One of the more interesting developments in the arcade gaming scene in Japan is how publishers have started to experiment with virtual reality (VR).
As seen at JAEPO 2017, arcade game publishers are no longer experimenting with VR but using it openly.
From Bandai Namco’s VR Zone to Koei Tecmo’s new VR Sense machine, arcade operators seem interested in these types of attractions for their customers.
While it’s clear VR isn’t going to replace traditional games anytime soon, it is being incorporated in arcades and games in a way that it seems it’s not about to go anywhere either.
Below is a round up of YouTube clips and tweets regarding some of the products that were covered by Highway Games before JAEPO.
Sega – Soul Reverse
Square Enix – Lord of Vermilion
Koei Tecmo – VR Sense
そうそう忘れてはいけない、コーエーテクモのVRセンス。1台だけ商談以外に解放していましたが、10人並んでも120分待ちだからねぇ。最初に来れば良かったか… pic.twitter.com/m7Fwbrrg0H— カスミ@神崎蘭子式 (@Kasumi_7STYLE) February 10, 2017
Taito – Densha De Go!
Taito – NESiCAxLive, King of Fighters XIV
Capcom – Attack On Titan
Konami – Bombergirl
Bandai Namco – VR Zone Project i Can
UNIS – Omni Arena