A short time ago Namco Europe sent out a press release where they revealed that Mario Kart GP DX, Aliens Armageddon and some other games would be making a showing at next week’s IAAPA 2013 event. They also revealed that Namco’s Alpine Racer would be returning to arcades but was light on details beyond that. They have now begun sending out images of the prototype cabinet that will be at the show but I have confirmed with Namco America that these are prototype cabinets and there will be some changes made to it in the final production version. Here’s the cab with more details below (click on the image to enormify):
Starting with the marquee, if this option is kept for the final (which seems likely); this is similar to the scrolling LED marquee used in the recent Pac-Man Ticket Mania game. The proto has a 50″ screen and I also can confirm that it will be linkable up to 4 units. We’ll see more of this next week and also will update you on the changes made int he final when those come along.
So what are your thoughts on the return of a 90s arcade series to the modern arcade scene?