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Initial D The Arcade is an arcade racing game based on the Initial D series. It is the tenth Initial D arcade game, although it is separate from the Arcade Stage series.

Unlike the previous one-on-one experience of the Arcade Stage games, Initial D The Arcade features up to four players racing at any one time. Despite this, one-on-one battles are still available, with several appearing in the story.

This game was first playable on the 23rd and 24th of July 2020, in its location test, or "Ignition". More information was revealed on the 11th of December 2020 in its first "official live broadcast". It was officially playable again from the 8th through to the 18th of January 2021 during its final test. The game had a second broadcast on the 19th of February 2021 before its nationwide release in Japan on the 25th of February 2021.

An export edition was released in Asia starting from the 29th of July 2021.

Collaborations[]

Wangan Midnight[]

A collaboration with Wangan Midnight was announced during the second "official live broadcast" with the "Devil Z" Nissan Fairlady Z S30 and the "Blackbird" Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6 964 announced to be added to the game. The event officially began on April 22nd 2021 and ended June 30th 2021.

Touhou Project[]

A collaboration with the Touhou Project was announced on July 30th 2021. It adds several Toho Eurobeat songs, as well as costumes based on Reimu Hakurei and Marisa Kirisame. It starts on August 5th.

Game modes[]

4 game modes are available

  • Story mode
  • Time trial
  • Online battle
  • Instore multiplayer (2-4 players)

Characters[]

Story Mode[]

Unlike the Arcade Stage series, the player ocassionally has to race with one or two extra drivers. Despite this, in most cases the player only needs to beat the main opponent in order to advance.

Chapter 1[]

# Course Main Opponent Vehicle Secondary Opponents Vehicles
1 Lake Akina Wataru Akiyama Toyota Corolla Levin GT-APEX (AE86) Toyota MR2 G-Limited (SW20)

Honda Civic SiR-II (EG6)

2 Koichiro Iketani Nissan Silvia K's (S13)
3 Akina Koichiro Iketani Nissan Silvia K's (S13)
4 Kenji Nissan 180SX Type II (RPS13)
5 Kenta Nakamura Nissan Silvia Q's (S14) Toyota MR2 G-Limited (SW20)

Nissan Silvia K's (S13)

Chapter 2[]

# Course Main Opponent Vehicle Secondary Opponents Vehicles
1 Lake Akina Ryosuke Takahashi Mazda SAVANNA RX-7 Infini III (FC3S)
2 Akina Koichiro Iketani Nissan Silvia K's (S13) Kenji

Takeshi Nakazato

Nissan 180SX Type II (RPS13)

Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec II (BNR32)

3 Takumi Fujiwara Toyota Sprinter Trueno 3door GT-APEX (AE86)
4 Myogi Takeshi Nakazato Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec II (BNR32)
5 Shingo Shoji Honda Civic SiR-II (EG6)

Chapter 3[]

# Course Main Opponent Vehicle Secondary Opponents Vehicles
1 Usui Mako Sato & Sayuki Nissan SilEighty (RPS13) Toyota Celica GT-Four (ST205)

Nissan 180SX Type II (RPS13)

2
3 Akagi Kenta Nakamura Nissan Silvia Q's (S14)
4 Keisuke Takahashi Mazda ɛ̃fini RX-7 Type R (FD3S)
5 Wataru Akiyama Toyota Corolla Levin GT-APEX (AE86)

Chapter 4[]

# Course Main Opponent Vehicle Secondary Opponents Vehicles
1 Akagi Wataru Akiyama Toyota Corolla Levin GT-APEX (AE86) Seiji Iwaki Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IV RS (CE9A)
2 Seiji Iwaki Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IV RS (CE9A)
3 Akina Itsuki Takeuchi Toyota Corolla Levin SR (AE85) Koichiro Iketani

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Nissan Silvia K's (S13)

Toyota Sprinter Trueno 3door GT-APEX (AE86)

4 Takeshi Nakazato Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec II (BNR32) Shingo Shoji Honda Civic SiR-II (EG6)
5 Akagi Ryosuke Takahashi Mazda SAVANNA RX-7 Infini III (FC3S)

Chapter 5[]

# Course Main Opponent Vehicle Secondary Opponents Vehicles
1 Irohazaka Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IV RS (CN9A) Seiji Iwaki Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IV RS (CN9A)
2 Seiji Iwaki Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IV RS (CN9A)
3 Akina Kai Kogashiwa Toyota MR2 G-Limited (SW20)
4 Irohazaka
5 Kyoichi Sudo Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution III GSR (CE9A)

Chapter 6[]

# Course Main Opponent Vehicle Secondary Opponents Vehicles
1 Akina (Snow) Miki Toyota Celica GT-Four (ST205)
2 Akagi Wataru Akiyama Toyota Corolla Levin GT-APEX (AE86) Kenta Nakamura Nissan Silvia Q's (S14)
3 Ryosuke Takahashi Mazda SAVANNA RX-7 Infini III (FC3S)
4 Keisuke Takahashi Mazda ɛ̃fini RX-7 Type R (FD3S)
5 Akina Takumi Fujiwara Toyota Sprinter Trueno 3door GT-APEX (AE86)

Chapter 7[]

