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Bandai Namco Is Opening A Six-Story Arcade Destination
The Pac-Man publisher and amusement company will open a new arcade building at the famed Akihabara in Tokyo, Japan.
In recent years, Akihabara, also known as Akiba, has faced significant challenges due to the closure of multiple arcades, including the well-known Sega GiGO Akihabara Building 4. However, gamers can now look forward to positive news as a new arcade is preparing to open in Tokyo's Electric Town this March.
The Namco Akihabara arcade is scheduled to debut on Wednesday, March 1, taking over the location previously occupied by the Sega GiGO Akihabara Building 4. This six-floor gaming center will be the first Namco-branded arcade in Akihabara and will feature one of the most extensive collections of arcade games in the area. To give you an idea of its scale, the center will dedicate 46 consoles exclusively to the popular game Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs. 2X Boost.
Given that Bandai Namco holds the rights to renowned franchises like Gundam, Ultraman, and Pac-Man, players can expect to encounter characters from these series in the games available at this new establishment. Exciting activities await visitors, including Taiko no Tatsujin drumming events and lotteries offering the chance to win character merchandise.
The arcade includes an official shop and a designated space called Decks Stadium for collectible trading card games. For those interested in crane games and capsule toy machines, there is a plentiful supply of those as well. Devoted fans should pay close attention to the Ban Player figure collection crane games, featuring the voices of famous anime actresses such as Aina Suzuki and Miharu Hanai.