Sega has a new music arcade machine titled Chunithm was on a location test over the weekend (November 29-30) at New Club Sega Akihabara.
The game, created by the Mai Mai developer team, uses a new control panel that referred to as "air strings" or the "Ground Slider". It is a keyboard like panel that is split up into 2-8 parts for control and is a touch sensor. So simply tap the corresponding section of the ground slider to what is indicated on the screen to hit the note. The game also uses motion sensors to the left and right of the cabinet, which allows player to get hand motions involved in the game as well.
The cabinet is of smaller height, using glass panels around the screens to insulate sound for those outside and to amplify it for players. The cabinet features woofer speakers and a 32" display, as well as bright LED lighting, which is used quite heavily in the cabinet to attract and entertain players and onlookers.
has reported some fun facts that the public has been able to learn about the new Sega game while on location, inlcuding reports the machine allows players to use headphones; the cabinet sound comes from a multi-channel speaker system; and players can be helped out by characters during the game, each of which has their own specific capabilities.
Information is coming out slowly, but surely, so we will keep an eye out for more useful information as it becomes avaialble, so watch this space! You can also find the official Chunithm Sega website here
Check out the game play below posted by Youtube channel sam89881: