Bandai Namco unveils EAG line-up
Next week’s EAG exhibition (15th – 17th Jan) is set to be a busy show for the Bandai Namco team on stand 620.
A two-player version of Halo: Fireteam Raven will be shown in Europe for the first time at EAG, plus 65-inch screen, compact four-player versions of Tomb Raider and Rabbids Hollywood. In addition, visitors will see Super Bikes 3 – the latest instalment of the Superbikes series. This version offers eight bikes and five tracks and is linkable so up to eight can play at one time.
Following a successful launch at IAAPA, BNAE is excited to show Marvel Adventure Lab from Apple Industries, which also receives its European debut. This photo machine has a new feature that transforms photos into a comic strip panel, involving characters like Spider-Man and The Avengers.
Also fresh from a successful IAAPA is a collection of crane products from The Really Big Crane Company – which was founded by operators to develop products for operators. After refining the products in the US, they are now ready for overseas expansion.
Triotech’s 10th Anniversary edition Typhoon simulator will make its debut on stand 620 and has an upgraded 4k display and 10 new ride films for users to enjoy – housed in an eye-catching new red cabinet.
The DC Comics pusher is also now available in a two-player version and the DC brand has been well utilised across a new air hockey table, namely Batman Vs Joker Laughing Madness Slimline Air Hockey! Watch out for The Joker’s laugh as that’s where the ‘laughing madness’ begins and dozens of mini pucks are released from the centre tower onto the playfield.
For redemption, Jumbo Jumpin from BANDAI NAMCO is the newest, bigger version of the classic Jumpin Jackpot game. Players must jump over an LED jump rope and will begin to fill up a visual progress bar on the screen. As the bar gets filled up the speed of the rope increases and when it is fully lit, the player wins the jackpot!
Blox Breaker is a new redemption title from Adrenaline Amusements. It is an ultra-traditional skill game with a magical twist. The player throws balls at different targets that appear on a 65” screen, as soon as the ball touches the screen, it continues on its trajectory into the digital realm, while maintaining its speed so that with the right throw, players can reach virtual targets.
From Andamiro, comes a new eye-catching two-player redemption title called WWE – Superstar Rumble, where players must aim and fire metal balls at the WWE Championship belt and climb the ladder to win cards. The vertically-oriented video screens play clips of different wrestlers in action.
BNAE will also be showing the newly designed AI Solve 3mx3m arena at the EAG show, along with the new multi-player game ‘Star Defence’ (as seen in IAAPA and EAS earlier on this year). Against a corrupt AI, players must battle together in a quest to destroy drones taking over the galaxy. In this sci-fi adventure, players become heroes in an epic fight for glory to defend the universe in an ultimate space showdown.
To compliment the top-rated and high-earning Halo: Fireteam Raven machine, BANDAI NAMCO has a full range of gift and plush featuring the top brand. In addition, there is a range of plush based on the new Shazam movie; a new DC Comics film featuring Dwayne Johnson (the Rock) Zachary Levi, Mark Strong and Grace Fulton. There is also an increased range of electrical products and confectionary that will be shown for the first time at EAG, plus a new selection of inflatable balls for cranes, with a redemption twist.
Other licences secured by BNAE for prize include Minecraft for the EMEA – the hit online construction game, which is also the subject of a new movie.
BANDAI NAMCO, Management Solutions will be showing the new TOOLKIT features from Embed at this year’s EAG. The Central Games Management feature will allow operators to manage all games across all locations in one easy-to-use Web interface. The Assistant is also new – this is a mobile app that can be downloaded from Google Play or Apple Store to manage TOOLKIT.