Hello there, and welcome to another exciting edition of Newsbytes, a weekend post that highlights quick news items from around the world of arcades for your reading pleasure.
BTW – For anyone who has been trying to reach me via email over the past two weeks, said email has been fixed. It was lost with the site problems, but that’s all behind us now.
House of the Dead Scarlet Dawn Goes Attraction Style
If you want to experience Sega’s Scarlet Dawn like it were a theme park ride, then you’ll want to plan on visiting the Tokyo Joypolis sometime after March 19th when this new multiplayer version of the game launches. Like many of Joypolis’ attractions, the chances of this coming to the West as a piece that theme parks and FECs can buy are pretty slim, but I could also imagine that Sega could do a partnership with a company like Triotech for this if they saw a benefit for it. The official page for this release is found here.
Gremlins Arcade: The History
Let’s start off with some ancient arcade history, in particular a look at what happened with Atari’s never released Gremlins arcade game. I had heard about this before and had seen some footage, but what Andrew Borman of the Strong National Museum of Play dug up here provides the most exhaustive look at the game from conception to cancellation that I’ve ever seen. The most surprising thing for me was that it was originally destined for the I, Robot hardware, but I won’t spoil all of the info on this one. Check it out here (I’d embed the video, but it seems to have been blocked from that)
Infinos EXA Trailer
I mentioned this one earlier in the week, but at the time of the post, this promo video wasn’t up