FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Play SPACE INVADERS HD, charge your iPad and listen to your music!
LONDON (22 nd September2011) – Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announces the release of the iNVADERCADE™, a scaled-down arcade-style entertainment cabinet for use with the Apple iPad® and iPad 2 releasing late 2011.
Officially authorised by Apple, the iNVADERCADE for iPad is a faithful recreation of the classic 1978 SPACE INVADERS® upright arcade game cabinet from TAITO Corporation (TAITO®), in miniature form.
When combined with an iPad and the SPACE INVADERS HD game— available for download from the App Store — the iNVADERCADE offers a nostalgic arcade game experience with authentic physical controls.
In addition to playing SPACE INVADERS, the internal amp and speakers provide quality sound when enjoying music and videos from the iTunes® library. Powered by an AC adapter, charging begins as soon as the iPad is placed in the iNVADERCADE, and applications may be enjoyed while the battery charges.
Release date: Late 2011 (full details to follow)
Compatibility: Apple iPad and iPad 2
SRP: Around £150 (see individual retailers for details)
Headphone Jack: Included
Dimensions: 25(W)x23(D)x35(H)cm (the product is sold preassembled)
Power Source: AC adapter (included)
Accessories: Dedicated USB Cable
The iNVADERCADE controls are compatible with the SPACE INVADERS HD game sold by TAITO Corporation via the App Store only. Game sold separately. The controls are not compatible with applications other than those listed above.
The iPad can be re-charged when it is docked in the iNVADERCADE
Enjoy/play the original classic SPACE INVADERS HD game on your mini home arcade!
Play with joystick and fire button
High quality sound in-built into the iNVADERCADE
iNVADERCADE includes stereo speakers
Watch movies downloaded from iTunes, while the iPad is docked in the iNVADERCADE
Listen to music already stored on the iPad or radio stations while docked in the iNVADERCADE
In-built headphone socket, volume controller, LED power indicator
AC adaptor included
SPACE INVADERS iPad Game Details
SPACE INVADERS HD
Genre: Game (Action / Arcade), Entertainment
Price: €3.99 / £2.99
Device: iPad, iPad 2
Copyright: ©TAITO CORP.1978,2011
Customers who already own the SPACE INVADERS HD are able to use their existing app with the iNVADERCADE after installing a free iTunes update.
Square Enix Official Homepage: www.square-enix.com/eu/en
iNVADERCADE Official Website: www.invadercade.com
iNVADERCADE Official Facebook® Page: www.facebook.com/invadercade
About SPACE INVADERS
Planned, developed, and released by TAITO Corporation (TAITO), the 1978 arcade game SPACE INVADERS became an instant global phenomenon. Today, its iconic characters frequently appear both in licensed projects worldwide and as TAITO’s corporate mascots.
TAITO is the exclusive owner of the global intellectual property rights, including copyrights and trademarks, for SPACE INVADERS and its characters, and takes an active role regarding new SPACE INVADERS-related enterprises.
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.
More information on TAITO can be found on the Internet at http://www.taito.com/.
About Square Enix Ltd.
Square Enix Ltd., a part of the Square Enix Europe business unit, 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. 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 boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY, which has sold over 100 million units worldwide, DRAGON QUEST® which has sold over 58 million units worldwide and TOMB RAIDER® which has sold over 35 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://www.square-enix.com/eu/en/.
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