Cruis’n Blast Announced for Arcades, Launches January 2017


Raw Thrills and Nintendo have announced (via Arcade Heroes) an official arcade release for Cruis’n Blast.

The latest in the classic racing series will be available in North American arcades in January of next year. We previously reported on the game’s location test, where it was originally known as Cruis’n Adventure.

The arcade game’s key features include:

  • NEW! Dramatic enclosed cockpit cabinet with fully immersive Thrill-D Blaster sound
  • NEW! BLAST™ turbo boost for truly insane speed!
  • Awesome supercars including Lamborghini Veneno, Nissan GTR, Corvette 206, and more.
  • 43″ 1080p HD LED TV
  • Mind-bending color FX from over 1000 Vibrant RGD LED’s
  • State of the art GTX 750 Ti Nvidia supercomputer HD graphics
  • NEW! Link up to 8 games for massive multiplayer action
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  1. Travis Touchdown
    Travis Touchdown
    October 6, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    It’s possible… that Nintendo may try to revitalize arcades in the west.

    It’s kind of a strange decision. I don’t think they’ve put out any arcade games since that shitty F-Zero game that those talentless frauds at Sega made.

  2. ᴋᴏᴅᴀ
    October 6, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    “State of the art” = a lower-end card from only three generations back.

    That’s okay, they’ve earned a pass.

  3. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    October 6, 2016 at 3:38 pm


  4. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    October 6, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    For Nintendo it may as well be.

  5. Raziel Barkrai
    Raziel Barkrai
    October 6, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    Please explain how a single company would be able to revitalize the arcade scene in the west and be better at it than a company who has decades of experience making arcade games.

  6. Minuteworld92
    October 6, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    fanboy logic.

  7. Yabloko Molloco San
    Yabloko Molloco San
    October 6, 2016 at 3:50 pm


  8. GameZard
    October 6, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    Looks beautiful.

  9. Nagato
    October 6, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    Difficult to imagine now that arcades used to be full generations ahead of anything seen on consoles and PC back in the day.

  10. Didney Worl
    Didney Worl
    October 6, 2016 at 6:22 pm


  11. lalorobot
    October 6, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    Also “Supercomputer”

  12. gamebabble
    October 6, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    Nah it’s more that Raw Thrills probably asked if they can make a new Cruis’n game even though Nintendo might own the license?

    Raw Thrills has been making arcade games for the West for a while now. They have Aliens and Terminator Salvation rail shooters and that Batman driving game among many others. Also did the new Jurassic Park arcade game and all of the Fast and the Furious arcade games. Most have been kinda “meh”…except for H2Overdrive, which is FUCKING INCREDIBLE!

    See, Raw Thrills actually *IS* the old Cruis’n/Hydro Thunder devs and they knocked it out of the park with H2Overdrive. Now, funny story, they actually did a home port of their Fast and the Furious arcade game for Wii…and they called it “Cruis’n”. So yeah…maybe the Fast and the Furious arcade license ran out? OR maybe they think nostalgia for Cruis’n is stronger than the Fast and Furious license by now?

    All I know is I’m intrigued…and I love how garish the arcade cab is.

  13. Dago
    October 7, 2016 at 4:55 am

    “State of the art GTX 750 Ti Nvidia supercomputer HD graphics”
    HD graphics = state of the art?
    Did 4K Ultra HD cease to exist and i did not hear about it?