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Special Crossover Event Begins August 12

LOS ANGELES (August 9, 2013)ndash; TAITO Corporation (TAITOreg;), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd., and GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc., today announced a special collaboration between TAITOrsquo;s iPhonereg;, iPod touchreg;, and iPadreg; rhythm game GROOVE COASTERreg; ZERO and GungHorsquo;s puzzle RPG app PUZZLEDRAGONS. From Monday, August 12 through Sunday, August 25, GROOVE COASTER ZERO-themed event dungeons and characters from SPACE INVADERSreg; will be appearing in PUZZLEDRAGONS. During the same period, levels featuring original and remixed PUZZLEDRAGONS background music will also be available for play in GROOVE COASTER ZERO.



As part of the crossover event, GROOVE COASTER ZERO-themed dungeons will be available for play in PUZZLEDRAGONS. These event dungeons are designed asldquo;Technical Dungeons,rdquo; enabling enemies to use special skills to fight back against players in addition to their standard attacks. Four different difficulty settings are presented, guaranteeing an experience suitable for everyone from beginners to PUZZLEDRAGONS experts.

The characters of SPACE INVADERSmdash;including standard and evolved versions of the OCTOPUS, CRAB, SQUID, UFOmdash;and the GROOVE COASTER ZERO iconrsquo;s GC CRAB will also be appearing in the event dungeons, providing nostalgic pixel monsters for players to defeat.


Original and remixed versions of PUZZLEDRAGONrsquo;s in-game background music will also appear in new playable tracks for GROOVE COASTER ZERO. A new version of composer Kenji Itorsquo;sldquo;Departure,rdquo; specially remixed by TAITO sound team ZUNTATA member COSIO, will be available to play free of charge until the end of the crossover event. As a special bonus, the top 1,000 ranking players for theldquo;Departurendash;Remixndash;ldquo; track will receive ten free VISIBLE items when the campaign concludes.

In addition to the free level, the event features the launch of a new PuzzleDragons Pack for GROOVE COASTER ZERO. This deluxe pack includes three fan-favorite songs by Kenji Ito and one special ZUNTATA remix. In addition to the four playable tracks, customers will receive a special limited edition Avatar based on the popular King Metal Dragon PUZZLEDRAGONS character. While play of the free track is limited to the special event period, the PuzzleDragons Pack stages and limited edition Avatar will remain available for use after the campaign has ended.

Departure / Kenji Ito; Walking Through the Towers / Kenji Ito; The Orb Festival / Kenji Ito; Walking Through the Towersndash;Remixndash; / Remixed by COSIO, composed by Kenji Ito.

These new tracks, along with the special King Metal Dragon Avatar, add an appealing PUZZLEDRAGONS twist to the unique rollercoaster-like GROOVE COASTER ZERO world.

Participating in the crossover event are the Apple App Store edition of GROOVE COASTER ZERO and the Apple App Store, Android, and Kindle Fire editions of PUZZLEDRAGONS.


Released for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, GROOVE COASTER ZERO is a free-to-play rhythm game. The game offers exhilarating roller coaster action with simple one-finger controls; players simply touch to the rhythm. Boasting a variety of new features, the game is an expanded follow-up to 2011rsquo;s internationally award-winning GROOVE COASTER.

The core game includes more than 20 free playable tracks, as well as offering a wide variety of VOCALOID, J-POP, video game music, and original songs as extra downloadable content. GROOVE COASTER ZERO continues to grow, with more appealing tracks on the way.


A mobile gaming phenomenon, PuzzleDragons continues to see tremendous growth thanks to the gamersquo;s addictive combination of puzzle, dungeon crawling, and monster collecting gameplay. Players capture, collect, and evolve hundreds of elemental monsters while using quick thinking to chain combos and maximize the abilities and skills of their monsters.



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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 INVADERSreg;, and developed such fan favorites as PUZZLE BOBBLEreg; (BUST-A-MOVEreg;) and ARKANOIDreg;. 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.

More information on TAITO can be found on the Internet at http://www.taito.com.

About GungHo Online Entertainment America

GungHo Online Entertainment America is a multiplatform publisher dedicated to delivering the best titles, content and support for the online gaming community. Established in 2012 and led by former Square Enix and XSEED Games executive Jun Iwasaki, GungHo Online Entertainment America is the US division of GungHo Online Entertainment (GOE), an established Japanese publisher. GungHo Online Entertainment Americarsquo;s content partners include leading developers Game Arts, Acquire, and Gravity, all of which are subsidiaries of GOE. GungHo Online Entertainment America publishes and distributes network-oriented games for console, handheld, mobile, tablet, and MMO-style games for PC.nbsp;GungHo Online Entertainment America is located in El Segundo, CA. For more information, visit www.gunghoonline.com.

About Square Enix, Inc.

Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIXreg;, EIDOSreg; and TAITOreg; branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix Group. The Square Enix Group operates a global network of leading development studios and boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property, including: FINAL FANTASYreg;, which has sold over 100 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUESTreg;, which has sold over 61 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDERreg;, which has sold over 35 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERSreg;. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.

More information on Square Enix, Inc. can be found at http://www.na.square-enix.com.


GROOVE COASTER ZEROcopy;TAITO CORPORATION 1978, 2012. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. GROOVE COASTER, the GROOVE COASTER logo, ARKANOID, BUST-A-MOVE, DRAGON QUEST, EIDOS, FINAL FANTASY, PUZZLE BOBBLE, SPACE INVADERS, SQUARE ENIX, TAITO, the TAITO logo, and TOMB RAIDER are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Square Enix Group. iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and App Store are registered trademarks or trademarks of Apple Inc. Android and Google Play are registered trademarks or trademarks of Google Inc. FACEBOOK is a registered trademark of Facebook, Inc. TWITTER is a registered trademark of Twitter, Inc. VOCALOID is a registered trademark of Yamaha Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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