Spring is upon us and March is sort of over, which implies that it’s time for one more arcade commerce present by the identify of Amusement Expo Worldwide (AEI). Within the distant previous, this was often known as the AMOA or AMOA/AAMA Present; it’s usually held in Las Vegas, NV and in March, though there have been loads of exceptions to that rule.
For this yr, the occasion is in Vegas and is happening from March 26th-28th. Observe that the 26th is seminar/training day, the place the commerce present flooring will not be open. That may occur on the 27th and 28th, the place it’s positioned on the North Exhibit Corridor (N1) of the Las Vegas Conference Middle.
To assist information you as to what we will anticipate finding there, right here’s a preview of what we all know is coming to Vegas this week. Simply take into accout, there at all times could be a shock, so keep tuned to AH for updates.
I may also add that this present appears to have a a lot increased quantity of recent video games to take a look at than your regular AEI, which is welcome for these of us who have been at IAAPA only a few months in the past. 😉
I’ve not seen any bulletins from them on new video games, however they at all times appear to have some shock to share – be it a cupboard redesign of an present sport or another beforehand unannounced title. In any other case, count on an analogous sales space to IAAPA (Blox Breaker, Rampage, Tomb Raider, Rabbids Hollywood, Loopy Tower). You’ll discover them at sales space #1213
When Andamiro despatched out an e mail to advertise their upcoming Basketball Professional sport, in addition they included this beneficial line about what you possibly can anticipate finding at their sales space (#101).
…Baseball Professional, Basketball Professional, Monster Catcher, Pump It Up (XX), Prize Aquarium, Redeem Machine, Protected Cracker and WWE Famous person Rumble will headline Andamiro’s show.
Not a online game, however Andamiro’s upcoming Basketball Professional jogs my memory of Atari Video games’ outdated Hoop It Up. pic.twitter.com/aEX8XDLuU1
— Arcade Heroes (@arcadeheroes) March 21, 2019
In writing concerning the launch of Oktoberfest: Pinball on Faucet the opposite day, I observed on their web site that they’re itemizing AEI as an upcoming occasion. They don’t point out a sales space, nor a accomplice there, so there’s a likelihood that it’s going to simply be some representatives from American Pinball which are going and also you gained’t see their video games there. Or, they might have a accomplice/distributor showcasing both Houdini, Oktoberfest, or each. I’ll maintain my eyes open for them in any case.
Bandai Namco Amusements
Namco has introduced that they are going to be showcasing a brand new LBE VR title made by AI Resolve for the We Play VR platform. It’s known as We Naked Bears: Meals Truck Rush, and is predicated upon the We Naked Bears present on Cartoon Community. I haven’t seen every other bulletins on Namco’s facet, however their sales space area is sizable(Sales space #123) so I might assume it should produce other titles we learn about reminiscent of Mario Kart, Justice League air hockey, Pac-Man’s Pixel Bash and extra. We at all times may see a shock although…perhaps Reflair or one thing else.
Subsequent week at #AmusementExpo Vegas, #WePlayVR can be debuting a brand new sport, Cartoon Community’s We Naked Bears: Meals Truck Rush! WePlayVR can be at our sales space, #123, between March 26-28. Do not miss out on attempting this new and thrilling sport, amongst others! pic.twitter.com/VyG7njWMCA
— Bandai Namco Amusement (@BandaiNamcoAM) March 18, 2019
AI Resolve additionally has a sit-down racer known as Rodent Rage within the works, though it seems it gained’t be at Amusement Expo and can as an alternative go to DEAL over in Dubai.
Barron Video games Worldwide
Barron’s focus is shifting away from air hockey and extra in the direction of kid-tainment titles, the place they are going to be exhibiting off three new video games for the little ones: Kiki Enjoyable, Lollipops and Hungry Canines. I’m not certain what Kiki Enjoyable is about (appears prefer it may very well be a puzzle sport for youths, or a mini-game compilation maybe), whereas the opposite two are redemption items. You’ll discover Barron at sales space #233.
