Sega Unveils New Arcade Games
Upcoming trade show to feature Metal Slug 6, Fist of the North Star, Under Defeat running on Sega hardware.
TOKYO--Sega today announced the lineup of arcade games it will be showing at the upcoming Amusement Machine Show, which will take place in Japan September 1-3. The company's focus this year seems to be third-party products running on Sega's arcade boards. The company will be exhibiting a number of such games at the show, including the new Fist of the North Star 2D fighting game from Arc System Works (developer of the Guilty Gear series) and Grev's new vertically scrolling shooter, Under Defeat. The Sega booth will also include SNK Playmore's Metal Slug 6, meaning that the series is being developed for the first time on a platform other than SNK's ancient MVS arcade platform.
While the attention will likely be drawn to the third-party offerings at Sega's booth, the company is planning to show some games it's developed itself, including Sega Golf Club Version 2006 Next Tours and Quest of D Version 2.
The annual Amusement Machine Show is a distributor-oriented event and is closed to the general public on days one and two. Day three is opened to the public, and entrance is free.
For more on Fist of the North Star, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.
By Hirohiko Niizumi -- GameSpot