New Shining Force, Initial D and Border Break for JAMMA
Sega shares lineup for next week's arcade event.
Arcade watchers will be turning their attention to the Makuhari Messe in Chiba next week for the annual JAMMA Amusement Machine Show. Here's what they'll see in Sega's booth.
Announced today, the company's lineup includes the following video games:
- Initial D Arcade Stage 6AA
- Sengoku Taisen
- World Club Championship Football Intercontinental Clubs 2009-2010
- Border Break Air Burst Ver.2.0
- Shining Force Cross Raid
- Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown
- Network Taisen Quiz Answer x Answer Live!
- Hatsune Miku Project Diva Arcade
There are a number of newly announced or unreleased games in the list.
The previously unannounced Shining Force Cross Raid is a followup to Shining Force Cross. It offers six player play, a new "Elf" race, new weapons, new items, new monsters, and refined gameplay. The game's action feel has also been improved through new skills. Cross Raid runs on the high end Ringedge board and will see arcade release this Winter.
Initial D Arcade Stage 6AA, also previously unannounced, is the next entry in Sega's long running Initial D series of arcade street racers. The game includes a new two-on-two "tag battle" feature. This Ringedge title will hit arcades in 2011.
The Ringedge-based Sengoku Taisen is Sega's latest adult-oriented card-based game. It was announced at the AOU arcade show back in February and has already been demoed for the press. A release is set for this year.
World Club Champion Football Intercontinental Clubs 2009-2010 was also previously announced. This latest Lindbergh Blue entry in Sega's popular card-based soccer sim features 2009 to 2010 season data and fully renewed cards. A release is set for winter.
As for Border Break Air Burst Ver 2.0, Sega has only shared a logo without details. Basic specifications sound similar to the current Ver 1.5, with Ringedge listed as the board and support for 10 on 10 play. A release is planned for Fall.
Sega actually announced Ver 2.0 back in July and shared a teaser video clip. The clip doesn't show anything from the game, but you can stream it here.
Visit Sega's special AM Show site for more details on the company's lineup and the various stage shows it has planned.
This year's Amusement Machine Show will be held from the 9th through the 11th at the Makuhari Messe, the same venue as the Tokyo Game Show. The first two days are for press and business partners only, with the last day opening up to the general public.
Last year's event had such notable titles as Sega's giant Tetris game Tetris Dekaris, KOF Sky Stage and Tank! Tank! Tank!. This year, in addition to the new Sega games, Arc System Works will be showing BlazBlue Continuum Shift II.