Bespoke Arcades


Countdown to GamesCom Cologne!

The summer is ending but GamesCom is coming. We’ve been busy beavers building quality arcade machines to send off on their merry way to GamesCom Cologne! We’re honoured to have been invited to showcase our brilliant products at their arcade lounge for visitors of GamesCom to relax, put their feet up and get some retrogaming action on

The whole Bespoke Arcades range of custom built arcade machines will be on show in Cologne for the week of gaming mayhem! Our standup arcade machines the Apex and Evo; as well as our sit-down cabinets the Synergy and our all-new next-generation machine, monickered the Nu-Gen will all be there (for a sneak peak at the Nu-Gen check out the video)! The Nu-Gen was an immense success at Hyper Japan 2013 with scores of people queuing up to have a winner stays on Street Fighter 2-fest.

GamesCom Cologne is packed to the brim with exciting games-related gadgets and gizmos. Even the next-generation consoles, the PlayStation 4 and X Box One will be playable for consumers! With 7 large halls, you’ll have to be there for days to see and play everything there is.

A few of the other big names coming to GamesCom Cologne are Ubisoft, WarGaming, Bethesda, and Nintendo. Blizzard also plans to make a big announcement and Rockstar who skipped E3, are having a press-only conference at GamesCom. Microsoft are planning to reveal an unannounced gaming title too. This years GamesCom lineup looks pretty amazing!

GamesCom Cologne is taking place between Wednesday 21st and Sunday 25th August 2013 in Cologne, Germany. We are located at the Arcade Lounge on Floor 1 of Hall 10 at Stand F-040. So if your going to GamesCom, come pay us a visit.

For more information see the event pages on our Google Plus or Facebook. Click attending and we will keep an eye out for you.

Image Credit: D-Kuru

Hyper Japan 2013 – A little bit of Japan in London!

We have been busy as usual, bringing you the latest and greatest in the arcade world. Our team have been active creating our latest arcade machine – the Nu-Gen Cabinet – and since it’s time for Hyper Japan 2013 (and we go there regularly) we thought we’d let the public have a sneak peek!

This year Hyper Japan 2013 brings the Sushi Awards and Sake Experience coupled with the Japanese cuisine, tradition and shopping experiences. It truly is a Japanese exhibition!

Hyper Japan 2013 – Retro Gaming Scene

We are providing a Japanese retro gaming area with our friends at Replay Events. The retro gaming centre will contain 6 of our arcade machines, including the Apex, Synergy, Evo and our latest exclusive arcade machine (follow this blog for more information). The guys at Replay Events will be bringing the best retro consoles in the world, which include the NES, SNES, N64, GameCube and many more. Our retro gaming area will be located next to the Nintendo area. All of the arcade machines and retro consoles are there for everyone to play! Experience the yesteryear’s of gaming right now at the exhibition.

Other Gaming

Nintendo and Namco Bandai will be exhibiting, and you can find their latest wares.

Hyper Japan’s Anime/Manga Scene

If your an avid anime and manga fan you will find stalls from Hyper Japan selling and featuring the best and most obscure anime and manga there is to offer. Keep an eye out for the large selection of manga superstars, anime figurines, mascots, feature items and books.

Japanese Culture and Tradition

Ranging from Ramen to Kimono’s, Hyper Japan 2013 has them here! See the latest Japanese fashion trends from kimono’s to pretty much anything the Japanese would wear! There are even a large group of Geisha who have traveled all the way from Japan just to experience Japan in London! And for the Japanese music fans there are J-Pop bands performing live at the show.

Hyper Japan 2013 this year is packed to the brim with everything Japanese, including our exclusive arcade machines! Come see us at the retro gaming area at Hyper Japan from Friday 26th July 2013 to Sunday 28th July 2013.

Putting the Arcade Cabinet into Capcom Arcade Cabinet!

Capcom Arcade CabinetWe are happy to announce we have put the arcade cabinet into Capcom Arcade Cabinet! April has been a very busy month at Bespoke Arcades, and we have joined hands with Capcom again (like at i47) to produce some high quality arcade machines for their Capcom Arcade Cabinet. These machines feature all the amazing games that come as part and parcel of the new wave of retro re-releases.

Our Bespoke Arcades Capcom Arcade Cabinet is stylishly sleek and is made with only the highest quality components. The system is the elegant Evo arcade machine with all its trimmings including a large full HD 28″ screen, authentic arcade joysticks and buttons, spacious control panel, with superb digital sound, and much more. All the games released as part of the Capcom Arcade Cabinet line up include: Black Tiger, 1943: Battle of Midway, Avengers, Ghosts ‘n Goblins, Gun Smoke, Section Z, Side Arms, The Speed Rumbler, Exed Exes (Savage Bees), Commando, Legendary Wings, Trojan, 1942, SonSon, Pirate Ship Higemaru and more!

Capcom showcased these beautiful machines at the Gadget Show Live in Birmingham. So everyone at the Gadget Show Live got a chance to really get to bash those buttons and enjoy some of the most amazing retro arcade games on superb cabinets.

Arcade MachineCapcom are also having a competition whereby they will be giving away the Bespoke Arcades Capcom Arcade Cabinet to two lucky winners! So for all the arcade connoisseurs out there, this is a golden opportunity to get your hands on an arcade machine which will take your town memory lane and let your relive those moments you’ve grown to love. Even if you don’t win one of the Capcom Arcade Cabinets, you can always get one of your own Bespoke Arcade machines with over 350 games preloaded straight from us. We will be more than happy to help you relive those yesteryear memories!

Please note, we don’t supply this artwork- it’s Capcom’s and Capcom’s alone peeps! If you require a 360 or PS3 version with Capcom Arcade Cabinet installed and ready to go- let us know and we’ll get it all ready for you to play!

Happy Hadoken (Or Surge Fist!)