Welcome to this week’s Newsbytes, where I curate some quick arcade news items as opposed to giving them a lengthy post.
Before we get to that, I’d just like to bring attention to an honor we received this week from one website called Feedspot. Feedspot aggregates blogs, channels and social media feeds into one place, and they created a “Top 15 Arcade Game Blogs, Websites & Newsletters To Follow in 2018” page. In the top spot is Arcade Heroes! I’m honored to have the site recognized like this; if one of you submitted us to this site, then you have my sincere thanks as well.
Now, onto the news.
Tokyo Game Show 2018 Arcade Announcements
The gaming world has been feasting on news coming out of Japan this week, and while the Tokyo Game Show (TGS) tends to focus on home console releases, it’s Japan, so companies there are often working on arcade releases in addition to their console brothers. This is further enhanced by the upcoming Exa board, which is where Devil Engine will find a release.
Beyond Devil Engine, here are other places where arcades were prevalent during the event (or otherwise capturing :
Puyo Puyo eSports Coming To PS4/Switch & Arcades – Puyo Puyo got it’s start in arcades way back in 1992, but has been getting most attention on consoles with releases like Puyo Puyo Tetris. Puyo Puyo eSports is removing the Tetris part of it to focus on proper Puyo, which I don’t mind. Sega will be releasing the AC version “at a later date” and it is also unknown which platform as I’m not sure if their ALL.NET+ Multi has really been going anywhere. I suppose they could always make it a follow-up to Giant Tetris…

SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy Arcade Playable At The Hamster Booth (NESICAxLIVe 2)
Psyvariar Delta Announced