Home arcade cabinet manufacturer Arcade1Up has announced four new machines: Ms. Pac-Man, Big Buck Hunter, a Marvel vs. Capcom / X-Men vs. Street Fighter crossover and a physical table featuring Zen Studios’ digital Marvel Pinball.
Announced exclusively with IGN today, Arcade1Up says these mark some of the company’s most-anticipated releases in its history. All of these machines will be available to buy before the end of 2020. Check out trailers for all four machines below:
Ms. Pac-Man is a recreation of the original cabinets, coming in multiple form factors. Ms. Pac-Man has been at the centre of licensing battles over the years, making this a major coup for Arcade1Up, and marks the first time the arcade version has been available in an at-home format. It will be available to pre-order later this year.
Arcade1Up’s crossover Marvel cabinet brings together two classic crossover fighting games and… crosses them over. The new machine features Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Superheroes, X-Men vs. Street Fighter and several other Marvel-related arcade games in a single mid-sized machine (available in multiple designs), designed for home use.
Marvel Digital Pinball is a little more left-field, taking Zen Studios’ well-known digital pinball game and housing it inside a physical table. The table features an accelerometer to allow for real nudging in the digital game, solenoid-enabled buttons for proper feedback, and a 24″ recessed screen. The machine will include 10 pre-loaded Marvel tables from Zen, which can be accessed from user controls where you’d usually find the table’s coin slot.
Finally, Arcade1Up has partnered with Play Mechanix to bring its Big Buck Hunter franchise to a mid-sized machine. The first Arcade1Up cabinet to feature lightguns, it will be modeled after the original Big Buck Hunter Pro cabinet, but will feature content from four different games in the series: Big Buck Hunter Pro, Big Buck Hunter Pro Open Season, Big Buck Safari and Big Buck Safari Outback.
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