The battle of the sit-down turret light-gun games might be heating up a little more as Siliconera is reporting that Sega has trademarked the name Let’s Go Island: Lost on the Island of Tropics in Europe. Whether this is an arcade title or a console title is unknown at the moment – it isn’t often that we learn about new arcade titles via trademarks although it can happen on a rare occasion. A sequel to LGJ in arcades would make sense, especially with Namco prepping their new sit-down shooter Dead Storm Pirates for release in Q2 of this year. Other than that all we can do is speculate about this until Sega reveals more – if it is an arcade title then I imagine that this will take advantage of one of Sega’s new hardware platforms (Ringedge/Ringwide or if it’s being developed by Sega Europe, perhaps Europa-R could another title beyond SR3?) where it could be a good showcase title for either piece of hardware. Or perhaps it could be an upgrade kit for existing LGJ machines. Hopefully, we will hear more soon.
UPDATE: If you read our comments then you will find out that this is an arcade title(thanks Kevin Williams for that confirmation), not a console port so anyone with a hope for that can throw that out the window for now. Hopefully we will be finding out more soon at one of the upcoming European trade shows.