As we’ve noted previously, the Star Wars Battle Pod arcade game is the first Star Wars arcade game in years. Aside from the nostalgia factor, the gameplay is pretty stellar (players can actually jump in and start blasting away at baddies on Hoth, Endor and even the Death Star II!).
If you’re not too keen on waiting in line to play, you will soon have two options to buy a cabinet for yourself. Bandai Namco recently announced plans to the sell the units in the U.S., Japan and Europe in standard ($35,000) and premium ($100,000) versions. Orders start next month and shipping is not included (ouch).
Now you might think that the price is a little steep for the standard arcade version and completely outrageous for the premium version, but keep in mind that the latter comes with a number of unique features such as movable seats that sport genuine leather, carpeting inside the cabinet, a one-of-a-kind owner’s manual and two unique exterior designs (either the Rebel helmet or Darth Vader-themed).
The units are individually numbered, and if you purchase one of these bad boys, your name will be emblazoned on a special plaque. However, if your funds are a little more limited, you can probably get by with the standard Star Wars Battle Pod (pictured after the break). It’s the same one you’ll find in arcades.