Crossbeats Rev. Arcade Machine is a new music video game that uses a touchscreen control and is based on the popular music iOS game called CROSS x BEATS (available only in Japan).
The game was developed by Naoki Maeda, who has been involved in the production of various music games including DDR, and is Capcom’s first entry in the music arcade game genre.
The arcade version has tried to replicate the familiar and user-friendly game play of the smart phone version, and make it bigger with a large 32” LCD touchscreen panel, 4 stereo speakers and a woofer, all housed in a cyber-styled cabinet.
Crossbeats Rev. may also follow along the lines of other recently released cabinets with some cross-platform capability in the form of a feature called Music Energy and includes different modes of play including Local Battle and Class Challenge. Cabinet will come equipped with headphones so players can be immersed in game play, but not disturb other players.
Method of playing is similar to other music games: notes will appear on the touchscreen and players must be in time to touch the note and manipulate it on the screen as indicated. In Crossbeats REV. this is largely indicated by arrows, with many notes crossing over each other or meeting at angles. This is a little different to most games out, but the game kicks off with a tutorial for new players to learn how to play!
Players will see several kinds of notes, including tap notes, flick notes, three types of hold notes, and simultaneous multiple notes. Plus, the game will feature tracks from major musical artists!
This fun and unique music game is housed in a bright and modern cabinet that will draw in players from all across the floor, while the unique game play and popular music will keep them coming back time and again!