Sega is shipping Block People (previously known as Brick People), one of the most interesting arcade games to release in Japan in recent memory, to game centers across the country, and put out this trailer alongside the title's official launch -- it's mostly art and Japanese text until 50 seconds in.

The game's draw is that players are provided with real plastic blocks, which are stacked against a screen to direct a group of wandering characters to different fruit and other markers while a timer counts down.

Block People is designed so that other players can join in and help stack the blocks without getting in each other's way. The game also includes a competitive multiplayer mode between two cabinets.

[Via Sega Nerds, Andriasang]