June 23, 2020

Onion Soup Interactive developers Andy and Amy Madin played through the UEDI: Shadow of the Citadel demo and revealed exclusive in-game content in a June 20 stream.

“We kind of started [UEDI: Shadow of the Citdael] just after Nippon {Marathon],” Andy began, “which we were living from Airbnb to Airbnb in Japan.”

“Because we decided it was a really good idea to release a game and then try and relocate to Tokyo at the same time,” Amy added.

The demo began with purple-tinged opening cinematic in which...

June 22, 2020

Step Revolution posted a YouTube video June 17 unveiling the slate of eight new songs coming to arcade dance game StepManiaX this month.

Here’s the lineup:

  • “A Sign (Factory Eurobeat Team Mix)” by Tipsy & Tipsy

  • “Esperanza” by KaW

  • “Ghosts (Vincent De Moor Mix)” by Tenth Planet

  • “Justify My Love” by Tess

  • “Move It Groove It” by KaW feat. Sam-I-Am

  • “Movin On” by Ellen Gee

  • “Pink Dinosaur” by Miss Papaya

  • “The Saint Goes Marching (Helix Remix 2020 Edit)” by The Saint

  • ...

June 22, 2020

TouchMagix USA has the honor of being the arcade game manufacturer to push out a COVID-19 awareness initiative thanks to the “Play safe and stay safe” attract mode messages now rolling out into their games.

According to previous reporting by Arcade Heroes, these “pandemic-focused” sequences will vary from game to game. The approximately 30-second sequence showcased on Arcade Heroes’ YouTube channel shares the following steps for viral spread prevention:

  1. Sanitize your hands before you commence...

June 18, 2020

American Pinball released a teaser trailer on June 16 for upcoming release Hot Wheels, offering a brief glimpse at the gameplay interspersed with footage from the Hot Wheels City YouTube series.

“American Pinball is proud to present the first officially licensed Hot Wheels pinball machine. The exciting and fast-paced world of Hot Wheels comes to life under glass, featuring a dazzling array of gameplay objectives that will keep players of all ages racing back to play again and again,” said the man...

June 18, 2020

Today’s review is something a little different—something I hope you’ll enjoy.  Way back in January/February of 2017, I reviewed what is, to date, Raw Thrills’ first and only licensed kart racer: Nicktoons Nitro. And for whatever reason—maybe I thought I was being too negative?—I never published the post.

            Now, with three additional years of writing experience on my hand, I’ve come back to that review and revised it to meet my current standards, Plus, since I’ve had the opportunity...

June 17, 2020

Onion Soup Interactive announced yesterday that a 20-minute UEDI: Shadow of the Citadel demo will be playable this week as part of Steam Game Festival: Summer Edition.

“In UEDI: Shadow of the Citadel,players will shoot and loot their way through a huge open world ARPG featuring a colorful 80's anime aesthetic and soundtrack,” said Onion Soup community manager Amy Madin in a press release.

The demo will grant players the opportunity to meet protagonist Uedi as she crash lands on an unfamiliar land...

June 17, 2020

In light of recent national events, more and more brands, including arcade game manufacturers, have used social media as a platform to speak against racial injustices.

Bandai Namco Amusement, for instance, posted an image on social media on June 5 as part of this movement.

“The ideals of inclusion, diversity, and fairness are core to Bandai Namco Amuement America,” said the post. “We stand in solidarity with our Black employees, our Black players, and the Black community.”

BumbleBear Games shared s...

June 16, 2020

No matter what, it seems like the folks at Exa-Arcadia are always cooking up something. This has been especially clear from the month of April up to the present, throughout which the company has been firing off news at every turn. Let’s run through some of the major developments, shall we?

Lightning Knights is available to purchase.

Lightning Knights, known as Iron Crypticle on home consoles and PC, is now available for purchase either as a cartridge or in a hardware/software bundle on the Exa-Arc...

June 15, 2020

Former FBI director William S. Sessions, known primarily in arcade circles for the anti-drug campaign attributed to his name, passed away at age 90 due to the complications of a congestive heart ailment on June 12.

Serving as director from 1987 to 1993, his iconic slogan, “Winners don’t use drugs,” came as a collaborative effort between the FBI and AAMA to publicize the harm of drug use to youth.

The message, displayed during the attract modes of many arcade games released in the United States, wa...

June 12, 2020

Believe or not, I’d consider myself a fan of Golden Tee Golf. While I don’t play very often—nor do I specifically seek it out—I’ll hardly ever pass up an 18-hole game if I see a cab in the wild.

            I usually don’t play mobile games, seeing as how most of them are awful. But when I heard there was a mobile version of Golden Tee on the market, I was tentatively interested, even if the title’s free-to-play nature wasn’t exactly reassuring....

June 11, 2020

It’s been quite a while since I last ran an article with multiple headlines. Today, I guess, seemed like as good of a day as any to conjoin two pinball developments in one brief post. Who’s ready for some news? Don’t care. Read it now.

Jersey Jack teases an upcoming project on social media.

Perhaps to hijack the excitement over Stern’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles announcement, Jersey Jack Pinball recently a video message on social media May 27 teasing…well, something.

            “You asked for in...

June 10, 2020

The 24th annual California Extreme will be presented as a virtual event due to concerns over COVID-19, according to a June 3 website post.

(Thanks to Wilcox Arcade reader JBRPG for the tip. Always appreciated, my friend.)s

“We are saddened to announce that, due to guidance by the State of California and County of Santa Clara health officials, California Extreme will not be able to be held in its usual form this year at the Hyatt Regency,” said the Extreme team in the post.

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