Bay Tek Leisure
Whereas they haven’t introduced all the video games that can be there (we will assume many will mirror what was at IAAPA), this present would be the debut occasion for Join four Hoops HD that was talked about on the location the opposite day. Discover Bay Tek at sales space #109.
BumbleBear Video games
If this identify sounds unfamiliar, then this could assist: Killer Queen Arcade. BumbleBear is the corporate behind KQA, which has taken the bar/arcade scene by storm. I’m not conscious of BumbleBear ever having a sales space at any business occasion previous to this. There was an odd state of affairs a couple of years again when Uncooked Thrills was first introduced as carrying KQA that it didn’t come to Amusement Expo, however you needed to go to a venue “near the airport” to play it. Fortuitously that gained’t be the case this yr.
I did attain out to ask what they’ll have, however as of this writing didn’t obtain a reply. Killer Queen Arcade is a given, however it might be cool to see the newly launch Black Emperor too. You’ll discover them within the northeast space of the corridor, sales space #1305.
Chicago Gaming Firm
The corporate behind pinball remakes like Monster Bash and Medieval Insanity have a very good sized sales space, the place you possibly can anticipate finding these video games together with gadgets just like the Arcade Legends three. It definitely could be nice if the following remake sport is revealed there, though I’ve not heard any chatter that the following remake is anticipated quickly. That stated, it was at Amusement Expo 2016 that the Assault From Mars remake was unveiled. Discover CGC at sales space #939.
Coast To Coast Leisure
The one bit of information I’ve heard about C2C is that their sales space would be the identical because it was at IAAPA, with Hero of Metal and Robotic Storm serving because the videmption video games. You’ll discover them on the Elaut Group sales space, #811
The place this firm is intermittently lively on social media, I’ve not seen any bulletins from their finish but. We will presume that it will likely be comparable in it’s product combine to IAAPA 2018, so video games like Zombie Land Battle and Dragon Hunter ought to be round. Discover them at sales space #409.
Household Enjoyable Corporations
Whereas this firm doesn’t actually deal in pure video video games, they’ve been exhibiting extra interactive kiddie rides like Massive Bug Blaster. You too can discover redemption items like Cyclotron, Tremendous Wings and the tongue-in-cheek merchandiser, Shoot The Poop, at sales space #305.
One main merchandise of curiosity at ICE’s sales space this yr would be the new Centipede Chaos videmption sport, which is being accomplished in collaboration with Play Mechanix and Uncooked Thrills. I additionally think about they’ll have the Tomy Waterfuls Ring Toss AR videmption sport together with a lot of their powerhouse redemption items. They are often discovered at sales space #423.
Unbelievable Applied sciences
The makers of Golden Tee can be there to showcase their newest work, Golden Tee 2019, boosted with some tournaments. You also needs to be capable to discover outdated favorites like Silver Strike and Energy Putt; there is no such thing as a indication that they’ll unveil any new title right here. Discover them at sales space #623
#throwback to AMOA 2009! Has it actually been 10 years?? We’ll be again on the Amusement Expo March 27 & 28 with the best bar sport ever created @GoldenTee. ⛳️ Come say hello in Sales space 623! #tbt #goldenteegolf pic.twitter.com/RMwLWsFCU3
— Unbelievable Tech (@IncredibleGames) March 21, 2019
LAI Video games
I imagine that AEI19 will mark the debut of the three new journey movies for Digital Rabbids that have been introduced at IAAPA, however that’s not all. First noticed on location take a look at final yr, however not detailed since, is a light-gun title by the identify of Outnumbered. That is confirmed within the Instagram put up under; I’ve an official assertion from LAI about this that I’ve been sitting on as we’ve waited for more information:
Outnumbered is a aggressive goal shooter on rails that connects to a companion app to reward gamers with customizable content material, participant development, world leaderboards and achievements.
This video posted to Instagram of the situation take a look at offers you slightly little bit of an thought as to the way it performs, though it is a yr and a half outdated, so it’s very possible that the sport has gone via plenty of modifications. That stated, if it performs then identical, then this can be going head-to-head with Uncooked Thrills’ Nerf Arcade by the appears of issues. I’m not sure what these app options will entail precisely, however we must always discover out all the things we’ll have to know in a few days. You’ll discover these video games at sales space #436.
