Activision Making An Arcade Simulator

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Remember going to arcades, playing skee-ball, collecting tickets, and redeeming them for shoddy plush toys? Activision does.


The mega-publisher is making a whole game based on the premise of a day at the arcade in your living room. An anonymous source leaked this product slide detailing Arcade Zone (thanks!!) which is in development for the Nintendo DS and Wii slated for release this summer. Details about specific games like World of Warcraft Air Hockey were not given so were left to speculate what ticket redemption games Activision is packing into Arcade Zone. Well, the slide does have skee-ball and whack-a-mole so those are probably in.


Arcade Zone looks like Activision’s take on Carnival Games, but this could be neat for the sake of nostalgia. However, I wonder if kids these days, their target audience, will get the point of Arcade Zone since arcades are hard to come by these days.


Images courtesy of Activision.

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