Since this new century began 18 years ago, there has not been a better time to jump into the arcade/amusement business than right now. That much was still apparent from the energy and new products that the PrimeTime Amusements team saw at Amusement Expo 2018.
The Amusement Expo in general this year saw an increase in attendance over what the show saw in Dallas last year. While many of the booths featured a similar product mix as to what was seen at IAAPA 2017 in Orlando a few months ago, there were some differences too.
First off, Sega Amusements brought along an almost complete prototype of Transformers Shadows Rising to the show. This was the first public appearance of the game which serves as a sequel to Sega’s Transformers Human Alliance. The graphics are greatly improved, the action frantic, a new achievements system incentivizes repeat play and the cabinet features the bright red & blue accents of the legendary Optimus Prime Autobot. We will be posting more information about this game soon!