While the British Arcade scene is diminished from its heyday, its Japanese equivalent the “Ge-sen”, or Game Centre, is still going strong. Arcade releases of games that we only see on consoles in the UK usually happen first, with Japanese fans getting their first taste at their local game centre.
To give you a taste of the Game Centre experience, or just tickle your nostalgia, we’re very happy to welcome back our friends from Heart of Gaming to this November’s HYPER JAPAN Christmas Market! Hot on the heels of their very successful showing at our summer event, they’ll be bringing a fine selection of retro and not-so-retro games machines for that arcade gaming experience. We can tease you with a few games confirmed so far; dance game In The Groove, classic Beat ‘em Up Street Fighter 2 and slick Shoot-em-up Ikaruga will all be making an appearance, with some quirkier rare Japanese arcade games in the works but still TBC.