New Arcade Releases For 2018

The world of coin-op arcade entertainment continues to grow with new video games, videmption games and pinball tables being released at various times and seasons. This page was created to track those releases from around the world for the 2018 calendar year.

Different regions are separated into the tabs below with video redemption (“videmption”) titles in their own snug category. Simply select the region you wish to browse below via the tabs. Expect frequent updates to this page as we learn of new releases!

Previous Year Lists (click on a year to visit): 20172016 / 20152014 / 2013 / 2012 / 2011 / 2010 / 2009

Looking for our master list of unreleased arcade games? Click here!

North America

Listed are titles which are receiving “official” distribution or manufacturing in the Western Hemisphere. Imports might occur from Asia but that is a difficult thing to track and not technically considered “released to distribution” for the territory.

*‘ indicate kits – Released as a hardware or software-only package for the upgrade of an existing cabinet to a new game.

Ӕ indicates that the game is Arcade Exclusive (I don’t use it for pinball since that is assumed with the territory)

Already Released:

Alice Cooper’s Nightmare Castle by Spooky Pinball (March)

Buckzilla Logo

*Big Buck Wild: Monster Island by Play Mechanix (May 1st) Ӕ

Cosmotrons by Arcadeaholics LLC (May)

Daytona Championship USA Standard cabinets by Sega Amusements

Daytona Championship USA [Standard] by Sega Amusements (June)

Family Guy Bowling arcade game by Team Play Inc.

Family Guy Bowling by Team Play Inc (March; also available as a kit) Ӕ

Iron Maiden Pinball, pro model by Stern Pinball

Iron Maiden by Stern Pinball (Apr)

Night Hunter arcade by Universal Space

Night Hunter by Universal Space (March) Ӕ

Pump It Up Prime 2 2018 logo

*Pump It Up Prime 2 2018 by Andamiro USA (Jan 1st) Ӕ

Rabbids Hollywood by Ubisoft/Adrenaline Amusements

Rabbids Hollywood by Adrenaline Amusements (Jan) Ӕ

Rashlander poster

*Rashlander by Griffin Aerotech (Jan; Airframe kit & dedicated release)

Target Bravo: Operation GHOST 43" upright model by Sega Amusements

Target Bravo: Operation Ghost Upright model by Sega Amusements (May) Ӕ

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles by Raw Thrills

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles by Raw Thrills (April) Ӕ

Tipsy Raccoons arcade cabinet by Glitchbit

Tipsy Raccoons by Glitchbit (June) Ӕ

Tomb Raider Arcade by Adrenaline Amusements

Tomb Raider by Adrenaline Amusements/Dave & Busters/Square Enix/Crystal Dynamics (Feb.; wide release May)

Virtual Rabbids: The Big Ride by Ubisoft/LAI Games

Virtual Rabbids: The Big Ride by Ubisoft/LAI Games (March) Ӕ

We Play VR - Mayan Adventure by A.I SOLVE

We Play VR by Bandai Namco Amusements (Jan)

Coming Soon:

Aka & Blue Type-R Mid-Level Boss

*Aka To Blue Type R by Tanoshimasu / Exa-Arcadia (TBA)

UNIS VR - Tiger Knight VR and D-Day 2077

D-Day 2077 by Universal Space (TBA; unit on the right) Ӕ

Halo Fireteam Raven sales flyer

Halo Fireteam Raven by Microsoft/343 Industries/Play Mechanix/Raw Thrills (Aug/Sep) Ӕ

*Heiankyou Alien 3671 by Mindwave/Exa-Arcadia (TBA)

House Of The Dead Scarlet Dawn Arcade Game by Sega

House Of The Dead Scarlet Dawn by Sega Amusements (Sep/Nov) Ӕ

*Infinos Exa by Picorinne Software / Exa-Arcadia (TBA)

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*Kraut Buster by NG:DEVTEAM (for NEOGEO MVS systems; TBA)

Nex Machina Death Machine Arcade by Housemarque and Raw Thrills

Nex Machina Death Machine by Housemarque/Raw Thrills (TBA)

Ninja Soldier

*Ninja Soldier by M2 (TBA)

Pac-Man's Pixel Bash arcade machine by Bandai Namco Amusements

Pac-Man’s Pixel Bash by Bandai Namco Amusements (July)

 

PinballFX2 Championship Edition by Zen Studios (TBA)

Pirates of the Caribbean Limited Edition by Jersey Jack Pinball

Pirates of the Caribbean pinball by Jersey Jack Pinball (Summer)

Raider's Run by Game Refuge/Galloping Ghost

Photo credit: All Castle Games

Raider’s Run by Game Refuge / Galloping Ghost Productions (TBA)

Step ManiaX logo

StepmaniaX by Step Revolution (TBA)

strikeharbinger

Strike Harbinger/Project Armor by HitSpark Games / Galloping Ghost Productions (TBA)

Super Bikes 3 by Raw Thrills (TBA)

*Super Hydorah AC by Locaomalito / Abylight / Exa-Arcadia (TBA)

 

 

The Kung Fu Vs. Karate Champ

*The Kung Fu Vs. Karate Champ by Exa-Arcadia (TBA)

UNIS VR - Tiger Knight VR and D-Day 2077

Tiger Knight VR by Universal Space (TBA; pictured to the left) Ӕ

 

Transformers Shadows Rising by Sega Amusements

Transformers Shadows Rising by Sega Amusements (June) Ӕ

 

Asia (Japan, China, Taiwan, South Korea, etc)

Listed are titles which are receiving “official” distribution or manufacturing in territories from South Korea down to Taiwan. Sometimes games released here find their way to the West but that is hit-and-miss.

