Retro gaming is hot, and this past holiday season, Arcade1Up was on fire! Fans of the 3/4-scale retro gaming machines have been eagerly awaiting confirmation of the next wave, and at CES in Las Vegas, Tastemakers revealed the first details on what’s coming next. As expected, new licenses and titles have been secured, with five new cabinets announced—the first of which will arrive at retail as early as February. Among the highlights are the Space Invaders 40th Anniversary cabinet and one of last year’s worst-kept secrets, Mortal Kombat!

New Retro Video Game Cabinets for 2019 include:

  • Final Fight Cabinet (Feb): Final Fight, 1944, Ghosts ‘N Goblins, Strider
  • Space Invaders Cabinet (Feb): Space Invaders Color, Space Invaders Black and White
  • Golden Tee Cabinet (June): GT Classic ’01, Golden Tee ‘2k, Golden Tee ’99, Golden Tee ’98
  • Mortal Kombat Cabinet (Sept): Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat 2, Mortal Kombat 3
  • Karate Champ Cabinet (Sept): Karate Champ, Bad Dudes, Burger Time, Caveman Ninja
From Tastemakers, LLC comes the Arcade1Up Space Invaders 40th Anniversary cabinet.

Additionally, new products such as Wall-cades and Counter-cades will offer retro gaming enthusiasts some new ways to play in locations where space is at a premium.

Not enough gaming goodness for you? Even more titles for release in the fall will be announced at the annual E3 Expo in June.

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James Zahn

James Zahn

James Zahn, AKA The Rock Father, is Editor-in-Chief of The Toy Book, a Senior Editor at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider, and Editor of The Toy Report, The Toy Book‘s weekly industry newsletter. As a pop culture and toy industry expert, Zahn has appeared as a panelist and guest at events including Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) Wizard World Chicago, and the ASTRA Marketplace & Academy. Zahn has more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment, retail, and publishing industries, and is frequently called upon to offer expert commentary for publications such as Forbes, Marketwatch, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, the Washington Post, and more. James has appeared on History Channel’s Modern Marvels, was interviewed by Larry King and Anderson Cooper, and has been seen on Yahoo! Finance, CNN, CNBC, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, CBS, WGN, The CW, and more. Zahn joined the Adventure Media & Events family in 2016, initially serving as a member of the Parent Advisory Board after penning articles for the Netflix Stream Team, Fandango Family, PBS KIDS, Sprout Parents (now Universal Kids), PopSugar, and Chicago Parent. He eventually joined the company full time as a Senior Editor and moved up the ranks to Deputy Editor and Editor-in-Chief.