Upcoming AAA games from the big publishers and console hardware manufacturers always steal the headlines during E3 each year, but some of the most interesting developments on the show floor are coming from the niche hardware makers. A perfect example of this is the Replicade series of miniaturized arcade cabinet reproductions from the folks at New Wave Toys. The one-sixth scale cabinets are a near-perfect match to your favorite arcade games of years past, all fully playable without eating up a closet-sized chunk of your home. We got a chance to speak with Peter Gould, co-founder of New Wave Toys from the show floor at E3 2019 to get all the details on the Replicade cabinets.
New Wave Toys have offered mini-reproduction arcade cabinets for the higher-end collector market for such titles as Asteroids, Centipede, and Tempest. They are currently taking pre-orders for their newest cabinet, Street Fighter II: Champion Edition. This is the company’s most ambitious endeavor thus far and aims to recreate arguably the most popular arcade cabinet of the 1990s.
The official New Wave Toys website outlines what buyers can expect from the one-sixth scale Street Fighter II cabinet:
- Plays the original Street Fighter II: Champion Edition and Super Street Fighter II Turbo arcade games
- Miniaturized Fight Stick control panel which includes bat style joystick and microswitch action buttons
- Menu featuring dip switch settings that let you set your skill level
- Includes additional USB Mini Fight Stick for two-player action. Works with your modern console controllers too.
- Wood cabinet construction
- Illuminated marquee & cabinet accents
- Amplified-Stereo audio reproduction
- Diecast metal coin door with storage compartment
- Illuminated Mini Fight Stick rear storage compartment with display window
- High-resolution cabinet art reproduction on quality 3M vinyl overlays
- Non-volatile memory saves high scores
- Built-in rechargeable battery
- 3.5” flat LCD color screen (horizontal orientation)
The cabinet will set you back $119.99 and is expected to begin shipping July 1, 2019.
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