Taito Shows Off Upcoming Titles in Japan

Taito has held a showing in Japan of some arcade titles and fortunately some news has trickled out about their upcoming releases. Unfortunately we do not know when or if these games will be released outside of Japan. Thanks to Am-Net however, we have some information regarding Taito’s upcoming arcade releases along with some pictures. Click on the images to enlarge.

Chase H.Q. 2 – Current release set for December 2007. Price listed at around $5,500 USD (using current exchange rates)

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King of Fighters MI Reg. A is still on for July 13th. It is only listed as a kit and not a dedicated cabinet, and from the show pictures it looks like it uses the same cabinet that they created for Battle Fantasia. Hopefully this will be made available outside of Japan soon after that release.

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Half-Life 2 Survivor is listed for a November 2007 release and will be available in Deluxe and Standard configurations. Click here for the official Half-Life 2 arcade page (Japanese). It would be interesting to know if Taito plans on bringing this title overseas or not, if the game is designed differently enough from the PC version it would probably do fairly well. Using current exchange rates the Deluxe cabinet is valued around $10,000 USD. They will be location testing HL2: Survivor during the middle of July in Japan.

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[Images courtesy of AM-Net.jp] [Discuss on the Forum]

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7 Comments on “Taito Shows Off Upcoming Titles in Japan”

  1. editor Says:

    Sorry guys,

    A arcade distributor tested Half Life 2 in the UK towards import and it made VERY poor money so they told Taito not to bother!!!!

    Shame – I agree that it would do better if properly handled.

  2. Shaggy Says:

    I never understood why these companies are bringing FPS franchises to the arcade several years after they were on the PC. I have had my doubts about HL2 as I knew it’d have to be something different to sell decently and attract a crowd. At least Atari Games did something original with War and Namco with Gunmen Wars.

  3. editor Says:

    the fps arcade games work well in some cases.

    WAR! was not a success for Atari and started the collapse. Counter Strike NEO was a LAN concept that hardly warranted arcade name.

    The H2S title has been successful for Taito, but international opportunities are dead due to price and hardware. Also remember that Sega AM2 failed with their fps concept.

  4. Shaggy Says:

    I still liked War anyways, I’m surprised it didn’t do better for Atari to be honest as it was a lot of fun. I also see people constantly playing it at my local arcade. I guess it will be a while before we see another FPS in arcades that delivers the concept really well.

  5. editor Says:

    Remember The GRID from Midway?

  6. Shaggy Says:

    I’ve seen it online but never played it sadly

  7. editor Says:

    Your not sitting at the keyboard watching the Professionals too?


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