Posted tagged ‘Rassen’

Rassen seeking to bring Vulcan-M and Shooting Star to the US UPDATE Vulcan now at Trocadero in London

March 17, 2010

Of all the light-gun games we have discussed in recent times, perhaps one of the most surprising setups we have seen is the new content coming from Korean company Rassen as they seek to break into the amusement/digital out-of-home entertainment market. They demonstrated Vulcan-M at EAG (which features a realistic looking chaingun that expels shells and even smoke) and now they have sent us some information on this and one other game that they are seeking to bring to the US market. They do not have a distribution channel in the US yet but they hope to secure one soon.

Since we have covered Vulcan-M previously I am not going to get into too much detail on that, although they sent a brochure in English that I have posted after the break. The other new game they have revealed is Shooting Star, a large multiplayer game that is reminiscent of the classic Duck Hunt (or QWAK! if you want to be a purist). Like Vulcan-M, Rassen has taken pains to recreate realistic looking guns which according to them: “We use short gun, pistol, rifle, etc., which are specially made to give the feelings of real guns by providing realistic back blow, burst sound, ejection of cartridge case, etc. We also use 8 M long ultra wide projection screen for users to fully experience the feeling of real shooting place.”

They also provided a brochure for Shooting Star but it’s over 300MB in size so I’ll hold off on uploading that unless you are really curious to see it. Otherwise the video below should suffice.

Shooting Star

Another level on Shooting Star

Vulcan-M

I have also added both of these games to the United States column on our Arcade Release list for 2010.

UPDATE: Thanks to RJay on the forums it appears that Vulcan-M is now at the Trocadero in London set at £2 per play. I realize that I am quite late in pointing this out, sorry about that. Source

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First pics from the big arcade show in London called EAG 2010 by Kevin Williams UPDATED

January 27, 2010

Thanks to Kevin Williams of The Stinger Report, we have a first look at the European Amusement and Gaming Expo 2010. To give you an idea of some of the games you’ll see by clicking below, here’s a brief list of what’s new: Let’s Go Island (Sega); Bejeweled (?); Vulcan M (Rassen); Big Buck Hunter Pinball (Stern); Stomper DLX (TrioTech); Rok N’ Bloks (ICE); The BishiBashi (Konami); and one game that’s sure to grab us plenty of hits for the rest of eternity on the name alone, Box4Sex (don’t worry, it’s SFW – just a boxer game that dispenses condoms and such) and of course there’s more. But you’ll have to click below to find out. All the pictures are courtesy The Stinger Report; the commentary is all mine and just so you know, I wasn’t at the show. This also marks just one of our EAG related posts – more information will be forthcoming (including videos!) in the coming days so stay tuned! In fact, I already have found one video showing the games there, which you’ll find embedded below as well.

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Rassen products to launch at EAG 2010

January 23, 2010

With less than a week to go until the European Amusement and Gaming expo opens in London, we have received the news that Electrocoin Sales will be launching the products of the Korean company Rassen at the show. The company is concerned with military simulation products, two of which are shown in the promotional video we’ve seen. The first is Vulcan M, a large lightgun game with a variety of immersive cabinet features, featuring a fixed machine gun. The second is Military Camp, which focuses on smaller, hand-held weaponry. Though it’s hard to catch much game footage in the trailers, both games appear to feature very realistic visuals. Other details are scarce at present (not least due to our lack of Korean language skills), so until EAG rolls around you’ll need to settle for the trailer below.

[Official Rassen website] [Discuss on the forums]


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