Swedish designer Love Hultén has created the Battlecade, a portable face-to-face arcade console for two players inspired by classic board games like Battleship. More photos of the conceptual arcade console are available to view online.
Instead of having a side by side set up, the two opponents sit face to face, each looking at their own 12? LCD screen and controllers, without being able to see the other person’s moves. The Battlecade is handmade from American walnut and features a built-in storage for accessories like power supply and detachable joysticks. When not in use, the console in three sections folds into a convenient carrier.
Love also created a video showcasing how the two player console opens, operates, and folds up:
images via Love Hultén
Thanks Scott Devaney!