Wreck-It Ralph Trailer Hearts Arcades plus Wizard of Oz Pinball Play @ E3

arcadehero June 6, 2012 4
Wreck-It Ralph Trailer Hearts Arcades plus Wizard of Oz Pinball Play @ E3

Self-explanatory but check out this trailer for this Disney’s upcoming Wreck-It Ralph film. For those of us who love arcades, I think this will be a big fan service to all of us as arcades seem to play a pretty big role judging by this footage. It comes along in November. What are your thoughts?

On the KLOV forums a person there said that Disney has made some cabinets to promote the film that they might put into a few arcades out there as a part of the viral marketing effort. Perhaps some of you will come across those soon, if you are in California at least. Here is the website for the film (thanks to Editor for the link below): http://disney.go.com/wreck-it-ralph/

 

UPDATE: Thanks to Sam Ven of Namco for providing this pic of the Fix It Felix Jr. cabinet at the Wreck-It Ralph display at E3. This looks to be starting the promotion of looking for Fix-It Felix Jr. cabinets at real arcades out there. How you might get your arcade to be a part of this though I have no idea. The sign on this says something close to (from what I can make out of it): “ATTENTION GAMERS & COLLECTORS  This is 1 of only 100 Fix-It Felix Jr. Cabinets Manufactured in 1982. We are looking for information on the location of any existing cabinets in any condition. Please email us at (I think it says felixarcade AT disneystudios.com ) with any information or photos of their whereabouts“. This could be a great promotion not just for the movie but for arcades that manage to get in on this, however Disney is deciding to do cabinet placement.

UPDATE: Just saw this hit Twitter, 22 seconds of Wizard of Oz Pinball being played at E3


4 Comments »

  1. Jordan June 6, 2012 at 3:42 pm - Reply

    I would totally pay Disney to put a cabinet in our FEC!

  2. chaos June 7, 2012 at 1:15 am - Reply

    I love all the arcade and video game references but I feel this movie is geared towards a younger audience that won’t understand most of the references. I felt this happened to Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World. If it weren’t for a friend telling me about all the great 8-bit references I probably would have never seen it. I didn’t see much of a marketing push for that movie but the movie posters totally missed the mark. I still might watch Wreck It Ralph in the theater since the story seems somewhat original.

  3. editor June 7, 2012 at 9:42 am - Reply

    Thanks Sam.

    The site Disney made to promote the game is great: http://disney.go.com/wreck-it-ralph/

    This is going to place arcades really in the mainstream for the Summer/Autumn – wonder if we can build off of this love?

  4. editor June 7, 2012 at 3:07 pm - Reply

    Can I encourage everyone on Linkedin to pretend that they worked for Tobikomi on ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ (1982 – 1983)… just for a laugh.

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