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Sega opens a new arcade in Yoyogi, Japan

July 12, 2010

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Sega has another arcade location they are adding to the roster, at least in Japan, with Sega Yoyogi (located in a district called, Yoyogi of course). There are 134 machines occupying 690 square meters of space, including their latest Ringedge titles such as Border Break and Prjoect DIVA Arcade. You’ll even find at least one non-Sega titles there, in one pic shown on Andriasang.com, I noticed a Maximum Tune 3DX+ by Namco. With the location sitting near to the train station, it certainly looks poised to generate good revenue.

[More @ Andriasang.com]

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New games from the Sega Private Show 2010 in Japan

June 27, 2010

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Every year Sega Japan holds a “private” summer show where they give select persons a view of some of the new content that they are bringing to arcades later that year. But it’s only private in the sense of it being limited to who gets an invitation as every year sources reveal the content from that event. The most recent show took place on Saturday and we now have a look at a few new arcade products in development although it is likely that they will not get any official support internationally.

First off, Sega introduced the latest title in the Sangokushi Taisen series of games, the card-based Samurai Wars or Warring States. It turned out to be the main attraction of the show and is scheduled for a Japanese release in November. The artwork on the cards themselves is quite detailed and I like the concept behind this game as it’s something different for arcades but these kind of games tend to stick to the Japanese market. Here’s an in-game shot from the official website. You can read about how the game works here at 4Gamer.net.

Next up is Sega Card Gen MLB 2010. I was originally excited about this unique game when it was first shown at AMOA 2009 in the US and it was later seen on location test at a Gameworks in Illinois. Since then we have only seen the game in Japan, so it’s likely that this didn’t test well (or perhaps there is another reason holding it back – it was originally supposed to launch in the Spring). The game was at this show and here is the first nice shot I have seen of the screen up-close. Most of the game is still in English so maybe there is still a glimmer of hope that Sega will still release this in the US (not sure how popular baseball is in Europe for a release there). In case you missed our previous coverage on this game, you can go here, here and here.

Even though the new Virtua Fighter 5 is scheduled to find it’s way to Japanese arcades this summer, they didn’t have a cabinet on display at the show. But they did demonstrate a knockout trial mode in a video.

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More details on Sega’s Border Break

July 22, 2009

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Famitsu has posted more information on the upcoming mech battle game Border Break by Sega and thanks to Aaron Auzins, we have a rundown of what the article discusses. This is one title I really hope to see get a release outside of Japan although I know that the chances aren’t terribly great with that touch screen (then again, they did release Primeval Hunt) and all of the customization menus but it is something different from what we usually see on the international market. Time will tell I suppose.

Here’s Aaron with the details:
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Border Break – SEGA Network Robot Wars

With the announcement of SEGA’s new arcade hardware RINGEDGE, arcade
fans were introduced to one of its first offerings, the team-based
mech game Border Break. With the game anticipating a fall release in
Japan, Famitsu.com has posted quite a few details on how the gameplay
will work.

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More details on Sega's Border Break

July 22, 2009

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Famitsu has posted more information on the upcoming mech battle game Border Break by Sega and thanks to Aaron Auzins, we have a rundown of what the article discusses. This is one title I really hope to see get a release outside of Japan although I know that the chances aren’t terribly great with that touch screen (then again, they did release Primeval Hunt) and all of the customization menus but it is something different from what we usually see on the international market. Time will tell I suppose.

Here’s Aaron with the details:
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Border Break – SEGA Network Robot Wars

With the announcement of SEGA’s new arcade hardware RINGEDGE, arcade
fans were introduced to one of its first offerings, the team-based
mech game Border Break. With the game anticipating a fall release in
Japan, Famitsu.com has posted quite a few details on how the gameplay
will work.

(more…)

So this is how the Border Break cabinet works

May 23, 2009

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Sega has updated the website to their upcoming arcade mech title (which runs off of their new arcade hardware, Ringedge) Border Break and with it, a rundown of how the cabinet works. As interested as I have been in the game itself, I was really curious to see how the cabinet worked since Sega said it would use a touch screen and it had a sort of mouse-like controller as well. In addition to that, they have included a headphone jack (a feature that is certainly not used often enough) and overall the cabinet looks pretty cool thanks to the lighting.

After watching the video below, I am convinced that the mouse controller is pretty cool and if it became standard in arcades then I think it would open the doors for FPS titles to be tried again (anyone up for an OutTriggers update?). at the same time it almost seems like the touch screen in this game isn’t incredibly useful since the mouse could work easily for menu functions and a wheel on the mouse could do things like switch weapons. Either way it looks like an intensely fun game that in one way the style of play reminds me of Star Wars: Battlefront. A Battlefront-like game could certainly work in arcades although this one seems to be a bit complicated for many Western arcade goers. What do you think?

[Border Break Website] [Via Versus City]

AOU news: Border Break unveiled

February 20, 2009

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Sega has revealed that their new mech game Border Break will be powered by their new Ringedge hardware. They also have stated that the game will begin location testing next week in Japan and it has a release date set for September 2009. The website for that game has been updated since my last AOU post and Game Watch has some screenshots available of the game and it’s cabinet, which also includes a touch screen element to it and a new mouse controller for arcades. It looks pretty cool and I’m happy to see some more mech action coming to arcades as I think that arcades can create a much cooler mech experience with the right cabinet. Whether Sega will reveal a cockpit cabinet for this title remains to be seen but the current configuration with a joystick and mouse is much like what we saw with Outriggers. Will we see it in the States? I have no idea but we can certainly hope so. I didn’t expect to see Brick People brought over here either so you never know.

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UPDATE: Thanks to Editor for the video link and ECM has provided a few more links in the comments to more video action. It certainly looks like Sega’s answer to Namco’s Gundam arcade games.

[Border Break website] [Images via GameWatch] [Discuss on the Forum]