Uncooked Thrills (Betson Enterprises)
Per common, the Betson sales space additionally serves because the Uncooked Thrills sales space, and they’ll have a couple of video games that we’ve talked about beforehand to take a look at and luxuriate in. This consists of the debut of Nerf Arcade, and manufacturing runs of Slither.io, Halo 2-player and a number of their extra seasoned titles. I’ll make sure to ask what’s up with Mario Celebration 😛 You’ll discover them at sales space #323.
Sega’s sales space (#201) has an odd design by the ground plan, taking over area alongside a complete aisle as an alternative of being the standard wider field setup. That stated, they’ve already introduced a lot of their video and redemption items which can be there, together with the US debut of their newest racing simulator, ATV Slam. We’ll additionally see Daytona Championship USA (I’ll be paying consideration for the “New Season Version” this time), Home of the Useless Scarlet Daybreak and Transformers Shadows Rising.
Should you haven’t had the prospect to play The Munsters but (I’m in that group), then AEI ought to be your likelihood once you go to sales space #335. I additionally think about you’ll get an opportunity to see The Beatles, Deadpool and Iron Maiden when you’re at it. I do doubt that we’ll see their subsequent sport at this one, reportedly Steve Ritchie’s Black Knight 3000.
Outdoors of any surprises, I additionally imagine the Staff Play sales space will mimic their IAAPA setup, with the primary showcase starring their new Spins Ahoy! videmption video games that we now have talked about earlier than; it’s a massive sales space, so Household Man Bowling and their FunSpot photobooths also needs to be there. You’ll discover them at sales space #1113.
Contact Magix Inc.
This firm has been busy recently with commerce exhibits in India and Dubai this month. Situated at sales space #300, their choice will mirror these, with their 5 videmption items (Magix Ground, Model Problem, Thriller Island, Dicey Bounce and Hop ‘N Stack) accessible to take a look at and play.
The corporate doesn’t are inclined to deliver their largest movement theater or darkish journey sights to AEI, however they’ve a pleasant sized sales space. I additionally would anticipate finding the Storm 10th Anniversary mannequin there. They’re at sales space #705
UNIS tends to have very completely different product line-ups from present to indicate, so I’m not 100% sure what to anticipate. They at all times have a powerful line-up of redemption titles, however for video I count on to see Fantasy Soccer and Lane Grasp Professional. Maybe they’ll even have their kiddie VR video games there that have been at IAAPA. Discover them at sales space #505.
Unit-e Applied sciences
They’ve made no bulletins to this point, so I can guess it will likely be just like their IAAPA 2018 sales space, with the World’s Quickest Drummer and a number of the tech they’re engaged on. A working mannequin of the PC Basic could be good, or an arcade adaptation of the Luxehedron (proven within the video under). Discover them at sales space #100.
I don’t recall seeing this Polish firm at AEI beforehand, however they’re at all times at IAAPA. The previous time they’d an upright model of Monster Smash, a videmption racing sport known as Lane Change Racer, an assortment of redemption items and a formidable basketball sport known as Massive Present Basketball. You’ll discover them at sales space #1209
There are a couple of VR firms that can be there, though the setup for such firms will not be as centralized because it was final yr once they all have been in their very own “pavilion.” I don’t see the Hado guys on the record, who had a giant sales space with their Hado Kart final time; though on the arcade facet, I additionally don’t see Komuse or Jersey Jack listed both. on the record, who was additionally at AEI18.
Whereas it’s imagined to launch this quarter, Exa-Arcadia will not be there. That’s unlucky, as this occasion does get you in entrance of a number of operators. Maybe IAAPA and AEI20.
In order that’s what you possibly can anticipate finding if you’re headed there, possible with a pleasant shock or two within the combine, or count on to listen to about later this week. I may also be importing gameplay movies to the AH YouTube channel, so keep tuned to that when you’d prefer to learn about it earlier than I get the prospect to put up movies on the location right here. Should you’re headed to Vegas for this occasion, then secure travels!