Here’s a new batch of images to come out of AOU 2011 that is now taking place in Japan. We’re not able to be there personally but there is quite a bit of coverage from the event from the many game news sites located in Japan. Hit the post break for the images to see some of the latest content Japanese arcade makers are working on, including shots of the new Let’s Go Island 3D, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Chaos Code, a new version of Virtua Fighter 5 and more!
UPDATE: Added a little info on the Konami booth and some more pics of Namco products including the new Gundam pods they are releasing. Also added a new video of a walkaround the show so you can see many of these games in action. I’ve also added a video of Jubeat Copious too.
UPDATE: (Thanks to Bacon for sending us the tip) – Here’s a walkaround AOU by akihabaranews.
In this 10 minute video we get to see many games that we have talked about here but haven’t seen in action – Maximum Heat 3D, Super Mario Bros. Wii World Coins, Dragon Ball Zenkai, and others.UPDATE#2: Many more videos online now, take a look here.
Please note that much more will be on it’s way over the next day or so. I haven’t seen booth pics yet of either Konami or Taito so stay tuned for those.
Sega’s Let’s Go Island 3D – We found out about this recently but here’s the booth Sega setup for the game, showing off their big-screen 3DTV technology, no glasses necessary. We’ve said before that this is really the only way for the 3D craze to take off in arcades and it looks like Sega has managed it. AM-Net is showing a cost of 2.1 million yen, which is roughly $25k USD . While a high price, it’s actually lower than some 3D games we’ve seen in Japan like RoadFighters which was going for something like $35k and that required glasses. This uses a full stereoscopic 3DTV that is 52″ in size. This will be released in Japan this July. You can also see Sega MLB Card Gen 2010 to the right.
One from 4Gamer.net
Sega Card Gen MLB 2010. This is what happens when an interesting game doesn’t test well in the USA – it goes to Japan instead. It’s too bad really. You can read about the history on this game here.
Sega showed off a video of yet another new version of Virtua Fighter 5, VF5 Final Showdown Version A.Sega and FK Digital also has a new 2D fighter they are showing off called Chaos Code. This uses Ringwide hardware and will be out in Japan this August.Out: Virtual horse betting The New Hotness: Betting on virtual boat racing! (StarBoat by Sega)
OK I take that back. There is still plenty of love for virtual horse betting (Star Horse 3)
Booth as seen at 4Gamer.net
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (official site). First is a new trailer, which shows off allt he new features the game has, from the new card system, to character customization, weapon use, arena deformations, team ranking then some flyer scans by AM-Net. I wonder when they will be showing Street Fighter X Tekken?
New screenshots via 4Gamer
Regarding that new card system being used on TTT2, here is an official site for that, it’s called Banapassport and it will be used on not just Tag 2 but also the new Dragonball Z arcade game and a new version of Gundam(pictured below, via Game Watch).
Speaking of a new version of Gundam, it’s called Mobile Suit Gundam Battlefield Rev3. This uses those famous pods but now it will sport new projection screens for 1920×1080 resolution, running on Namco’s PC-based ES1 hardware. Details via AM-Net
Also the 3D update to Dead Heat, Maximum Heat was on-hand (Game Watch)
Here’s a pic of the new Dragonball Zenkai game Namco will release later this year (via DengekiOnline)
Here’s a pic of their Jubeat Copious game which will come out this summer. I haven’t come across any pics of Konami’s booth yet so that will probably come later.
UPDATE: Dengeki Online has some pictures of the Konami booth including Hello PopN’Music and the new Jubeat Copious being played. They also have a railway simulator there which looks somewhat interesting.
UPDATE: Here’s a video I found via Gigazine of JC being played.OTHER
Here is a shot showing the new Koihime Dream Arcade Edition running on some Galaxy cabs (4Gamer)