June 17, 2008
GAMES REIMAGINED SPACE INVADERS EXTREME AND ARKANOID DS LAUNCH TODAY
TAITO Rewrites Gaming History by Bringing Classic Arcade Games to Handheld
Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Co., Ltd., announced that
SPACE INVADERS EXTREME and ARKANOID DS were shipped to North American retailers
highly anticipated releases are legendary titles reimagined for the 21st
century. SPACE INVADERS®, a worldwide sensation since its original release in
1978, has been reborn as SPACE INVADERS EXTREME for Nintendo DS™
and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system. Celebrating its
30th anniversary, SPACE INVADERS is as addictive as ever, with this
new edition carrying on the classic gameplay experience while adding fast-paced
the 1986 blockbuster hit ARKANOID comes exclusively to Nintendo DS with multiple
modes and playful new backgrounds. With ARKANOID DS, players can test their
skills against other DS users through the multiplayer option.
around the globe for generations, these milestone titles in computer game
history are simply timeless. Both SPACE INVADERS EXTREME and ARKANOID DS were
developed to appeal to fans of the original titles and a new generation of
players alike. The exhilarating arcade experience is now portable and available
on store shelves today.
SPACE INVADERS EXTREME
The classic design of the original SPACE INVADERS, now with revamped graphics
and new background movies that add to the game’s excitement.
Music: Get in the groove with upbeat techno tunes that are synched to
Mini-Games: Experience varied gameplay with mini-games (Rounds) that are
launched mid-game – they add to the fun, and are a good way to rack up points.
Twists: Discover exciting twists to the classic game that provide exciting,
fast-paced game play.
Worldwide (Japan, North America and Europe) two player competitive play
and score ranking available via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.
player wireless competitive play and game sharing available
Compatible with Nintendo DS and Nintendo DS™ Lite Rumble Pak
player competitive play available via ad hoc wireless connection
Features: ARKANOID DS
Explore three game modes that offer varied gameplay designed for a wide range
Compete against two to four players via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, and enter
high scores in the ranking system.
Decorate ARKANOID DS with colorful designs by trading points gained through
gameplay for fun backgrounds and icons.
Rock to an irresistible soundtrack produced by Zuntata, TAITO’s award-winning
INVADERS EXTREME is rated E (Everyone). ARKANOID DS is rated E (Everyone).
Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at
www.esrb.org for more information about ratings.
INVADERS EXTREME will be available at North American retailers for the suggested
retail price of $19.99 (USD). The official website can be found at
will be available at North American retailers for the suggested retail price of
$19.99 (USD). The official website can be found at