Hello fellow Arcade Heroes, and welcome to another edition of newsbytes. This is a collection of quick bits ‘n bytes of news from this week that wouldn’t really warrant a full post; or I just didn’t have the time to get to them.
Video Arcade & Pinball Releases For 2018
I’ve been spending small bits of time over the past few weeks splicing this footage together to showcase the games that were released in 2018. I only covered North America as opposed to everywhere, mainly due to time. Adding Japanese releases like WMMT 6 and SWDC 2018 & 2019 would have filled it out more; as would videmption titles. Either way, here’s almost nine minutes of footage showcasing the games that call 2018 their origin year (with some previews of 2019 thrown in at the end). Of course, you know where to go to track the latest releases

I also posted a VLOG this week discussing new Versus or Fighting Pinball games. Check it out!
EAG 2019 Preview
EAG 2019 is taking place in London this coming week, so with that we have a quick preview. Much of what is there is a repeat of IAAPA, although there are many games which will be in a more complete software state by now. There are also a few titles that make their debut here, so don’t count the event out for surprises.
Of interest to many UK & European locations, Sega has announced that the event marks the debut of House of the Dead Scarlet Dawn on the continent. As such, I’ve put HOTDSD into the 2019 release column for Europe on our tracking page. I know many of readers have been anticipating this one, so your wait is finally over.

It will also mark the debut of ATV Slam, which did not come to IAAPA 2018.