Posted tagged ‘JAMMA’

More footage from the 48th Amusement Show

September 21, 2010

While we eagerly await news from the Sega Private Show to come about, including more information on GRID and Let’s Go Island, let’s take another look at the recent JAMMA show that took place in Japan.

First off, Taito released a video featuring an overview of their booth, which includes the first footage of their new racing title, Battle Gear Spin Wheel. This one won’t have any trouble earning it’s place on the list of “quirky” arcade titles as you will see briefly below.

Here is a brief look at the Sega and Namco booths from SankeiNews, which shows a quick clip of Deadstorm Pirates 3D.

This user, wx4058, has posted tons of videos from the show, content includes Gundam Extreme Vs., Blazlbue Continuum Shift II, Initial D AA Arcade Stage 6 , Shining force Cross Raid, Pengo, Pac-Man Battle Royale, Darius Burst and more. To get to the JAMMA stuff you’ll have to scroll down past all of the Tokyo Game Show videos.

I am surprised that no one tried to get any video of the autostereoscopic displays that were there, at least as a means of discussing the topic.

JAMMA 2010: New games, hardware and ideas that could shake things up

September 9, 2010

The 48th JAMMA Expo is now underway in Japan and with that comes a flood of news concerning future projects that Japanese developers will be bringing to the market. AM-Net has a number of photos that they have published from the event, with more to come and here are some highlights including new Taito arcade hardware, more 3D gaming from Namco, Sega’s new Pengo and an online content delivery system from Taito that could revolutionize the industry called NESiCAxLIVE. Read on!

UDATE#1:More System Board Y3 details including glasses free 3D display made for arcades; Namco’s Dead Heat goes 3D; Sega and Namco introduce new IC card system called AiME; added a few more pictures + some videos

UPDATE#2 – Videos added by Gigazine

UPDATE#3: AM-Net and Sega have updated galleries of photos showing crowds gathering around the various booths. I’ve added a few select photos below, including a shot from the new VF5, The Tablecloth Hour and more

UPDATE#4: This Youtube user has posted a number of videos from the event. http://www.youtube.com/user/Puyo432343

UPDATE#5: Segaonline.nl has some direct screenshots of Initial D Arcade Stage 6AA, Shining Force Cross Raid and Border Break 2.0, a couple of which I’ve added below

UPDATE#6: Just when you think we’re done, we have more content from the show. Thanks to Fillmore Games, a distributor in Japan for providing more pictures of the show. From them we find out that Vulcan-M and Heat Up Hockey were there as well.

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Namco’s line-up for JAMMA: Gundam Extreme Vs., Pac-Man Battle Royale, Taiko No Tatsujin 14

September 6, 2010

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The great arcade show known as JAMMA takes place at the end of this week and as such we have more revelations on what show attendees can expect to see there. Namco Bandai has unveiled their JAMMA line-up here and there may not be anything surprising on the list so far: Gundam Extreme Vs. (which was already shown off at another expo recently), Taiko No Tatsujin 14(which is released this week in Japan), a couple of new kiddie rides w/ video (including what looks like a  smaller version of Taiko No Tatsujin) and Pac-Man Battle Royale. This is the first I’ve seen it confirmed that PMBR would be released in Japan, before it was just an assumption. It should be noted that while expectations were for PMBR to be released in September, the latest info has it at an October release, alongside Dead Heat(which is not going to JAMMA as it was designed more for the North American market).

Here is Namco’s JAMMA announcement page.

AM-Net is keeping track of all of the JAMMA company announcements on this page.

Namco's line-up for JAMMA: Gundam Extreme Vs., Pac-Man Battle Royale, Taiko No Tatsujin 14

September 6, 2010

Newsfeed 919 via

The great arcade show known as JAMMA takes place at the end of this week and as such we have more revelations on what show attendees can expect to see there. Namco Bandai has unveiled their JAMMA line-up here and there may not be anything surprising on the list so far: Gundam Extreme Vs. (which was already shown off at another expo recently), Taiko No Tatsujin 14(which is released this week in Japan), a couple of new kiddie rides w/ video (including what looks like a  smaller version of Taiko No Tatsujin) and Pac-Man Battle Royale. This is the first I’ve seen it confirmed that PMBR would be released in Japan, before it was just an assumption. It should be noted that while expectations were for PMBR to be released in September, the latest info has it at an October release, alongside Dead Heat(which is not going to JAMMA as it was designed more for the North American market).

Here is Namco’s JAMMA announcement page.

AM-Net is keeping track of all of the JAMMA company announcements on this page.

Sega unveils Initial D Arcade Stage 6 AA, Shining Force Cross update, other games for JAMMA

August 27, 2010

With the 48th JAMMA Expo nearly upon us, that means that companies are beginning to reveal the game they will be bringing along to the show and today, Sega took the veil off of what they have been working on. The  newest title to grace their line-up will be a new addition to the Initial D series, Initial D Arcade Stage 6 AA.  Players in Tokyo will get a chance to try the game out before JAMMA however, as it will hit the location test circuit next Tuesday at the Club Sega Akihabara. The RINGEDGE powered game (no, not the mythical Sega game console made up by people who can’t read properly) will offer new cars, characters and courses as expected but it also add Tag Battles for 2 v 2 play and it will use online play, which makes it the third racing game we’ve seen this year take the online route.

