New Launch: Black Emperor (BumbleBear Video games)

It’s not usually that we have now information about two new sport releases for the West on the identical day, however we’ll take it! In case you missed it, the opposite one is UNIS’ Fantasy Soccer and now for an indie arcade title, Black Emperor by  and BumbleBear Video games.

If the corporate identify of BumbleBear Video games doesn’t ring a bell, then this could assist – their first arcade launch was the favored 10-player technique sport, Killer Queen Arcade. Whereas they’ve another video games listed on their web site, solely KQA and now Black Emperor are available coin-operated sport cupboards, making this their second official cupboard launch. That mentioned, KQA has definitely been inspiring many extra builders to create new arcade content material, as we noticed earlier this week with information about DeathBall.

The sport description goes as follows: “Velocity and dying. A sport impressed by Japanese psychedelic music and bosozoku motorbike tradition.” If that doesn’t assist, then right here’s a useful video, exhibiting that it applies the thought of an countless sidescrolling runner to a high-speed motorbike driver:

The controller is paying homage to the outdated curler controller that was utilized in Atari’s Main Havoc; it’s additionally a single participant sport. Right here’s a pic of the sport cupboard that I extracted from a tweet:

I did attain out to BB for extra particulars; we had been speaking about it a bit of bit final 12 months after I was compiling knowledge for my Arcade/Pinball Almanac. As of this writing I’ve not heard again from them but, however you’ll find the official Black Emperor Twitter feed right here.

To rejoice the official launch of the sport, there are two venues which will probably be internet hosting launch events tonight. If you’re in Chicago, then you definately’ll discover it at Logan Arcade; should you’re in New York Metropolis, then you definately’ll have to go to the Secret Undertaking Robotic artwork gallery that has already had a cupboard for a while.

Like Killer Queen Arcade and different indie video games, should you’re interested by including this sport to your line-up, then it isn’t discovered at huge distributors. As an alternative, contact BumbleBear Video games immediately about ordering in the interim.

There’s a excellent probability that this will probably be on the Amusement Expo occasion in Las Vegas on March 27th & 28th, as I found yesterday that BumbleBear Video games could have a sales space there (1305, with a 20×10′ area…sufficient for a pair of KQA cabs and a single Black Emperor maybe?).

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I am a lifelong fan of video video games and I’ve been working my very own arcade, The Recreation Grid Arcade in West Valley Metropolis, Utah since 2008.


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