Raw Thrills and 343 Industries Announce the Launch of Halo: Fireteam Raven Exclusively for Arcade
The most groundbreaking out-of-home gaming experience in decades is on its way to arcades and family entertainment centers worldwide. In collaboration with Play Mechanix and 343 Industries, Raw Thrills presents Halo: Fireteam Raven. Up to 4-players take part in the events of the original Halo storyline from an all-new perspective – the ODST soldiers of Fireteam Raven. Provide cover fire and mission assistance for Master Chief and defeat fan-favorite enemies like the Covenant and Flood. Use the full arsenal of weapons from across the Halo universe. Enjoy cutting-edge 4K graphics on Play Mechanix’s NexaGen™ arcade game engine. An unprecedented massive dual 65” screen panoramic display sets the stage as Fireteam Raven transports players into the world of Halo.
“Halo: Fireteam Raven is, without a doubt, the most spectacular arcade simulator ever made. After years of development, it is now ready. Experience the intensity and live the world of Fireteam Raven. You will never be the same!” – Eugene Jarvis.
Get lost in the stunning environmental cabinet, featuring force feedback ODST weapons and booming 5.1 surround sound. Halo faithful’s legions can directly link to their Xbox Live accounts via Halo Waypoint and Halo: Fireteam Raven’s scanner interface to access exclusive STATS and rewards.
“We couldn’t be happier to announce this project and have had an absolute blast working with Eugene Jarvis – one of my personal heroes and inspirations – and the wonderful team of talented designers and creators at Raw Thrills,” said Kiki Wolfkill, Head of Halo Transmedia at 343 Industries. “Arcade games are a wholly different challenge compared to console and PC gaming, and we’ve learned a tremendous amount as we worked with Raw Thrills to make this happen.”
Powerful, arcade-exclusive, and extraordinary, Halo: Fireteam Raven is unlike any other game on the market. Become a part of the Halo universe and transform your location by contacting your local distributor for more details.
About Raw Thrills™
Raw Thrills™, was founded in 2001 to develop the finest arcade video game entertainment. The studio is led by veteran game designer Eugene Jarvis, whose credits include classic titles such as Defender™, Robotron:2084™, and the Cruis’n™ series of adventure driving games. From its debut hit, The Fast and the Furious™, to the 2015 release Jurassic Park Arcade™, Raw Thrills™ strives to bring the player the ultimate arcade experience while delivering consistent reliability and value.
In 2006, Raw Thrills ™merged with the renowned game development studio Play Mechanix™ to create a new world leader in arcade video and video redemption games. Founded in 1995 by George Petro, a former designer for Midway Games, the Play Mechanix design team are the creators of the famed Big Buck Hunter™ series, Deal or No Deal™, Wheel of Fortune™, Terminator Salvation™, Aliens Armageddon™, and many others.
The combined strength of the two studios has produced an amazing lineup of games for 2015, including Batman™, SnoCross™, Super Cars™, SuperBikes 2™, Barrel of Monkeys™, Kung Fu Panda™, Aliens Armageddon™, and the incredible new Big Buck HD Wild™ and Jurassic Park Arcade™. Raw Thrills has achieved many accolades and awards from the entertainment industry, including the Best of Show Award (BOSA) 2015 award for Jurassic Park Arcade™ and Play Meter 2015 Players Choice award for Big Buck HD™. The company exports its line of video arcade and redemption games to over 60 countries.
About The Halo Franchise
Exclusively published by Microsoft Studios and developed by 343 Industries, the Halo franchise is an award-winning collection of properties that has transcended video games and grown into a global entertainment phenomenon. Beginning with the original “Halo: Combat Evolved” (2001), the critically acclaimed and record-shattering series of games has reinvented how people think about video games and has since built a fan base of millions worldwide and inspired multiple New York Times best-selling novels, a live-action digital series, comic books, action figures, apparel and more.