In the past I have lamented about the fact that we don’t really see puzzle games made for arcades anymore, despite the fact that such titles are a perfect fit for the arcade gaming model. Fortunately for those of us who enjoy puzzle games at the arcade, Sega is going to release the latest title in the Tetris The Grand Master series and they will be showing the game at JAMMA next week. There aren’t really any details on what makes this new Tetris stand out from it’s predecessors but I know of many arcades in the US which have imported TGM titles due to the nature of this series so I think we might see more of that going on (unless Sega chooses to release the game officially in other markets).
BTW, these are the full sized images of the game that have been provided at the moment, hopefully some larger ones will hit the net soon.
UPDATE: In case you are linking to this post from elsewhere and have missed news on the front page, Sega is also releasing a second Tetris arcade game that is a little bit different, especially when it comes to size.