The All Nippon Amusement Machine Operators (AOU) Expo 2007 took a phenomenal slice of the Chiba’s Makuhari Messe facility. AOU represents an operator’s show, in contrast to JAMMA that is a manufacturers’ show – both association events experiencing their own changes. The big players on the show floor:
Konami Digital Entertainment
The KDE booth represented an advanced amusement operation by the premiere amusement factory – though not the largest, the company showed a diverse selection of amusement product, and strong titles that enthralled many who ventured into the lair.
‘Silent Hill: The Arcade’ – The big surprise for AOU on the KDE booth was the appearance of another console / amusement crossover with the Silent Hill franchise. The game offered a two-player blasting feat in a modified Lethal Enforcer 4 cabinet, now with an enclosure shroud for the players to feel the full benefit of the audio roof speakers and full screen effects. The game uses the same LE gun layout, but with the addition of e-AMUSEMENT PASS….. [read on at Highway Games]
Thanks Kevin Williams @ The Stinger Report