JAMMA ’11: Operation GHOST; Taito TypeX3 specs; Block King

arcadehero September 16, 2011 2

JAMMA is wrapping up and one thing that means is that more videos are now on te web of what was at the show. There was no big annoucement for some new Sega hardware as that appares to have been pushed back but Sega did have some new stuff to show as we already have discussed with Virtua Tennis 4. Here is a video of Operation GHOST in action which they also have announced as slated for a release in April 2012. For the US I wouldn’t be surprised if orders start being taken at Amusement Expo 2012 in Vegas.

Aside from Virtua Tennis 4, everything else Sega had to show was centered towards releases in various Asian markets- a new version of Border Break; Star Horse 3, StarBoat, Sega Network Taisen Mahjong MJ5, THAT’S PARADiCE, Answer × Answer Live! AA and Hatsune Miku Project DIVA Arcade Version A. They’ve posted a photo album of the event with all these games here.

I’ve been trying to find more from Namco but it seems that the restrictions on video cameras around their booth have been effective so far as I can’t find anything good enough to pass along. I’d been hoping that we would at least see some footage of Tekken Tag 2, Dark Escape 3D or MaxiTune 4. I’ll keep searching.

Taito has been keeping their JAMMA news page updated consistently. They also have some pics of the quirky mechanical fighting game I mentioned in the other post (pictured). Also, via 4Gamer.net, we finally have specs of the TypeX3 board. Apparently it will be cheaper than the X2 but more powerful; they also mention a couple of times the ability to output to multiple screens. They also say TypeX2 games will work on the X3, important primarily because of NESiCAXLIVE which runs off TypeX2. The two important specs: CPU: Intel Quad-Core i5 2400/3.10GHz; GFX Card: AMD Radeon HD 6770. That’s a nice mid-range card that supports DirectX11 and OpenGL 4.1. It also will use Windows Embedded 7 64-bit and have 2GB of RAM. that is the basic setup, as it appears from the image there is a more powerful option where the CPU, GFX and HDD can be upgraded to a Core i7, nVidia 560Ti and a 320GB drive (well it is a PC afterall). Either way it should be capable of running games that look perfectly modern, although at the end of the day that will depend a great deal upon the developer.  No games at the show were seen using the TypeX3 but Taito says that they are currently in development. Here’s the spec sheet in Japanese:

Here are some pics of Taito’s Block King, which I had dubbed Legendary Cannon previously. Cool concept and using Lego’s is a good idea since pretty much everyone is familiar with them.

More to come as I come across it!


  1. editor September 17, 2011 at 5:18 am - Reply

    On the road at the moment Atarian, but is it confirmed no new SEGA hardware shown at JAMMA and TGS?

    • arcadehero September 17, 2011 at 10:45 am - Reply

      Yep, nothing new from Sega (aside from the international debut of Virtua Tennis 4) but from Taito instead with the TypeX3

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