I always like starting the week off with some new location news and today it’s got a little bit of an international flare.
Violent City Opens Under A New Location In London
(Thanks to Toby Nakhornfor the tip) – There are some cities out there where council members would be aghast at a business name like Violent City but apparently London is not one of those places. This title plays on the idea of a setting from the Raizing shoot ’em up Batrider (thanks to Dave K. for the reminder). This is not an arcade in the traditional sense – they are more focused on working as a special events venue while working with other organizers to put together a variety of different experiences. For the arcade side, they do have quite a collection of Japanese candy cabs, which are capable of running a variety of JAMMA games; naturally they will have a strong focus on fighters.
Bonus Round Opening In Phoenix on May 13th: Over on the other side of the globe, a new bar/arcade is opening their doors this Friday in Phoenix, AZ by the name of Bonus Round. As we have come to expect from most of the bar/arcade models out there these days, they will operate on a free play model for the games, which will include: Area 51, Cyberball 2071, Defender, Galaga, Gauntlet Dark Legacy, Jurassic Park, Marvel Vs. Capcom, NBA Jam, NFL Blitz, Rampage, Spy Hunter, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TRON, X-Men and more. The story over at AZcentral.com has a little more information (and points out the explosion of bar/arcades in the area); you can visit their main website here. Surprisingly, they put together a commercial to promote the opening, not something we tend to see:
We wish these businesses the best of luck and if you live anywhere near them, be sure to give them your support!