Just a few weeks ago on Christmas Eve, we received news that Konami was testing out a brand new sniper arcade game in Japan called Gundog. From the descriptions it sounded like a follow-up to their popular but now 10+ years old Silent Scope game. The descriptions also indicated that it uses a transparent LCD screen and a touchscreen but despite information about it popping up online, there was image of the cabinet to clear up some of the uncertainty that creeps in when using online translators.
Thanks to AH contributor Kieran, he found a picture of the poster that Konami was using to promote the location test in Japan. It’s not the best shot but it is better than nothing so we have a better idea of what it looks like. I enhanced this image a little bit to bring out more detail but this seems to be the best for the moment:
From this it’s hard to tell what role the transparent LCD plays here; I wonder if it could mean that the technology is in the scope instead of one screen overlaying another. As discussed chances of this coming to the West are low (although who knows, given the popularity of Silent Scope perhaps a manufacturer with a presence here will work something out) but either way we should see more soon as the next big arcade trade show in Japan inches closer.