New Star Wars 'Battle Pod' Immersive Arcade Game

October 10, 2014


These are several videos showcasing Bandai Namco's new immersive Star Wars Battle Pod arcade games due out next year. I have every intention of getting good and drunk (possibly bad and drunk) and playing one at Dave & Buster's. Will they kick me out like they did last time? That was a trick question, I didn't get kicked last time, I jumped through a window.

Featuring arcade-exclusive gameplay on a unique dome screen enveloping your entire area of sight, Star Wars: Battle Pod will first be available with a US launch in January 2015 and the global launch to follow. Star Wars: Battle Pod will be available in participating arcades around the country. The game includes five stages that recreate the fiercest battle scenes from the original Star Wars trilogy. Loaded with features and unique gameplay elements, players can experience the impact of the explosions and destruction that will leave them with a sense of actually piloting and taking part in action-packed scenes from the films. Enabling the player to be surrounded by gameplay images and experiences on the dome screen, players will truly take command of the vehicles that appear in the films such as X-wings, snowspeeders, speederbikes, the Millennium Falcon and TIE Advanced.

Sounds promising. How much do you think it will cost to play? $1? $2? I remember when arcade games cost a nickel and you could get a whole steak dinner for 85-cents. You know what I paid for my first car? Nothing, it was a horse and I watched it being born. That was a little intense for me, even at 600-years old. As old as you might get, it never really gets easier watching something squirm out of a vagina -- King Arthur once told me that at the square table. "You mean round table?" No, this was way before that, circles didn't even exist yet.

Keep going for a whole bunch of videos.

Thanks to cityfever and Tom, who have every intention of stinkbombing a pod while somebody's trying to play. Chemical warfare, solid tactic.

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