(Thanks to J. Wesley Chiok for the tip)
I should have mixed this with the location news from yesterday but it slipped my memory – so better late than never 😉
We have known for a while that the Japanese owned Round1USA was looking to expand their chain of stores here. They have three locations in California and there was news about an IL location opening not long ago. Now they have a new location that has just opened up in Arlington Texas on December 20th.
Similar to other Round1USA locations, they are an FEC which has bowling and some other attractions along with a modernized arcade. What sets their arcade floor apart is the strong focus on Japanese that you rarely find in chain venues with a mix of other Western games. For the Arlington location here is some of what they have on hand (note that all of the fighters appear to be setup “VS style” which are two cabinets linked so each player gets their own screen): Aliens Extermination; Arcana Heart 3; BATMAN (4 units)Beatmania IIDX 22; Dead Heat Riders (4 units); Dirty Drivin'(2 units); Gitadora Overdrive Guitar Freaks and Drum Set versions; Guitar Hero Arcade; House of the Dead 4 Dlx; HUMMER MDX; Initial D8(4 units); Koihime Musou; Mach Storm; Mario Kart GP DX (4 units); Maximum Tune 3DX+ (4 units); Need For Speed Carbon Dlx (2 units) Operation GHOST Dlx; Pac-Man Battle Royale Dlx; Project Diva Arcade Future Tone (2 units); Pump It Up Infinity, Fiesta 2 and Prime 2015 (yes all three); Razing Storm Dlx; Sega and Sonic All-Stars Racing Arcade (2 units); Sega Heat Up Air Hockey; Storm Racer G (2 units); Super Bikes 2 (4 units); Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition; Taiko No Tatsujin 14; Tank! Tank! Tank!; Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom; Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Unlimited (10 units); Time Crisis 4 Dlx; Thrill Drive 3 (4 units); Transformers: Human Alliance Dlx; Winter X Games Snocross (4 units) and more which can include karaoke, photo sticker booths, cranes, basketball, redemption, videmption ,etc. Overall, it is quite the selection of new content to come across.
Here are some pictures posted to the Round 1 USA Facebook Group by Lance Frierson
As mentioned they are open now so if you live in or near the area, give them your support and check them out!