Genda SEGA has announced that it will be bringing back its iconic Ikebukuro arcade after it was closed in September.
In a tweet, the SEGA Ikebukuro Twitter account announced the “Ikebukuro Project Vol.1”, with no explanation as to what that would entail.
However, they also posted images of a new building right across the street from their previous location, with signage indicating that the iconic arcade had simply moved location.
The mega arcade will have multiple floors, with separate floors for videogames and crane machines, as well as a cafe guests can visit and an Ichiban Kuji.
This doesn’t seem to be the end of SEGA’s plans in the area though, as according to AmNet the Ikebukuro Project has at least two more volumes planned, though it’s not certain exactly what those are going to entail.
The closing of SEGA’s Ikebukuro arcade in September was a huge event, with many people come to pay their respects to the iconic landmark on its last day.
This all started with SEGA selling off its Arcade wing to Genda, a crane game specialist. Although the ownership was transferred from SEGA Samy (the parent company) to Genda, the latter maintained the SEGA Arcade name, keeping its iconic Akihabara location last year.