Archive for September 16, 2007

Sega Race TV & More

September 16, 2007

Our fellow arcade blogger over at Arcade Renaissance has put up  a post about everything we know so far about Sega’s Race TV and what his impressions of it have been so far……

[via Arcade Renaissance]

Sega Race TV has been a bit of a surprise for me. After seeing the game pop up on Arcade Heroes a couple of weeks ago, I’ve been trying to keep an apprehensive eye on the title. Arcade racers, no matter how polished they may be, are quickly becoming a dime a dozen for most arcade operators. However, since they are also some of the top performing titles here in the United States, this is completely understandable since the developers are often sent to where the money is. Read on……

Also here’s some more videos, after the jump, from JAMMA….

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SEGA “Race” to reveal London Preview Line up

September 16, 2007

Sega Amusements Europe Ltd. will reveal a star studded cast of new product at this year’s London Preview. The world market leader will have more than nine new pieces on offer, with both World and European exclusives.

These include the first European viewing of Primeval Hunt. This two player prehistoric hunting game has all the elements of extreme hunting – stealth, cunning, and skill – only bigger. Players test their wits by tracking and hunting dinosaurs across vast landscape. Unique features include the free roaming, touch screen; pump action gun, 2 player match play, and game progression.  Primeval Hunt is on the mighty Lindbergh platform and available in both standard 29” monitor and deluxe 50” monitor versions for a monster experience. 


Hit the link below to read the rest of the press release which was sent to me by Sega Amusements Europe’s Justin Burke.


Arcade Heroes – News on the Road From KWP

September 16, 2007

‘Outcome of – Stinger Uber Crystal Ball for JAMMA show’

Well, the smoke is settling on the last day of the 45th Amusement Machine
Show in Japan, and its time to see how good those predictions made back in
August where?
The reality against the speculation and rumour:

‘what WAS at JAMMA’

Virtua Fighter 5 EVOLUTION (Sega) Fighter Rumor
REALITY – Sega decided to show ‘Virtua Fighter 5 Version C’ – and stood
fast against any promises of a VF5E or VF6 (as has been rumored for 2008)

Sengoku Basara X (Taito) Fighter On test
REALITY – Yep, was the big (and only video) launch of the Capcom booth

The King of Fighters XII (Taito) Fighter On test

Samurai Spirits Sen (Taito) Fighter Rumor

Oriental Legend 2 (IGS) Brawler On test
REALITY – Yep, also shown on the Taito booth

New Gungame (Namco) Shooter Rumor

Guitarfreaks V4 & DrumMania V4 Rock x Rock (Konami) Music On test
REALITY – Interesting rumor this as it showed the guy’s who gave it are
unaware that Konami NEVER exhibits at JAMMA?

Taiko no Tatsujin 10 (Namco) Music On test

DDR Supernova 2 (Konami) Music On test
REALITY – Konami NEVER exhibits at JAMMA?

War of Grail (Capcom) Brawler Rumor
REALITY – No Show, and a major dissapointment that this game has been canned

D1GP Grand Prix (Taito) Driver On test
REALITY – Yep, big launch at JAMMA

Super Hang-On 2 (Sega) Driver Rumor
REALITY – Sources claim that new launch ‘RaceTV’ was code named SHO2 in

Sega Rally 3 (Sega) Driver Rumor
REALITY – No show, and is expected to be a fake rumor

Baseball Heroes 3 (Konam) Sports On test
REALITY – Konami NEVER exhibits at JAMMA?

Silent Hill: The Arcade (Konami) Shooter On test
REALITY – Konami NEVER exhibits at JAMMA?

Zombie Shooter (Taito) Shooter Rumor
REALITY – Taito executives confirmed a shooter in the works, but no plans
to publicly show at this years JAMMA

Results – 12 wrong out of 4 and a half right!!! Not a great average, but a
example of the difficulties of trying to second guess the amusement
industry in Japan. That said, this years show was a great success with
some real surprises on the show floor and some good fan videos. The
Stinger has a mountain of rumors and gossip to run, and will try and pass
on some of the hotter pieces to Arcade Heroes.

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