Aliens Armageddon Arcade To Debut At IAAPA 2013

arcadehero November 11, 2013 10
Aliens Armageddon Arcade To Debut At IAAPA 2013

UPDATE: The cabinet and more details have been unveiled! Click here.

The other day a small blurb in a Namco press release unveiled that a new Aliens game would be showing up at the IAAPA 2013 trade show next week and today we have received a teaser flyer to promote the game. Called Aliens Armageddon, this flyer confirms that it has been developed by the same team at Play Mechanix which has been responsible for other coin crunching light-gun games including Aliens: Extermination, Terminator Salvation and Big Buck HD (among others, some of the staff there worked for Midway on some big 90s gun games like Terminator 2 or CarnEvil). From this flyer, I think the game they are referring to is Terminator Salvation. Here is the flyer (updated image from the original post with higher resolution)


The Alien 3D model looks quite detailed but the background showing building indicates battles on a colony or maybe Earth. It also looks like those buildings are cel-shaded. But we’ll have to wait for a screenshot to make a better guess at what it will look like.

This means that there will be at least two major licenses duking it out at IAAPA for the limelight – this and Sega’s Transformers Human Alliance. This also gives the Aliens franchise another chance to shine after the Colonial Marines debacle although I think there is no room to worry since completely different companies and a different format is involved.

We will have coverage of this and the other games when the show begins next week so stay tuned!


  1. Arcades4ever November 11, 2013 at 3:28 pm - Reply

    This sounds exciting, could be the next big thing from rawthrills and play mechanics since terminator salvation? I loved that game but only the mounted gun version as the light guns were often lagging and not calibrated properly to play I found but the mounted guns worked best. Do you know what the cabinet looks like arcadehero or is it to be seen soon at the show?

    • arcadehero November 11, 2013 at 3:43 pm - Reply

      This is the game I’ve been hearing some background rumor chatter about but apart from this flyer I have not seen a thing. I have been told that its supposed to introduce some sort of new gun mechanic (kind of how Terminator introduced a new way to reload) but whether that mechanic is a new reloading mechanism or perhaps some sort of AR thing, I have no idea. I’m guessing that surprise will be unveiled at the show. 🙂

      • Arcades4ever November 12, 2013 at 4:09 pm - Reply

        Ohh goody, so it’s not just going to be an ordinary shooter like terminator? sounds even more exciting now you mentioned it 😀

        • arcadehero November 12, 2013 at 9:55 pm -

          It could be, who knows 🙂 I just know it will have something in the hardware controls to help it stand out. You’ll know when I know 😀

  2. jonhooper November 12, 2013 at 11:43 am - Reply

    cannot officially wait !!! 😀 thanks 4 the report arcade heroes you’re my HEROES HAHA LOLZ 🙂

    • arcadehero November 12, 2013 at 11:56 am - Reply

      No problem, check in next week when we will have pictures of the cabinet and more details!

  3. Federico Read November 12, 2013 at 7:46 pm - Reply

    Can’t wait to play this!

  4. jonhooper19 November 13, 2013 at 4:09 pm - Reply

    its been a glorious year of arcade games i may say so myself !!! 😀

    • arcadehero November 13, 2013 at 4:21 pm - Reply

      You could say more 2014 will be since most of this stuff will only start really showing up then 😉 Otherwise the year has been almost devoid of releases until now. Glad its picking up and that we have a lot of options

  5. eric sanders May 19, 2015 at 6:35 pm - Reply

    i love arcade games and video games the game i have play is aliens armageddon but i play the arcade terminator salvation hopefully i will play aliens armageddon the arcade game then i will be the first ever video game champion

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