upcoming superhero games, including Marvel’s Wolverine

Have you been watching X-Men ’97? Let us know what you think of it in the comments below!

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