Added in Version 1.11.00

# Course Main Opponent Vehicle Secondary Opponents Vehicles
1 Akagi Kenta Nakamura Nissan Silvia Q's (S14) Toyota MR2 G-Limited (SW20)
2 Kyoichi Sudo Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution III GSR (CE9A)
3 Momiji Line Atsuro Kawai Nissan Skyline 25GT Turbo (ER34) Toru Suetsugu Eunos Roadster (NA6CE)

Nissan 180SX Type II (RPS13)

4
5 Toru Suetsugu Eunos Roadster (NA6CE)

Chapter 8[]

Added in Version 1.11.00

# Course Main Opponent Vehicle Secondary Opponents Vehicles
1 Happogahara Kyoichi Sudo Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution III GSR (CE9A)
2 Tomoyuki Tachi Honda Civic Type R (EK9)
3 Daiki Ninomiya Honda Civic Type R (EK9) Smiley Sakai Honda Integra Type R (DC2)
4 Smiley Sakai Honda Integra Type R (DC2)
5 Daiki Ninomiya Honda Civic Type R (EK9)

Cars[]

Honda[]

Mazda[]

Mitsubishi[]

Nissan[]

Porsche[]

Subaru[]

Suzuki[]

Toyota[]

Voting[]

First Official Broadcast[]

Three cars were voted on for inclusion by fans during the first official broadcast, they were:

Despite being the least voted for car of the three, the Porsche 964 was added alongside the Nissan S30 in the Wangan Midnight event. It is currently unknown if the Piazza will be added in the future.

Second Official Broadcast[]

Fourteen cars were voted on for inclusion by fans during the second official broadcast, they were:

All of these cars are intended to be included in the game at a later point.

Courses[]

Soundtrack[]

Unlike the original Arcade Stage series, Avex is not involved with the game's soundtrack.

Use Song Artist
Opening Scramble Eyes Motsu vs A-One
Lake Akina Dive into the SPEED Axel K
Usui Drive Your Ambition Mimamu
Myogi Starlight Spada Rute
Akagi Waiting for You Shiori
Akina Midnight Tournament Ken Blast
Irohazaka Turn It Around
Momiji Line Edge Of Time SOUND HOLIC feat. 709sec.
Happogahara God Only Knows A-One feat. Mii
Akina (Snow) Don't Stop Your Way Aki
Other Good Energy Flow Nene
Super Sonic Takenobu Mitsuyoshi
High Speed Live Sachi Budou
Dual Rozes SOUND HOLIC vs Eurobeat Union feat Nana. Takahashi
ANGEL WiNG (Crazy REMIX with DiGiTAL WiNG) DiGiTAL WiNG
Endless, Sleepless Night A-One feat. Kanipan
STARVING RAVEN SOUND HOLIC feat Nana. Takahashi
PANDORA ZONE SOUND HOLIC vs Eurobeat Union feat Nana. Takahashi
Crazy Hot NJK Record

Updates[]

Version 1.05[]

Released June 1st 2021

  • Addition of dress-up parts (including Pandem and Rauh-welt)
  • Tuning style appearance
  • Adjustments were made to the single combat boost, as it would originally cut out when you caught up to an opponent, making it difficult to pass
  • Adjustments were made to the difference in advantage so that it doesn't widen too much, as some users experienced being unable to catch up to their opponent for a certain period of time
  • Adjustments were made to cars behaviours, when a player pushed a rivals car into a wall only they would lose speed, now both players will lose speed
  • Adjustments were made to cars behaviours, blocking an opponent is now easier, as some users had trouble doing this.
  • Most cars had their battle score gains and penalties adjusted

Minor adjustments were made to this update due to a few bugs that effected battle score and the behaviour some cars, specifically the Corolla Levin AE85. These adjustments came into effect on June 8th 2021.

Version 1.11.00[]

Released July 15th 2021

Version 1.15.00[]

Released August 24th 2021

  • Addition of a new single player mode, allowing you to have simulated 2 or 4 car battles against other players battle data
    • You can choose a partner out of a list of characters, winning races will increase your friendship level with them and can unlock item depending on the character. They also give you advice for each course. The added partners are:
    • After the player meets certain criteria they can face "powerhouse" rivals, powerful rivals that can give you lots of experience
  • New neon underglow mods have been added. These are:
    • Straight
    • Wave
  • Full Tune ticket fragments have been added, collecting 10 fragments gets you a Full Tune ticket
  • Ballancing adjustments
  • Several adjustments and bug fixes. These are:
    • Fixed an issue where the NSX emblem was always red.
    • Fixed the problem where the hood color was not beige in some colors of the Eunos Roadster.
    • Fixed the problem that the stays of Super Wing TYPE II on the Nissan Skyline 25GT Turbo were doubled to a total of four.
    • Fixed the problem that the texture of the front lip of the RX-7 Type RS was not carbon.
    • Fixed the problem where the headlight position adjustment and fog lamp discoloration of "86GT (ZN6)" may occur.
    • Fixed the problem that some polygons of the model were missing in the j・blood bonnet TYPE3 for the Toyota Sprinter Trueno 2door GT-APEX.
    • Some of the lines in Episode 2 of Chapter 8 have been corrected.

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