Here are two arcade-related videos to share with you today, first off the highly anticipated TRON Legacy Limited Edition Pinball in action. Since hearing about the modifications like the light-tubes, we’ve been waiting to see how it would turn out. They also made the Recognizer toy move around so it’s more interesting. I wonder if they will be sticking to the 400 limited units or if there will be more due to demand, I’ve heard of a lot of TRON fans looking to get one of these. Thanks to Cameron Fugal for the tip!
In other Stern news, famous game designer George Gomez has been appointed VP of Game Development in the company, which should be interesting to see how that will changes things with Stern.
Next up is something that you might mistake for a console title but in fact, this is a coin-op arcade game for Japan called Steel Chronicle which we have discussed a little already although this is the first time it’s been seen in action. I have compared it to Sega’s Border Break meets Earth Defense Force 2017 (or perhaps the newer EDF although I haven’t had a chance to play it yet) and judging by this video, I think I’ll be sticking to that comparison. Kill off a ton of giant bugs with some assistance of your power armor. While free movement is allowed, it looks like they don’t let you wander off too far to get lost/disoriented. There are arcade games in the past which have allowed movement around a level in the same manner so that isn’t new (Slashout is the first game that came to my mind but there have been others). The game also has a built in chat system which they show briefly here when the purple icons pop-up.Via Konami’s Steel Chronicle page.