When I posted about the innovative Heat Up Hockey game a short time ago, there was one crucial piece of information missing on the game – who was releasing it? We happen to know that now and it’s none other than Sega. Heat U Hockey changes the dynamic behind the classic game by adding a video projector that is placed perpendicular to the playfield and the game involves hitting virtual targets with the puck (as you can see in more detail by clicking on the images below). HUAH will be making an appearance at the upcoming JAMMA show in Japan.
While many games shown at shows like JAMMA will not see a general release outside of Japan, I don’t see any reason why HUH couldn’t since air hockey is a game that is universally understood by players everywhere and something like this adds an innovative angle to air hockey, enough so that I wouldn’t doubt that we’ll soon see other companies taking a crack at the same idea.