Sega to show new arcade games at AM Show
Hummer, Harley Davidson and more to see debuts.
Sega has detailed its plans for the 46th Amusement Machine show. The company will be showing a number of games, some of were previously unannounced.
The slogan for Sega's booth this year is "Yappa Sega," which translates to "Of course, it's Sega." Sega's booth will be located in the sixth hall, on the far side of the event hall from the Prize Fair area.
Traditional video games set for the show include Network Taisen Quiz Answer x Answer 2, Harley Davidson King of the Road, Hummer, Touch Striker, The House of the Dead EX, and Virtua Fighter 5. The first four are new titles and were previously unannounced.
Answer x Answer 2 is a sequel to Sega's popular arcade quiz game. While previous incarnations have focused on 1 on 1 play, the new title switches to a four player system where the two two players advance to a final face-off tournament. The title promises television-like presentation and various rules including a four person chicken race quiz.
Harley Davidson King of the Road is a bike racing game that's officially licensed from the American motorcycle maker. The title includes a variety of motorcycles, from vintage to the latest models, recreated with high detail and displayed on a 62-inch screen. Sega is using licensed 70s-era music for the title, including Highway Star.
Hummer is also licensed material. Players work through four obstacle-filled offroad courses using a Hummer vehicle. By breaking through obstacles, you build up a boost which is the key to winning races. For the cabinet, Sega is preparing a special Hummer-themed unit with two steering wheels allowing for couples and groups to trade off control over the vehicle. This cooperative play system is known as the "Driver Change System."
Finally, Touch Striker is a soccer game where you use a touch pen to control passes, shots, and player movement. The title is compatible with All.net for nationwide network play, and makes use of an IC Card system to allow you to save your player data.
Sega will also be showing medal games, prize games and a few of those small upright cabinets targeting kids. Medal games include StarHorse 2 Fourth Ambition, BlackJack Nailed Ace, Galileo Factory, Club Majesty Gattling Poker, and Club Majesty Wally wo Sagase! The Medal. Prize games include UFO Catcher 8 and UFO Dream Catcher. Kids titles include Magical Dance on Dream Stage and Dinosaur King: Arise! New Power!.
Sega has a number of stages shows planned for the event. Virtua Fighter R will see the Kakutou Konseiki IV tournament, which will take up to 64 participants. An Answer x Answer 2 mini tournament will also be held, with participants taking home a special t-shirt.
The 46th Amusement Show will be held from September 18th to 20th. The first two days are invite and press only, with the last day open to the public. Tickets run 1,000 yen at the door and 700 yen in advance.
For more on Sega's show plans, see the special event page Sega has set up on its arcade channel.