HITACHI, JAPAN--(Marketwired - Jun 20, 2013) - Kinbasha Gaming International, Inc. (
Titled "Super Sea Story In Okinawa 3," Kinbasha plans to install approximately 300 of the latest Sea Story machines at its 21 parlors, which is expected to increase daily wagers with Kinbasha's existing customers as well as attract new players. The Sea Story franchise is already a cornerstone of Kinbasha operations, with 1,140 Sea Story machines operating at its locations, or roughly 25% of the company's total pachinko machines, excluding slots.
"We are extremely excited to introduce the latest Sea Story title at Kinbasha," said Masatoshi Takahama, Chief Executive Officer. "There is really nothing comparable in the West to this form of gaming phenomenon and its integrated entertainment value. It's also very difficult to fully express the mainstream importance of the Sea Story pachinko series in Japanese pop culture. In essence, it combines a casino-style gaming machine with the high-end graphics and sophistication you might see on a PlayStation, in addition to the mainstream appeal of an exceedingly popular gaming franchise like Angry Birds."
The "Sea Story" series is the longest running and most popular title in the Japanese pachinko industry. Developed by Fortune 500 electronics giant, Sanyo, the first Sea Story pachinko machine was introduced in 1999. Over the years, eighteen models and three million pachinko machines have been sold in Japan generating over $10 billion in hardware sales. The popularity of the Sea Story franchise has even inspired a 12 episode television anime series.
Sea Story machines have staying power and remain commercially viable on the parlor floor for a year or more, compared with other titles which can be popular for as little as two or three months. Many older players prefer the ease and simplicity of this game. Other machines often require a great deal of practice, special tips and an understanding of the machine's technical complexity.
"Super Sea Story In Okinawa 3" has new features designed to create a stunning audio visual impact. The machine's frame has a beautiful 'sea shell' shape with sophisticated neon lighting. Every hour, the machines on the floor of the parlor display a five minute synchronized show, with music and lighting effects to create spectacular spatial entertainment for the patrons.
Game play has been improved with larger pathways for ball movement, at 100mm vs. 70mm. With the improved high-resolution video display customers will enjoy the anime appearance of Marin, the main character of the game, in costumes that change with the seasons. Urin, who is Marin's younger sister, appears for the first time in the latest Sea Story title. The video screen will also display the latest group of "Miss Marin girls," young ladies from across Japan who have been selected as representatives of the anime character.
To view a video trailer of the title and see Super Sea Story In Okinawa 3 in action, please visit: http://www.umi-island.jp/supersea_okinawa3/#/movie/0/
For additional information, please visit Sanyo's official Sea Story website: http://www.umi-island.jp/supersea_okinawa3/
About Kinbasha Gaming International, Inc.
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