After Iconic Sega Arcade Closes, A New One Opens Shut By



Sega’s again, child! Photograph: Genda Sega EntertainmentLast month, a whole bunch of followers gathered in Tokyo’s Ikebukuro to say goodbye to an iconic arcade. After 28 years, Sega Ikekuburo Gigo known as it a day. However this month, a brand new Sega arcade will open proper throughout the way in which. Covid-19 has damage arcades in Japan, however as Kotaku beforehand reported, Sega Ikebukuro Gigo closed as a result of its lease settlement ended. “If it had been in my energy, I’d need to keep open perpetually at this location and greet the blissful faces of our fantastic prospects,” the arcade’s supervisor stated at Sega Ikebukuro Gigo’s closing ceremony. “Sadly, right now, the way in which it turned out was, the arcade has closed.”Fortuitously, Ikebukuro will get a brand new Sega arcade that’s positioned proper throughout the road from the outdated Gigo location—and it’ll get it quickly. Genda Sega Leisure, the corporate created after Sega offered off 85 p.c of its arcade enterprise, is opening a brand new arcade on October 22. Dubbed Sega Ikebukuro, the four-story constructing can be residence to 3 fours of crane video games, with a café on the highest ground. Arcade video games can be playable within the basement. G/O Media could get a commissionIt’s Truly AvailableGet a next-gen console for enjoying solely digital video games in 1440p.As you’d count on, the crane video games will supply restricted version prizes amongst different recreation and anime-themed goodies.The aspect of the constructing reads that that is “Ikebukuro Mission Vol. 1.” What number of extra volumes will there be? Photograph: Genda Sega EntertainmentIt’s good to see a brand new Sega arcade opening, however Sega arcade followers may be disenchanted that the distribution of area is overwhelmingly in favor of crane video games. In conventional Japanese arcades, crane video games take up one ground, usually the primary, with the opposite flooring devoted to particular genres of arcade video games. The press launch for the arcade mentions that Genda Sega Leisure is making ready additional improvement within the Ikebukuro space, including that that is the primary within the firm’s “Ikebukuro Mission.” This possible means there can be extra Sega-branded arcade gaming coming to the realm. If that’s the case, hopefully which means future places can be centered on completely different kinds of arcade video games.