This year’s AOU arcade expo opens its doors at the Makuhari Messe just outside of Tokyo on the 19th and 20th. All the big video gaming industries will be have their booth’s set up such as SEGA, Namco Bandai Games, Konami, and Taito.
The big attraction in SEGA’s booth this year is Project DIVA Arcade, a rhythm game featuring the Hatsune Miku virtual idol. This Ringedge title is similar to the PSP Project DIVA game, with players tapping circle, square, triangle and X in time with the rhythm. New for the arcade is a tie-up with Nico Nico Video, which will see user generated music continually added to the game. A release is set for Summer in Japan. Also in SEGA’s booth: Network Taisen Quiz Answer X Answer 2DX, Virtua Fighter 5R Ver. C, Border Break, and Shining Force Cross. These are all already in arcades.