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Star Wars Battle Pod Is A 1,200 Pound Arcade Cabinet, And This Is How It Was Made

by Mike Futter on Jan 29, 2015 at 10:13 AM

For those of us that still delight in venturing out to arcades, Star Wars Battle Pod is the current holy grail. This 1,200 pound machine features a huge domed screen, rumble, immersive sound, and even jets of air for added sensory input.

We’ve shown you some of the video before, but now you can hear from those that had a hand in bringing it to life. Star Wars Battle Pod is a collaboration of LucasFilm, Disney Interactive Japan, and Bandai Namco, which developed the technology for another game.

We’re still waiting to hear from Bandai Namco about where interested gamers can find the Battle Pod machines. If we here, we’ll share with you. In the meantime, if you happen to find one, let us know (and take some pictures).