UPDATE: Here’s the first pic of the production models:
For those interested in checking out the latest title from Raw Thrills, one that combines Super Bikes 2 and Arctic Thunder into one, under the Winter X Games ESPN license, then it won’t be long until that game might show up in an arcade near you. The news came from a simple and brief post from a Raw Thrills executive, Andrew Eloff on Facebook (link via AAMA FB page) so we don’t really need more confirmation than that. They also tweeted the news.
As for the game itself, we’ve discussed this a few times already. We posted the first screenshots from the game a short time ago and a video trailer was released right after that. The game makes use of QR codes which you can scan with a smartphone to post your scores. One new thing about it though are the “All-Time Leaderboards” which are being posted to the Raw Thrills website. There you can see some of the best times from the different tracks, as well as the best race tricks, takedowns, jump distance, airtime and games played on a single machine. What’s nice is that when you scan the code to share this info, it also has the location tacked onto it so it works as a marketing tool for the locations that have the game.
I have not heard of pricing info on this yet but I would not be surprised if it is close to what they charge for Super Bikes 2 on the deluxe model, the standard model probably costing several hundred less. Either way, here’s
I’ve moved the game up to the “Already Released” category on our Arcade Releases page for 2012.