Shortly I am going to be rolling out the Arcade Releases for 2013 page and as a way to kind of start that off, as well as the New Year tonight, here is a look at one of the games we plan on seeing sometime this next year. We have mentioned Cars Arcade, based upon the Disney/Pixar Cars franchise, in the past as it was shown for the first time earlier this year at the AAMA Distributor Gala at the Raw Thrills booth but the game has been pretty elusive otherwise – as mentioned in the video here the cabinet that is at the Tomorrowland Arcade was supposed to go to IAAPA but for some strange reason they decided not to take it. Also, this game has only been seen alone by itself every time we have seen it, although I imagine that the final version will allow linked units. We’re still not sure when this is going to be released (or if – it could always end up being a game that doesn’t make it out of tests if those tests do poorly but it sounds like despite being a single unit this is doing fine at Tomorrowland) but my guess is that we will see a larger rollout this March when Amusement Expo 2013 hits Vegas. The game will be produced by Raw Thrills but as they just barely started producing Snocross Arcade I imagine that they will let that get out the door before focusing on this. Cars does offer a nice substitute for Nicktoons Nitro Racing, which was a racing game more for kids that they no longer produce.
Anyways, this is the first time we have seen the game in action, otherwise we have only seen still pictures. This was captured by Nick at Arcade Hunters, who has shared some stuff from the Tomorrowland Arcade a few times. Graphically it looks pretty good, the animations on the cars is really nice, hard to get a feel for the overall levels though. He has much more to explain about it, so here you go: