Sega Amusements To Showcase Wahlap’s Storm Racer G At EAG2014

arcadehero January 11, 2014 4

A new trade show, EAG Expo 2014, is approaching fast and with it our first confirmation of a game that will be showcased there. EAG will be held January 21-23rd in London; Sega has announced that they will have “14 exciting new titles plus 11 current hit games” there and on Facebook today they unveiled that one of those titles to be showcased is a racing game called Storm Racer G.

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Now I use the word showcase instead of unveil as they did have SRG at the recent IAAPA 2013 trade show. However the main focus of the sega booth for that event was Transformers: Human Alliance and Plants Vs. Zombies. We can assume that those two will still get a lot of love at EAG but this posting seems to indicate that SRG will get more love this time around. By that same token, I imagine that the new motorcycle racing game Storm Riders will also be on hand.

(Storm Racer G @ IAAPA13)

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(Below: Storm Racer G from the launch event in China last year)

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For a little background on the game, Storm Racer G was developed by a Chinese company we have covered before called Wahlap. The G stands for Gravity and this is a sequel to Storm Racer, which Wahlap launched a few years ago. Sega’s role here will be in representing sales of the game for Western markets. I have played the first title which was a lot like a modern Ridge Racer type game; I have not played SRG yet but from what I have been told, it sounds like it uses a different racing formula than the first. Wahlap describes it as : “Storm Racer G is a Classic Arcade Racing Game. The game contains of 12 Tracks with 6 Hidden Tracks; a Total of 14 Cars with 7 Hidden Cars. With full force feedback steering wheel and vibration speakers to simulate car response, it brings you a real racing car driving experience.” Here’s the trailer:


4 Comments »

  1. polster January 11, 2014 at 8:55 am - Reply

    It’s RIDDDDGGGEEE RACCCEERR!! again! ah, good times with that masterpiece of a game on the psx, this awesome looking game is set to do the game again, I didn’t play the first one, but it looks like i’ll have to set my sights for this one!

  2. chaos January 13, 2014 at 3:39 pm - Reply

    How big is the arcade industry in the UK and the rest of Europe? I find it a bit odd that a new industry show is popping up in London. I’m always reading articles on the lack of arcades in the UK. The last time I was there back in the early 2000s I struggled to find any arcades in London.

    • jonhooper January 15, 2014 at 7:41 am - Reply

      same chaos was at london didnt find any arcades cept slot zones šŸ™

    • Arcades4ever January 15, 2014 at 9:22 am - Reply

      It’s not the same since Funland at trocadero was forced to shut down by the landlords but what we need to remember is that just because arcades on their own are very limited doesn’t mean there aren’t any at all. Arcades can exists anywhere such as bowling allies, cinemas, seaside resorts, theme parks, airports, shopping centres, FECs, places like centreparcs etc anywhere where there is a crowd and very busy šŸ™‚

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