I did a follow-up with Satinder Bhutani, Executive Vice President at Andamiro USA and I was able to get a little more information on the US release of the Japanese girl-on-girl fighter, Arcana Heart 2. Here’s some of the extra details:
- The version used will be the original version NOT the new update.
- The game will be released in the 2nd week of October
- The game will be distributed through Andamiro’s authorized distributors so prices will vary BUT the price should be around $1,500 plus shipping.
- Andamiro expects to bring more titles to the US running on the eX-Board by Examu
- No information on a European release at this time
So there you have it! When they said very low price they weren’t kidding – $1500 in the arcade world, even for a new kit isn’t bad at all, especially when you look at how much they are charging for Type X2 boards. It’s low enough that I could probably afford this for my arcade although I’ll need to find a proper cabinet to put it in with a high-res monitor. It also should be interesting to see what other titles will be headed over, who knows, if Examu plays their cards right we could have another NeoGeo-like platform on our hands with many games.