The Lord of Vermilion – new 'Squenix' arcade game creates lines in Japan

Shaggy December 7, 2007 2

SquareEnixs’ new coin-op game The Lord of Vermilion began it’s testing phase in Japan today and as seen on Game Watch, it’s already a smashing success. A line of peoplelov01.gif eager to play the new game was seen coming out of the arcade where the game is testing and going around the block. We had a post about the Lord of Vermilion a couple of weeks ago with some details on the game and thanks to a link from the Stinger Report we have more pictures of the game in action. I also managed to find a video of the game on youtube. I now wonder how this will pan out overseas – Sega is testing one card based game in the States and if it does well I could imagine seeing other companies taking notice and bringing their card games to venues outside of Japan as well. You can click on the images below to get a better look at the cabinet and the game – I really like the trackball they used, it almost looks like a mystical orb. Pictures via Game Watch.

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(Video posted by Youtube user Demondesign]

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  1. Jay December 10, 2007 at 3:59 pm - Reply

    From Sega, Sangokushi Taisen is out about 2-3yrs ago and now they are testing Version 3.0 (start with ver.1.0,1.1,1.2, 2.0, 2.1, 3.0-testing phase). Most of the Asia Countries got 1.1, 1.2 or higher version. In the US only one place got this game.
    1.1 or higher can be play with nation wide network. means person can play the anyplayer with in the nation. I think Sega will be able to connect the game as world wide in the end.
    As far as I know, only place I do know this game exist is at Schaumberg Gameworks- now it owned by Sega USA Corp. They do have ver. 1.0.
    Problem with this muchine is its too expensieve to buy or rent this muchine. 4game muchines with replay screen cost about 400-500k+ to buy the muchine.
    Because of this reason not many arcade shop taking risk to get this game. And because of this reason the only game in the US can not be upgrade to next version.(nation wide network.)

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