But if you’re tired of racers, Sega has other titles in the works as well. One of the few arcade RPGs on the market, although it’s been limited to Japan as far as I know, Shining Force Cross

Not a direct screenshot but awesome nevertheless

is getting another update with Shining Force: Cross Road. They’ve added support for up to six players now, a new Elf species, new monsters, items, weapons and skills to make the game more complete and enjoyable. The new update will be released in “Winter 2010″ and continues to use the RINGEDGE platform (this was the first title to use the arcade hardware). I’ll just take this opportunity to once again to express my desire about wanting an arcade RPG that’s not localized to Japan. It’s been over 10 years since Gauntlet Dark Legacy was released and since then there has been little else in the genre outside of Japan. There was Oriental Legend 2 but that also has no English translation and was in Chinese (excellent brawler/RPG though). We’ll keep holding out the hope here, someone has to be ballsy enough to give a try once again.

Sega also has a new version of their music title Project DIVA Arcade, the details of which are outlined in detail on this page. The update begins rolling out next week.

We’ve discussed Sega’s other titles they are bringing to the show on the site before: WCCF 2009-2010, Samurai Wars, Border Break 2.0, VF5 Final ShowdownHeat Up Hockey, Let’s Go Golf(formerly Go Go golf),  the animated Transformer games for kids and even the new Let’s Go Kids Elephant game. If you’re wondering why GRID isn’t on the roster, the same thing happened with Sega Rally 3 since the game was developed outside of Japan.

JAMMA begins on the second week of September, we’ll be keeping our eyes open for any other JAMMA related news in the meantime.

Visit the Sega JAMMA website

Source:AM-Net

Arc System Works to release BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II this winter

August 26, 2010

Despite all the love that fighters get with 3D graphics these days, there are a few games which still stick to the genres 2D roots and it’s even better when they stick to the genres arcade roots as well. One of those games is the BlazBlue series by Arc System Works. I’ve actually had a number of requests for a BlazBlue arcade title at my own arcade as the there is one decent side-effect of an arcade game getting the console treatment and that’s potential player awareness. So it won’t be a surprise when Arc System Works takes their latest arcade announcement and gives it all sorts of love and support in a console release just a short time from the arcade release. That release would be the new Blazblue: Continuum Shift II which will making it’s first public debut at the JAMMA show next month. While few details have been given on the new title, we know it will still run on Taito’s Type X2 hardware; it will keep the 2D graphics style; it will have an 8-way joystick w/ 4 buttons and it comes out this winter at an undetermined price. They also will be including a new character that has been released as DLC for the console versions of the game.

I wonder what kind of support the company will be giving the game internationally as with the first BlazBlue they had sent kits to sell in the US and Europe but with Continuum Shift I didn’t hear of the same effort being put forth for the arcade version. It’s one of those things we’ll have to wait and see on.

[BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II anouncement]

Source: AM-Net

UPDATE: Also more at Japhei Game Blog

Videos from JAMMA including Shining Force Cross,KOF Sky Stage, Giant Tetris, taito's table flipping game and more

September 26, 2009

Who wants just still photos of an event when you can have videos?

Sega’s Shining Force Cross. This is less like Gauntlet than I imagined it might be but it’s still cool. I really want a Gauntlet-like game for arcades again however.

Sega’s Giant Tetris

Taito’s Table pounding/flipping tantrum game also translated as “Ultra Low Dining Table”. The guys in each of these videos are a lot nicer to the table than most patrons would probably be.

KOF Sky Stage

Namco’s Tank! Tank! Tank! EDF 2017 wishes that it was this crazy looking. I like the bug parts flying everywhere, at least we know that of all of the titles on this post, this one is coming to Europe and the US.

Videos from JAMMA including Shining Force Cross,KOF Sky Stage, Giant Tetris, taito’s table flipping game and more

September 26, 2009

Who wants just still photos of an event when you can have videos?

Sega’s Shining Force Cross. This is less like Gauntlet than I imagined it might be but it’s still cool. I really want a Gauntlet-like game for arcades again however.

Sega’s Giant Tetris

Taito’s Table pounding/flipping tantrum game also translated as “Ultra Low Dining Table”. The guys in each of these videos are a lot nicer to the table than most patrons would probably be.

KOF Sky Stage

Namco’s Tank! Tank! Tank! EDF 2017 wishes that it was this crazy looking. I like the bug parts flying everywhere, at least we know that of all of the titles on this post, this one is coming to Europe and the US.

Videos of Sega's Heat Up Hockey

September 19, 2009

[Via AM Net and Gigazine]

One game I have really been wanting to see in action from JAMMA would be Sega’s new Heat Up Hockey and fortunately we have some videos of the game now.  Enjoy

Videos of Sega’s Heat Up Hockey

September 19, 2009

[Via AM Net and Gigazine]

One game I have really been wanting to see in action from JAMMA would be Sega’s new Heat Up Hockey and fortunately we have some videos of the game now.  Enjoy


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