As I mentioned yesterday, the upcoming Amusement Expo is certainly turning out to be the place where light-gun game fans have a lot to look forward to as nearly every company which produces coin-op video will have something to show off that uses a light-gun in one form or another. Of those game makers, Sega is setting it’s sights on the competition as yesterday they issued a press release which took a shot at Deadstorm Pirates in the title and today, they have issued one regarding Rambo that takes a shot at Terminator. As we had mentioned previously, Sega has announced a new version of the Rambo cabinet that fits in between the standard 32″ version and the larger 50″ deluxe they had originally released with a new 42″ LCD cabinet (which just so happens to look a little bit like the Terminator Salvation cabinet).
There is no indication as to whether or not the software has been updated for this new version or not and it looks like it’s just a cabinet upgrade that is set to compete price wise with Terminator (the press release headline mentions it’s at an unbeatable price but the release does not say what that is). You can see the press release here and the PDF sporting the new cabinet here.
UPDATE: I was looking around distributor sites and at least one distributor, BMI Gaming is listing the 42″ game as in stock, for sale at $8275, which is a few hundred under their listing for Terminator. That puts the game around the price the 32″ version was selling for when it was new. I don’t see it listed yet on the other distributor sites I check but that price point won’t fluctuate too much. I do wonder how this will push the price of the 32″ down, but that is something we will have to wait and see on.