JAEPO 2014 is here and with various Japanese arcade news sites on deck, we have a glimpse at the latest ideas to hit the market there. If you missed it, you can check out the JAEPO 2014 preview here. Day 2 media has been added here. Images are either via AM-NET or 4Gamer.net. Click on any image below to engorge it.
UPDATE: Added some extra videos below for Project Z and AKB48
Among previously unannounced games, Sega has the new 2D fighting game Blade Arcus, which I believe have characters from Shining Force, but I could be wrong on that:
Also Sega has announced Wonderland Wars, which they are boasting as the first MOBA-style (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) game for arcades. AKA along the lines of real-time strategy but for arcades, games like League of Legends are put into that category. This also uses a stylus controller as seen below. This is powered by the Sega Nu board. Via Am-Net
Deadstorm Pirates Special Edition, one of the few games to be seen at this show that we do know is coming to the West.
First ‘live’ look’ at Konami’s new Silent Scope Bone Eater. 4Gamer has an interview with the games producer and gets mroe into what this game has for tech, which is pretty cool. The transparent LCD is used as the UI overlay, in front of the standard LCD screen. This creates a parallax effect that while not as deep as stereoscopic 3D, does create something unique. It also is a touchscreen for accepting player input, although that seems a little awkward with the gun right there. This is the first time I’ve seen the tech used in something that wasn’t video redemption. It also has air feedback above the screen.
I don’t think the show was really even officially open yet (judging by some of the pics below) and there was a line forming to check out Konami’s new dome screen game, Steel Chronicle Ganesh. From the screenshot below it looks to have darker tone in the game than the Victroopers version.
Konami’s new BeatStream ready for the players to enjoy. With the double screen they have the network pumping out video like it was one big monitor, almost like those TV walls in the 80s
Trailer for the upcoming light-gun game by Bandai Namco, AKB48 via Arcade Belgium. This is going to take the cake for one of the weirder arcade games in recent memory.
Speaking of rhythm games, the latest & greatest version of Namco’s Taiko No Tatsujin
Cool marquee for Initial D Arcade Stage 8 Infinity. It has been announced that this will have a July release.
Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune 5 will be available in March so this will be some great hype time for it.
Sometimes Namco likes to show off what they are doing for the international market. Here is the Western version of Mario Kart Arcade GP DX which is a different cabinet design than what has been available in Japan since last Summer.
You can’t miss Ultra Street Fighter IV since it looks like they have a dozen or more ready to go, setup in traditional Japanese VS. style
Some Groove Coaster Arcade (Taito) units ready to shine
Still no direct footage but here is a new trailer for Taito’s Project Z – featuring foreigners walking the streets of Japan as zombies, terrifying the locals.
Sega putting the finishing touches on their ALL.NET + Multi area. This is where attendees are going to find games like DoA5 Ultimate Arcade and Guilty Gear Xrd Sign
The Japanese version of Super Alpine Racer (Namco). This will be released in the US in April with a slightly different cabinet design
One of those pictures that should not exist, if the signs got their way (the game is a new game for kids called Hero Bank)