*‘ indicate kits – Released as a package to upgrade an existing cabinet to a new game.

Ӕ indicates that the game is Arcade Exclusive

Already Released:

Dance Rush location test in Osaka, Japan (Konami)

Dance Rush Stardom by Konami (March) Ӕ

Pump It Up Prime 2 2018 logo

*Pump It Up Prime 2 2018 by Andamiro USA (Jan 1st)

Soul Reverse by Sega (Feb)

Sega World Drivers Championship arcade racing game by Sega

Sega World Drivers Championship 2018 by Sega Amusements (March) Ӕ

Coming Soon:

*Aka To Blue Type R by Tanoshimasu / Exa-Arcadia (TBA)

Attack On Titan Team Battle By Capcom (TBA) Ӕ

Bombergirl Arcade by Konami

Bombergirl by Konami (TBA) Ӕ

Fate/Grand Order Arcade by Type-Moon/Sega (July)

Heiankyou Alien 3671 by Mindwave/Exa-Arcadia (TBA)

House Of The Dead Scarlet Dawn Arcade Game by Sega

House Of The Dead Scarlet Dawn by Sega Amusements (Seo) Ӕ

*Infinos Exa by Picorinne Software / Exa-Arcadia (TBA)

Sen Sen Sen Ki by Sega (TBA) Ӕ

Starwing Paradox arcade cabinet by Square Enix

Starwing Paradox by Square Enix (Fall) Ӕ

Step ManiaX logo

StepmaniaX by Step Revolution (Q2)

*Super Hydorah AC by Locaomalito / Abylight / Exa-Arcadia (TBA)

The Kung Fu Vs. Karate Champ

*The Kung Fu Vs. Karate Champ by Exa-Arcadia (TBA)

Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune 6 by Bandai Namco (TBA)

Europe

Europe tends to reflect the same list as the USA but there can be some differences that pop-up every once in a while. Europe can be somewhat complicated as to which games are available in certain countries as each country has different laws & regulations regarding the sales & importation of arcade machines into their regions. The UK often has most of the newest releasing thanks to the majority of European manufacturers & distributors being based there.

Already Released:

Daytona Championship USA Standard cabinets by Sega Amusements

Daytona Championship USA [Standard] by Sega Amusements (June)

Rabbids Hollywood by Ubisoft/Adrenaline Amusements

Rabbids Hollywood by Adrenaline Amusements (Jan) Ӕ

Rashlander poster

*Rashlander by Griffin Aerotech (Jan; Airframe kit & dedicated release)

Pump It Up Prime 2 2018 logo

*Pump It Up Prime 2 2018 by Andamiro USA (Jan 1st)

Virtual Rabbids: The Big Ride by Ubisoft/LAI Games

Virtual Rabbids: The Big Ride by Ubisoft/LAI Games (Feb) Ӕ

Coming Soon:

Aka & Blue Type-R Mid-Level Boss

*Aka To Blue Type R by Tanoshimasu / Exa-Arcadia (TBA)

*Big Buck Wild: Monster Island by Play Mechanix (May 1st) Ӕ

House Of The Dead Scarlet Dawn Arcade Game by Sega

House Of The Dead Scarlet Dawn by Sega Amusements (TBA) Ӕ

*Infinos Exa by Picorinne Software / Exa-Arcadia (TBA)

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Kraut Buster by NG:DEVTEAM* (for NEOGEO MVS systems; TBA)

Nex Machina Death Machine Arcade by Housemarque and Raw Thrills

Nex Machina Death Machine by Housemarque/Raw Thrills (TBA)

 

 

*Super Hydorah AC by Locaomalito / Abylight / Exa-Arcadia (TBA)

 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles by Raw Thrills

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles by Raw Thrills (Feb/March 2018) Ӕ

The Kung Fu Vs. Karate Champ

*The Kung Fu Vs. Karate Champ by Exa-Arcadia (TBA)

Transformers Shadows Rising by Sega Amusements

Transformers Shadows Rising by Sega Amusements (TBA) Ӕ

 

Videmption

This section is for games that look like video games but their main purpose in life is to be played to win tickets. Sometimes these games might have “Amusement Modes” where they can be played like a normal arcade game, if that is the case then those games will also be found on one of the other tabs.

Already Released:

Golden Saloon by UNIS (Jan)

Mannequin Challenge by Touch Magix

Mannequin Challenge by Touch Magix (March)

Tap That by Barron Games (Feb) Ӕ

Wheel Of Fortune by Play Mechanix/ICE (Mar)

Wildlife Pics by Universal Space (UNIS)

Wildlife Pics by UNIS (Jan)

Coming Soon:

 

Mario Party Challenge World by Raw Thrills and Capcom

Mario Party Challenge World by Capcom/Nintendo/Raw Thrills (Fall)

Mystery Island by Touch Magix (Spring)

Q*Bert videmption arcade game prototype

Q*Bert by Raw Thrills (TBA; canceled?)

 

Steer Clear/Ticket Tumbler by Bay Tek Games (TBA)

Tomy Waterfuls Ring Toss by ICE (TBA)

Where can I find an arcade near me?

If you want to find one of these games near you then you can check up with the following websites which track current arcade locations. They may not have the newest games listed yet, as those have to be added to each site by users or administrators but they are usually pretty good at keeping up-to-date.

http://aurcade.com

http://www.arcadelocations.net/

http://gamerspots.com

http://pinballmap.com

https://zenius-i-vanisher.com/v5.2/arcades.php

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