62 posts tagged arcade
First Pokken Tournament trailer ⊟
So far, Lucario is in, Machamp is in, Blaziken is likely in… Pikachu, the original starters, and probably a bunch of other starters (Greninja or no sale) also seem guaranteed for this arcade fighter from Namco Bandai, based on their popularity. Who else are you hoping to see in this when it hits Japanese arcades next year? The release of an English trailer so quick, by the way, is a good sign that this will receive an overseas release eventually.
Pokken Tournament is happening ⊟
A Pokemon fighting game from Bandai Namco (makers of the Tekken series, obvi), coming to Japan next year! It’s worth noting that The Pokemon Company has registered trademarks for “Pokken Fighters” and “Pokken Tournament” in both Europe and the U.S.
The game will be coming to arcades “first”, that last word implying an eventual console port in the works, presumably for Wii U. It sounds like Tekken producer/director Katsuhiro Harada and Soulcalibur producer Masaaki Hoshino are working on the project.
Coleco Mini Arcade being remade ⊟
Coleco Holdings, the company that currently has the rights to ColecoVision games and is using them to produce a ColecoVision Flashback console (which I will write a lot about, guys, seriously; send me one), has plans to follow up that release with new versions of the excellent Coleco Mini Arcade games.
In case you weren’t alive when these came out – and I’ve seen our demographics – these were little LCD versions of popular arcade games like Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, and Galaxian, with bright colored screens and loud bleepy noises, presented on tiny replicas of the arcade machines. I’ve had Pac-Man and Galaxian since I was little, and I love them! Images via Handheld Museum, news via @gamespite.
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3DS XL Cyber Arcade Kit ⊟
Add another one to the list of fun Cyber Gadget accessories! This lets you attach a balltop arcade stick on top of your 3DS XL’s directional pad, which I’m sure will benefit a number of games. Expect this to release in Japan on October 31 for ¥3,002 ($30).
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Pokemon Tretta Lab makes the 3DS XL even bigger
Popular Japanese arcade game Pokemon Tretta Lab is coming to 3DS this August, and will transform the handheld into something that looks almost as large as a an arcade cabinet in the process. Almost. I don’t know the exact dimensions, but it looks close.
The portable release will act as an extension of its arcade counterpart, and the 3DS and XL accessories allow players to scan the plastic tokens that hold their Pokemon. Here’s an explanation for how the tokens work with the arcade game.
This seems about as likely to come to the U.S. as Learn with Pokemon: Typing Adventure — actually less so, since the arcade game has no presence in the States.
I think the Champion Edition cabinet is out of service — I can’t see any reason why you’d play the original version otherwise.
Arcade girls in Creel, Mexico, shot by Adam Teale
I can’t remember any arcade in the U.S. or any other country I’ve visited looking as colorful as this.
Arcade machines out on the street after Hurricane Sandy (click for a larger image). When you’re done laughing over the Flip 2 Win machine, please consider making a donation toward the American Red Cross’ Disaster Relief efforts.
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[Via News 12 New Jersey, GamOvr]
“I am Street Fighter” by Randis Albion (click for a larger image). I missed this a couple months ago when Albion originally posted it online, but the piece was created for Capcom’s Street Fighter 25th Anniversary art book.
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[Via Randis Albion]
DS and 3DS music coming to arcade rhythm game Maimai. Sega’s arcade game, which looks way too much like a washing machine, uses a circle-shaped touch screen, with icons around the circumference that you tap and slide.
An update adds three songs from Rhythm Thief and the Emperor’s Treasure – the theme, “Show Time,” and “Encouraging Maria,” along with a song from the long-forgotten DS minigame collection The Rub Rabbits!
I totally want to play this game.
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Striking photos of confiscated arcade cabinets/gambling machines set ablaze in China (click for larger images).
See also: Similar photo from 2010 [Via Albotas, Wired Aperture]
"Outsourced" by Sachin Teng (click for a larger image). Must be one of those bootleg/hacked Street Fighter II variants that were so popular in the early ’90s.
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