Stylejam, distributor of the Japanese Game Center CX
DVDs, is showcasing the retrogaming marathon show in the U.S. for the first time, at this year's New York Asian Film Festival. Two subtitled episodes of the show, titled Retro Game Master
for the American release, will be shown during the festival at the IFC Center, for free. On June 21, 25, and 28, NYC locals can catch Shinya Arino's attempt to conquer Atlantis no Nazo
, and on June 22, 29, and July 2, the festival will show Arino's battle with Ghosts 'n Goblins.
We're pretty upset at the limited nature of the showings (as in, limited to places that are really far away), but Stylejam's first tentative steps into a U.S. release of Game Center CX
give us hope for a subtitled DVD release (as does the poster text) and, in our wildest dreams, a localized release of Namco Bandai's Game Center CX
mock retro game collection.
[Via Ray Barnholt's 1UP blog]