It’s not every game release where we hear about an arcade manufacturer officially launching a new game to the world – often games will just start showing up at certain places with zero fanfare to accompany them. There are times however that game launches are given some proper press releases, which is the case today with Asphalt 9 Legends Arcade by LAI Games.
Per this press release today, the game is officially shipping in “North and South America” to those who have placed orders; It also mentions high demand for the game to the point that it sounds like it may entail a wait to receive orders that were further along the line.
In case you missed out on the coverage regarding this game, it is based upon the console/mobile game of the same name, but has been heavily customized to fit with the needs & demands of the arcade – all of the microtransactions in the game have been removed, and several other aspects of the game have changed, making it exclusive to arcades. The arcade version was developed by IGS and was made available in certain Asian territories earlier this year through Wahlap, while LAI Games is handling all of the Western distribution for it. They have it available in two models, Premium and DX, the only difference between the two being the motion simulation aspect:
I’m sure a number of FECs out there will be grabbing the game, so keep an eye out for it. What do you think about this game from all that’s been seen so far?
Here’s the full press release:
ASPHALT 9 LEGENDS ARCADE RACES INTO VENUES
Dallas, December 2, 2021 – LAI Games has begun shipping its new racing simulator, Asphalt 9 Legends Arcade, to venues across North and South America. The game, which made its industry-wide debut last month at the IAAPA Expo, was widely touted as a favorite by attendees, with both the 5D Simulator and Premium models getting constant play throughout the show.
“Since its debut at IAAPA, demand for both Asphalt 9 models has skyrocketed,” said VP of Sales, Chris Brady. “We are shipping them out as fast as we can.”
The Simulator model is the ultimate game room attraction for racing enthusiasts down to the last detail; the thickness and texture of the steering wheel and the linear contour of the seat are designed to reflect the high-end supercars within the game. It features a motion platform, dynamic-wind jets, force feedback, vibrating speakers, premium hardware, full HD video graphics, and a 43” monitor. The Premium Cabinet has all the same features as the 5D Simulator except the motion base, offering a thrilling experience in a smaller footprint.
The company reports that game sales have been moving fast and encourages interested operators to contact their distributors today. For more information and a video of the game in action, visit https://laigames.com/games/asphalt-9-legends-arcade/.
About LAI Games
LAI Games, a subsidiary of Helix Leisure, has been a leader in the interactive entertainment and game industry for over 60 years. The company develops, manufactures, and sells coin and card-operated virtual reality, prize merchandising, video and ticket redemption games, photo booths, and novelties. LAI Games is dedicated to bringing innovative and high incoming-producing games to the global market. For more information, please visit www.LAIGames.com.
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