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News: Dave & Buster's is Planning Location Testing for Pokkén Tournament in North America

Dave & Buster's is Planning Location Testing for Pokkén Tournament in North America

"If it does well in test we'd bring it everywhere."

Pokkén Tournament is out in the wild in Japan, so attention naturally turns to hopes of seeing it in Western arcades. The arcade scene may not be as prominent outside of Japan, but we shouldn't forget that The Pokémon Company has talked up the prospects of some units making it to the West. It...

Video: Here's What Luigi Mansion Arcade Looks Like In The Ghoulish Flesh

Here's What Luigi Mansion Arcade Looks Like In The Ghoulish Flesh

Ain't afraid of no ghost?

Luigi Mansion Arcade is one of Nintendo's more unusual ventures of late - it's an arcade shooter developed by Capcom based on the Luigi's Mansion game series. It's recently been released in Japan and we're now seeing off-screen footage of the game in action. As previously confirmed, it's a first-person light-gun style...

Weirdness: Sega's Repackaged Transformers Arcade Game Is An Unexpected Nod To Its Glorious Past

Sega's Repackaged Transformers Arcade Game Is An Unexpected Nod To Its Glorious Past

Feeling the G-Force

Back when arcades really mattered, Sega was one of the industry's big hitters. The company not only produced amazing titles like Golden Axe and Alien Storm, but also ran a pretty amazing line in dedicated coin-op cabinets. Titles like After Burner, Space Harrier, Out Run and Thunderblade were all housed in massive, hulking units...

News: Pokkén Tournament Launch Brings Hype and Début Trailer for Blaziken 

Pokkén Tournament Launch Brings Hype and Début Trailer for Blaziken 

Western gamers play the waiting game

Pokkén Tournament has made its bow in Japanese arcades - the Bandai Namco-developed brawler has had plenty of months in build up and playtests and is now out in the wild. Accompanying the launch was a Famitsu announcement that Blaziken will be added to the game in August, and the début trailer has now been...

Video: Try Not To Jump At This New Trailer For Capcom's Luigi's Mansion Arcade Game 

Try Not To Jump At This New Trailer For Capcom's Luigi's Mansion Arcade Game 

Sure to suck up some coins

Earlier this year we reported on the news that Capcom and Sega were working on an arcade semi-sequel to Luigi's Mansion, which features first-person, ghost-busting gameplay. The game's official site has now gone live, along with a trailer which gives you a taste of what the final product has to offer. The final name is...

Feature: Before They Were Enemies, Sega And Nintendo Worked On One Of The Rarest Arcade Games Ever Made

Before They Were Enemies, Sega And Nintendo Worked On One Of The Rarest Arcade Games Ever Made

Taking a look at a genuine piece of gaming history

It's tempting to look back and think of Nintendo and Sega as long-standing rivals, and that was certainly the case during 8-bit and 16-bit era until the shock announcement that Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games was coming to the Wii. However, this wasn't the first time the two companies had...

News: Sega Formally Announces the Capcom Arcade of Nintendo's Luigi's Mansion 2

Sega Formally Announces the Capcom Arcade of Nintendo's Luigi's Mansion 2

Many fingers in this pie

Nintendo may have question marks around current third-party support on its systems, but few can doubt that it has some strong relationships with other companies in Japan - Koei Tecmo, Bandai Namco, Sega and Capcom are all examples. The latter two both appear to have some involvement in the arcade for Luigi's Mansion: Dark...

News: New Pokkén Tournament Controller and Gameplay Details Emerge

New Pokkén Tournament Controller and Gameplay Details Emerge

Input fit for a console

Initially teased as a tech demo nearly two years ago and officially announced with a trailer last August, Pokkén Tournament, an arcade fighter featuring playable characters from the Pokémon franchise, has remained a bit of a mystery. Originally thought to be a new Wii U title, it was later revealed that the new fighting...

Interview: Nintendo Arcade Collector Shoots From the Hip With Rare Sheriff Cabinet

Nintendo Arcade Collector Shoots From the Hip With Rare Sheriff Cabinet

Now we're cooking with gas

Earlier this year we invited you to step into the Nintendo Arcade and meet London based Alex Crowley, who has amassed a legendary collection of classic Nintendo arcade cabinets. It's easy to forget that before it shot to prominence with the NES system, in particular, a core aspect of Nintendo's business was in arcade...

News: Luigi's Mansion Arcade May Potentially Be a Thing in Japan

Luigi's Mansion Arcade May Potentially Be a Thing in Japan

Can you survive the night?

Arcade machines are a medium that has waned in the West over the past few decades, but it's still an important part of Japanese gaming. An eagle-eyed Japanese blogger spied an interesting poster advertising an arcade machine that seems to be heavily based on the second entry in the Luigi's Mansion series, with the...

News: Pokkén Tournament's Concept Even Shocked The Game’s Creators

Pokkén Tournament's Concept Even Shocked The Game’s Creators

“The entire office was dumbfounded”

In an announcement that could be described as hard to fathom, it was less than a week ago when it was revealed on NicoNico that a fighting-title by the name of Pokkén Tournament for arcade would be co-developed by Bandai Namco, with involvement from Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada and Soul Calibur producer...

News: Pocket Monsters Invade Arcades In Bandai Namco's Pokémon: Battle Nine

Pocket Monsters Invade Arcades In Bandai Namco's Pokémon: Battle Nine

Japan-only, for the time being

We've seen Pokémon arcade games in the past from the likes of Sammy and Takara Tomy, and now Bandai Namco is trying its hand at bringing those famous pocket monsters to amusement centres — in Japan, at least. It has just revealed a promotional trailer for Pokémon: Battle Nine, an arcade title which uses the famous...