Mentioned the other day on the blog, certain undisclosed Dave & Busters locations began to receive Tomb Raider arcade machines. Designed by Adrenaline Amusements, the game cabinet was based upon the recently launched Rabbids Hollywood 4-player light-gun game while the software is an arcade exclusive adaptation of the most recent home title by Square Enix/Crystal Dynamics. Now, Dave & Busters has officially confirmed the launch of this new exclusive for the company. From Kevin Bachus of D&B:
We are exclusively launching Tomb Raider as a larger than life four player shooting puzzle game at all 108 Dave & Buster’s locations starting this week. This is a game I’ve wanted to make for a long time, and with the spectacular new Tomb Raider film just around the corner, it presented the perfect opportunity to work with Warner Bros and Square Enix/Crystal Dynamics to make it a reality.
Since I knew that the team at Adrenaline was as passionate about Tomb Raider as I am, there
was never any question that they would be the right partner for us to bring the game to life, using the same technology they’d shown us a few years ago that also powers their new Rabbids Hollywood game.
The game will only be available in Dave & Buster’s venues until later this year, when additional
chapters will be added and the game will be re-launched both by us and by Adrenaline to the industry at large.
Also just shared about an hour ago, here is Dave & Busters’ promotional ad that showcases both the Tomb Raider movie and game. It doesn’t show gameplay for more than a second (and the actors appear to be playing in front of a black screen with the footage spliced in afterwards) but as Mr. Bachus stated above, if you are near any one of the 108 D&B locations this weekend, you’ll get a chance to play it.
What do you think about this new release?
Awesome news! So is it sounding like D&B is also entering the market of distributing or manufacturing arcade games too?
“…the game will be re-launched both by us and by Adrenaline to the industry at large.”
Watch me play Chapter 1 of the Tomb Raider Arcade game that I filmed at my local Dave & Buster’s!