Wed. Feb 19th, 2020

New Launch: Black Emperor (BumbleBear Video games)

It’s not usually that we’ve got information about two new sport releases for the West on the identical day, however we’ll take it! In case you missed it, the opposite one is UNIS’ Fantasy Soccer and now for an indie arcade title, Black Emperor by  and BumbleBear Video games.

If the corporate title of BumbleBear Video games doesn’t ring a bell, then this could assist – their first arcade launch was the favored 10-player technique sport, Killer Queen Arcade. Whereas they’ve another video games listed on their web site, solely KQA and now Black Emperor are available in coin-operated sport cupboards, making this their second official cupboard launch. That mentioned, KQA has actually been inspiring many extra builders to create new arcade content material, as we noticed earlier this week with information about DeathBall.

The sport description goes as follows: “Pace and dying. A sport impressed by Japanese psychedelic music and bosozoku bike tradition.” If that doesn’t assist, then right here’s a useful video, displaying that it applies the thought of an limitless sidescrolling runner to a high-speed bike driver:

The controller is harking back to the outdated curler controller that was utilized in Atari’s Main Havoc; it’s additionally a single participant sport. Right here’s a pic of the sport cupboard that I extracted from a tweet:

I did attain out to BB for extra particulars; we had been speaking about it a little bit bit final 12 months once I was compiling information for my Arcade/Pinball Almanac. As of this writing I’ve not heard again from them but, however you’ll find the official Black Emperor Twitter feed right here.

To have a good time the official launch of the sport, there are two venues which will likely be internet hosting launch events tonight. If you’re in Chicago, then you definately’ll discover it at Logan Arcade; for those who’re in New York Metropolis, then you definately’ll must go to the Secret Undertaking Robotic artwork gallery that has already had a cupboard for a while.

Like Killer Queen Arcade and different indie video games, for those who’re focused on including this sport to your line-up, then it isn’t discovered at massive distributors. As a substitute, contact BumbleBear Video games straight about ordering in the intervening time.

There’s a excellent likelihood that this will likely be on the Amusement Expo occasion in Las Vegas on March 27th & 28th, as I found yesterday that BumbleBear Video games can have a sales space there (1305, with a 20×10′ area…sufficient for a pair of KQA cabs and a single Black Emperor maybe?).

What do you concentrate on this new indie sport? Speak about it on our new boards!

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I am a lifelong fan of video video games and I’ve been working my very own arcade, The Sport Grid Arcade in West Valley Metropolis, Utah since 2008.


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