AOU 2011 Amusement Expo Detailed
Latest arcade titles come to Makuhari in late February.
All Nippon Amusement Machine Operators' Union, or AOU, has shared first details on the AOU 2011 Amusement Expo, this year's installment in the annual Winter arcade gaming expo.
This year's event will be held on the 18th and 19th at the usual location, the Makuhari Messe convention center in Chiba. The 18th is press and invite only. The 19th is open to the public, with pricing set ¥1,000 for adults.
The slogan for this year's event is "Everyone Gather In the Forest of Games." The event's theme is "Creation Of New Amusement." Companies like Sega, Taito, Namco Bandai, Konami and AQ Interactive will be exhibiting their latest product, including video games, medal games, photo seal machines and prize machines. Publishers usually share exhibit lists in the weeks leading up to the event.
This will be the 30th anniversary for the expo.
Last year's AOU saw the debut of such games as Metal Gear Arcade, Gundam VS Extreme and Project Diva Arcade. You can see all our coverage here (Note: the coverage index is a bit screwy, so I'd suggest you not view anything except the article list.)