Two of TAITO’s most iconic and beloved video game series clash on mobile
Los Angeles, CA (May 18, 2017) – Square Enix™ today released Arkanoid vs Space Invaders™ on the App Store and the Google Play Store for mobile and tablet. Combining elements from both of Taito’s arcade classics, Arkanoid vs Space Invaders sees players controlling the Arkanoid Vaus paddle ship to defeat waves of attacking Space Invaders.
AUTHENTIC RETRO ARCADE GAMEPLAY
- Combines the exciting shoot ‘em up and block breaking gameplays in one game.
- Reflect the invaders bullets right back at them.
- Gather energy and trigger Attack Mode to destroy your enemies.
150 STAGES TO PLAY!
- Each level will test your skills and puzzle solving abilities.
- Experience over 20 different powers.
- Defeat huge 3D Invader bosses and save the galaxy.
- Unlock 40 different characters from the TAITO legacy each with their own unique abilities (Shields, split ball, etc.)
- Hard Mode offers a new challenge for completionist players
- Compete on the leaderboards in ranked mode
Arkanoid vs Space Invaders is available now on the App Store and the Google Play Store for $4.99 / £4.99 / €5.49, and is completely free of in-app purchases. The game will be discounted by 20% during its launch week.
The App Store
The Google Play Store
About Space Invaders
“Space Invaders” was first designed, developed, and sold by TAITO in 1978, spurring a worldwide explosion in the popularity of arcade games. The “Space Invaders” character is TAITO’s corporate mascot and the characters that appear in-game continue to be licensed widely in various mediums globally to this day. “Space Invaders” has appeared everywhere from New York’s Museum of Modern Art to high-class fashion brands. It remains a popular, beloved franchise across the globe.
As the sole owner of all intellectual property rights related to the “Space Invaders” brand and characters, including copyrights and trademarks, TAITO continues to proactively develop and market the classic game today.
“Arkanoid” was first designed, developed, and sold by TAITO in 1986. It quickly became a breakout hit, ushering in a huge boom of block-breaking arcade games. “Arkanoid” continues to appear on today’s newest gaming platforms, 30 years after its initial release.
As the sole owner of all intellectual property rights related to “Arkanoid”, including copyrights and trademarks, TAITO continues to proactively develop and market the classic game today.
About TAITO Corporation
TAITO Corporation (TAITO) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. With headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, TAITO operates core businesses such as game arcade operations, coin-operated game machines, and mobile phone content services. A seminal part of gaming history, TAITO caused a worldwide sensation with its arcade legend, SPACE INVADERS®, and developed such fan favorites as PUZZLE BOBBLE® (BUST-A-MOVE®) and ARKANOID®. Today, TAITO continues to thrill game lovers of all generations by offering both classic and new family-oriented titles on the latest gaming platforms. TAITO delivers a wide range of entertainment experiences with the goal of providing consumers with fresh surprises and new discoveries.
About Square Enix Ltd
Square Enix Ltd. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content in Europe and other PAL territories as part of the Square Enix group of companies. Square Enix Ltd. also has a global network of leading development studios such as IO Interactive™, Crystal Dynamics®, and Eidos Montréal. The Square Enix group of companies boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 130 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 70 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 58 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix Ltd. is a London-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
More information on Square Enix Ltd. can be found at http://eu.square-enix.com/en