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Arcade1up Simpsons Arcade Revealed, Coming in 2021

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The Simpsons are heading home this year. Arcade1up’s newest addition to the company’s lineup features Konami’s 1991 arcade game based on the long-running TV show. The cabinet will likely retail for $599.99, but pricing may vary.

The Arcade1up Simpsons arcade cabinet includes two games. In addition to the popular beat-’em-up, players can also check out a bonus game that the company has not yet confirmed. As the cabinet includes a trackball in addition to the four-player arcade controls, it’s safe to assume that the second game will use this input method.

The Simpsons cabinet’s release celebrates the game’s 30th anniversary. Konami’s Simpsons game was previously re-released in 2012 as a downloadable port by Backbone Entertainment for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. That version has since been delisted.

As has become a trend in Arcade1up’s commemorative and premium releases, The Simpsons will sport a wi-fi connection for updates and online multiplayer. It’s also bundled with a light-up marquee, a clear protector for the control panel’s surface and a branded stool. The company’s replica cabinets are 75 percent of the original size for licensing reasons, so Arcade1up includes a riser to bring the controls up to near the full system’s height.

The Arcade1up Simpsons arcade cabinet will be available sometime later in 2021. More E3 2021 announcements from the company are expected at the end of this week.

Graham Russell
Graham Russell, Siliconera's Managing Editor, has been writing about games for various sites and publications since 2007. He’s a fan of streamlined strategy games, local multiplayer and upbeat aesthetics. He joined Siliconera in February 2020. When he’s not writing about games, he’s a graphic designer, web developer, card/board game designer and editor.