Christmas has come early for Arcade1Up fans as the company announced three new additions to their popular 3/4th scale arcade cabinet line up, two of which fans have been asking for for years. Tron, Killer Instinct, and Ridge Racer cabinets were announced today along with pre-order options and estimated ship dates. Info and pictures below:
Tastemaker’s Arcade1Up unveils a series of exciting new products just in time for this holiday season: TRON, Killer Instinct, and Ridge Racer Arcade Machines. Arcade1Up’s stellar line-up of holiday products includes the classic nostalgic arcade machines enjoyed for generations, new machines made for the Jr. generation of gamers, and new gaming experiences modernizing family gaming at home. With Arcade1Up’s product line available this holiday, consumers can build a modernized game room fit for every type of player, bringing friends and family together in-person and remotely via Wi-Fi enabled gameplay and connectivity.
Killer Instinct Arcade Machine – For many retrogamer enthusiasts it’s a definitive title of the mid ‘90s, with the gameplay, soundtrack, and 3D-rendered graphics all revered. Relive that video game era with this stop-you-in-your-tracks arcade machine, that also includes Killer Instinct 2™, Battletoads™ (yes, the arcade version!), and bonus games hidden as Easter Eggs! Pre-orders begin November 10.
TRON Arcade Game – Audiences were mesmerized in 1982 by Disney’s release of the film TRON™, a groundbreaking fusion of live action and computer animation, setting the special effects stage for decades to come. Video game players were equally drawn to the TRON™ arcade machines, widely considered one of the most beautiful designs ever. TRON™ is the home arcade machines for both movie and gamer buffs. Pre-orders begin October 19.
Ridge Racer Arcade Game – Let’s get you up to speed: originally released in 1993, Ridge Racer™ instantly kicked the racing genre into higher gear, with its revered graphics, gameplay and music. What’s under the hood? Inside this arcade machine is the marquee game Ridge Racer™, and you’ve also got Ridge Racer 2™, Rave Racer™, Ace Driver™, and Ace Driver: Victory Lap™. Yep, all included, switch up your game any time! Pre-orders begin November 22.
Tastemakers is a leader in at home entertainment products, offering is its Arcade1Up brand of award-winning, innovative ¾ scale arcade machines with classic retro licensed games for the home, and a variety of additional products. This holiday season, consumers can purchase the perfect gift from Arcade1Up’s variety of at-home gaming products available, including: The Simpsons, TMNT Turtles in Time, Street Fighter™ II Big Blue, Ms. Pac Man/Class of ‘81, NBA Jam, X-Men, Mortal Kombat Arcade Machines as well as our new Arcade1Up Jr. (Pac-Man, Paw Patrol), Infinity Game Table, Polaroid At-Home Instant Photo Booth and more.
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