Hot on the heels of news that Namco will be opening up a new theme park in Tokyo later this year comes news that Namco Entertainment (which is the division of the company that deals with the various sites that are out there like Time Out and others) has plans in the US for a new kind of Eatertainment style business, one that features an upscale restaurant setting with the elements of eatertainment that fit into how they work with arcade games and the like.
According to the article at Polygon, the concept is still in its early stages so no fixed date yet but when it comes to pass, it will likely find a home in the Chicago area somewhere. I also imagine that it will be one place where you can find some of Namco America’s latest game offerings and could also prove as a facility for testing out other new concepts but we’ll have to wait and see on that to be sure.
[Via DNA Association News]
Also in one more piece of Namco facility news, the Namco Funscape Metroscentre in Gateshead, UK has been nominated for the “Access for All award at the North East England Tourism Awards”. The winners will be announced on January 31st but being on the shortlist for the awards at least is certainly something the staff there can be proud of. (Thanks to Kieran May for the tip on this one).