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JAEPO 2014 Preview: What To Expect From Namco, Sega, Konami, and Taito

JAEPO 2014 Preview: What To Expect From Namco, Sega, Konami, and Taito

arcadehero February 13, 2014 2

UPDATE: First images up from the show can be seen here. The Japan Amusement Expo 2014 (JAEPO 2014)will be getting underway tomorrow and with that, new arcade games to talk about. Unlike most Western trade

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Taito Teases New Zombie Game: Project Z

Taito Teases New Zombie Game: Project Z

arcadehero February 12, 2014 1

After being bought by Square Enix, Taito hasn’t exactly been cranking out new games like they used to and like a lot of big names from the arcade past, have increased their mobile game

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Japan This Week: Groove Coaster, Puyo Puyo Arcade, Gunslinger Stratos 2

Japan This Week: Groove Coaster, Puyo Puyo Arcade, Gunslinger Stratos 2

arcadehero November 7, 2013 2

While a lot of the focus for arcades this month shines on releases out West, they don’t stop bringing games to the forefront in Japan. Here’s what is going on this week. First off

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Taito & Scrap Launches A Game Station Real Escape Attraction In Japan

Taito & Scrap Launches A Game Station Real Escape Attraction In Japan

arcadehero November 3, 2013 2

Newsfeed 1336 via Point & Click adventure games had their heyday back in the 80s, representing a contrast in PC gaming at the time compared to arcades. The closest arcades would get to that

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Weekend News: Game Nation Theme Park; Looking At CAX; Fighting Climax + More

Weekend News: Game Nation Theme Park; Looking At CAX; Fighting Climax + More

arcadehero October 11, 2013 1

Happy weekend everyone. I don’t know about you but 2013 is moving along briskly for me, maybe because it’s been a hectic kind of busy. Here’s some newsbytes to start your weekend off with.

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“ARTCADE – The Book Of Classic Arcade Game Art” Looking For Funding

“ARTCADE – The Book Of Classic Arcade Game Art” Looking For Funding

arcadehero October 1, 2013 0

It’s been a little while since we discussed arcade art on the blog, not because they have stopped doing sideart for games (all new games do have it still, along with marquees, some are

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Newsbag: NJ Boardwalk Fire, Groove Coaster in Hong Kong; Knotts Berry Farm ’91; A couple of Game Funding Campaigns

Newsbag: NJ Boardwalk Fire, Groove Coaster in Hong Kong; Knotts Berry Farm ’91; A couple of Game Funding Campaigns

arcadehero September 16, 2013 1

Last week was quite a punch for arcade news, especially after a relatively slow summer. Sometimes a lot of the big stuff hits all at once then leaves us wanting for a few days

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Looking At Taito’s history As They Turn 60

Looking At Taito’s history As They Turn 60

arcadehero August 27, 2013 9

This past Friday was a date that was important to arcade and video game history but I did not realize that until I saw a message on Facebook from Taito. Here is what they

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New Round 1 USA Location Open In Lakewood Mall, CA; “Smaller, Badder, Meaner and Uncut”

New Round 1 USA Location Open In Lakewood Mall, CA; “Smaller, Badder, Meaner and Uncut”

arcadehero August 8, 2013 7

Round 1 USA, a Japanese FEC company keeps on growing. AH correspondent Phil Arrington, who has provided us with some stories on occasion of some happenings here and there, recently made a visit to

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Wrapping-Up The Week: Arcades At E3; Metallica LE Pinball; Big Buck World Championship 2013, Pirates of Monster Island + More

Wrapping-Up The Week: Arcades At E3; Metallica LE Pinball; Big Buck World Championship 2013, Pirates of Monster Island + More

arcadehero June 14, 2013 5

If you’ve been sloshing through the work week, it has finally come to an end to begin sloshing through the weekend. Here’s a review of some stories that have taken place this week that

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Private Events Show Off New Product for Sega and Taito in Japan

Private Events Show Off New Product for Sega and Taito in Japan

arcadehero June 1, 2013 2

Newsfeeds 1310 & 11 via With Summer just about to start (I do wonder, given that the heater in my house kicking in this morning with as cold as it was), its time for

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Taito’s NESiCAxLIVE Arcades Getting KOFXIII Climax and…Skullgirls (and Spelunker)

Taito’s NESiCAxLIVE Arcades Getting KOFXIII Climax and…Skullgirls (and Spelunker)

arcadehero May 21, 2013 5

Little Update: Just a shout out to the7k and MMF who sent me this tip too but I did not check my email before checking Japanese news sources. UPDATE #2: We can add Spelunker

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