This week has seen a exhibition for arcade games called EAS, which has been held in Berlin Germany. And we have the first look at some of the new games there, thanks to Kevin Williams of The Stinger Report. We can consider this to be a small preview of the IAAPA trade show that takes place in Orlando next month, although my understanding is that many more companies will be at this latter show which also garners more attention so a larger variety of new products will be there. That is not to take away from EAS though, which is allowing customers in Germany to get a taste of some of the latest games to be on the market.
Pac-Man Smash – Namco’s newest concept in air hockey which is known as Big Bang Smash in Japan is soon making its way to arcades out West but with the Pac-Man license it has huge potential. We have covered it already but this is the first time the game has been seen at a trade show. It will also be at the aforementioned IAAPA show.
Dark Escape 4D – Namco’s latest shooting game was a big hit at EAS, certainly ’tis the season for horror games. For more details check here.
Deadstorm Pirates 4D+ – They also had their 4D version of Deadstorm Pirates on hand, which allows for up to four players and uses 3D as well, which we have seen at a few events previously.
Winter X Games SnoCross Arcade – We have heard of this game already but here are the first up-close shots of it we have seen. As covered previously, this is essentially a spiritual successor to Midway’s Arctic Thunder and it also employs a QR code scoring system that allows the player to share their scores and achievements to a social media site from their smartphone, which is seen below. Also by the design they have used, you could say that it is a blending of Arctic Thunder and Super Bikes 2. Now we just need to see a video of this in action. More details on SnoCross
This company has a racing simulator that looks similar what companies like Cruden have done but what the differences might be between the two I do not know.
Also when it comes to racing simulation, which the coin-op industry is passionately in love with as you know, there is Race Room which allows you setup a full-fledged virtual racing center.
That’s it for now, if anything else comes along we will be sure to report it!