Round1USA Adding More Games, Expanding Into More Locations

arcadehero March 10, 2016 12
Round1USA Adding More Games, Expanding Into More Locations

(Thanks to Stingray_Travel for the tip)

Japanese owned Round1USA isn’t taking a break from keeping their locations up-to-date, here is some interesting news regarding their growth.

This thread over at the NeoGAF forums has some very interesting information to chew on about what the company is doing immediately and in the near future. It starts off by mentioning the following games as being available at their locations either for testing or on a more permanent basis: Groove Coaster 3 (which was released yesterday in Japan); Mario & Sonic Olympics (this is released by Sega in the US so should be there for a long time); NESiCAxLIVe support at all locations (i.e. nice selection of Japanese games available through the network); Ghostbusters (the videmption game), Disney Tsum Tsum Arcade (select locations) and Square Enix’s Gunslinger Stratos 2. GS2 is testing at 3 of their locations now, two in California and one in Seattle so should be interesting to see how the dual light-gun w/ thumb stick 3D movement game works over here.

Per this tweet, here is where the company plans on expanding

Translators have figured that several of those locations will be coming along in 2017, with three in 2016. (As mentioned in the comments, one is coming to Grapevine, TX). I’ve got a piece of PIU news for Dave & Busters but I’ll save that for a different post. In the meantime, what are your thoughts about this news for R1USA?

 


12 Comments »

  1. SaraAB87 March 10, 2016 at 1:16 pm - Reply

    Very interesting, we need a place like this to come to Buffalo, NY and bring some unique games in (doesn’t look like its coming here yet though). I think this place very much has the potential to upset the stranglehold that Dave & Busters has on the market (not that that is a bad thing). Its also nice to see a chain expanding to other areas instead of just a few locations in a couple states. There is a huge mass of fans of Japanese culture in general here that would absolutely head right to this place, as we have an anime convention at literately every college in the area now and other standalone events that are well attended outside of the local colleges.

  2. coffeelover239 March 10, 2016 at 1:55 pm - Reply

    Can’t believe there’s gonna be another Round 1 in the DFW area, and still, Houston doesn’t even get a location announced. YOU MANIACS! DAMN YOU! Sorry, I’m just a huge Rhythm Game Enthusiast, and there’s no arcade in Houston that satisfies my needs. It sucks. Oh god it sucks.

  3. MasterFygar March 10, 2016 at 2:09 pm - Reply

    Seriously exciting! Glad to see ‘real’ arcades kicking off still. I’ve often said that one reason arcades are still so big in Japan is because they offer experiences you can’t get on your phone or consoles while most US arcades are full of ticket versions of iPhone games… glad to see that arcades with real, unique games like GS2 still work, even on this side of the pond.

  4. masterLEON March 11, 2016 at 12:12 am - Reply

    Broadway Mall in Long Island…close enough to NYC in my book, LET’S DO THIS!!

  5. gblock March 11, 2016 at 9:40 pm - Reply

    looks like Chicago is becoming an arcade hotbed.
    Galloping Ghosts, Level 257 and now a Round 1.

    Would love to see C-bus get one to add to the already robust barcade lineup.

    • ArcadeZero March 12, 2016 at 2:04 am - Reply

      Chicago? Where’d you get that tidbit from? The only Round1USA Illinois has is in Bloomingdale,IL.

      Please feel free to point out where they say one is coming to Chicago?

  6. Ctoph March 12, 2016 at 12:56 am - Reply

    We already have a Round 1 at Stratford Square in Bloomingdale, is there going to be another Chicago area location? πŸ™‚

  7. ArcadeZero March 12, 2016 at 2:07 am - Reply

    On a side note, @ArcadeHero did you mention the new one opening in Grapevine,Texas?

    • arcadehero March 12, 2016 at 12:09 pm - Reply

      Just added it to the post, thanks!

  8. NinjaVenom March 21, 2016 at 3:37 pm - Reply

    Totally wish they would open one in Maryland.

  9. Mark A March 24, 2016 at 8:34 pm - Reply

    WOOHOO hope the Georgia one is close to Atlanta, we don’t get nearly enough arcades around here

  10. Marco March 28, 2016 at 8:50 am - Reply

    Hi Mark A. The Georgia location will be at Stonecrest in Lithonia, GA, about 20 miles from Atlanta.

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