It has been a little while since our last news post, so let’s take the opportunity of the weekend to catch up with things in Newsbytes.
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Round 1 USA Brings DDR A20 To The United States
Given the focus that Round1 gives to Konami’s latest arcade titles, this announcement isn’t really surprised, but that doesn’t keep it from being welcome. Released just a couple of months ago in Japan, Konami’s celebration of their iconic DDR series has culminated in DDR A20, replete with a golden cabinet into the US. I wouldn’t count on anything changing in regards to how Konami treats their arcade content in the US (don’t expect distributors to start offering the game any time soon), as nothing has changed over at Konami that I’m aware of…although it would be welcome in case they do. Round1 has also announced that they are bringing WACCA to the US, providing more incentive for music fans to drop by.
That said, alternate choices are out there, and I’m sure that Step Revolution isn’t complaining about Konami’s relatively lack of interest in bringing DDR to the mass market, as we can see by the StepManiaX production.

Round1 PHM #DDR #DDRA20
— bemanistyle (@bemanistyle) May 16, 2019

Strikers 2020 Coming To Arcades
If you frequented arcades in the late 90’s, then hopefully you had the pleasure of coming across one of Psikyo’s Strikers 1945 games. They were essentially Capcom’s 1942 (vertical scrolling STG with WW2 style aircraft), beefed up with more enemies, power-ups, features and an alternate history of WW2 to play in as the “universe.” They were great fun, but