I have never been to any of the trade shows in London but always in January there is an event or two that focuses on arcades and related amusements. It was through coverage on that back in 2007 that I first had discovered this blog actually, since everyone on the AH staff was located in the UK at the time.
Anyways, the January event that will take place in 2015 is called EAG 2015 and some news hit the wires the other day via InterGame Online about a major game that will debut at this particular show – Bandai Namco Amusement’s Time Crisis 5. We have mentioned the game on AH previously as the game has enjoyed some public location testing in Japan a few times over the past couple of months. I have not heard about any location tests out West yet but I have to imagine they have done some in secret. I have yet to see any video of it in action either but I did find out at IAAPA 2014 that the deluxe version is about 13 ft. wide so it is truly a massive cabinet. I also obtained the official English flyer images for the game, here is the first time I have seen the translated versions. Enjoy:
(Click to explodinate them to a larger size)
Japanese news services like AM-Net indicate a cheaper standard version is on the table, which I asked about as well – Namco’s focus will be on the Deluxe build at first but there is a good chance for a smaller cabinet to get a release a little later. That will be great for smaller locations (like my own) so I am very much looking forward to that release, whenever it might happen.
So can’t wait to play this. I’m guessing this won’t be hard to come by as every location that has at least one arcade machine will have this or at least places like hollywood bowl and popular seasides in the UK 🙂
If Time Crisis 5 whole story is completed, Namco will make Time Crisis 6 for 9 years time