Star Wars: Battle Pod Blasts Off to an Arcade Galaxy Near You


Who said arcade gaming is dead? Well to be perfectly honest it sort of is, but if more games like Star Wars: Battle Pod come along we might just see a resurgence of the arcade as a popular gaming destination and geek hangout. I sure bet we’ll be seeing plenty of these Star Wars: Battle Pod machines popping up in movie theaters once the new trilogy begins.

But don’t worry, you won’t have to wait that long to hop into the cockpit of a Star Wars: Battle Pod and feel the rush of piloting snowspeeders and TIE fighters as the dome shaped screen, vibrating seat, simulated wind gusts, and thumping surround sound effects whisk you away to the galaxy known for being far, far away. As we speak, the new gaming attraction from Bandai Namco Amusement America and Lucasfilm is beginning to arrive in arcades across the good ol’ U.S. of A. Yes, right effing now!

If you happen to spot a Star Wars: Battle Pod machine in the wild, we’d love for you to share your impressions/pictures in the comments. For those who aren’t lucky enough to have a nearby arcade to visit, this gameplay trailer featuring the newly revealed Hoth and Vader’s Revenge missions will only serve to rub your face in the game’s supreme awesomeness. Seriously, I’m personally not even that much of a Star Wars movie fan (high fantasy is more my cup of tea than sci-fi, so it’s Lord of the Rings > Star Wars for me), but holy shit does this game look like a blast.

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