LO NDON ( Jan. 13, 2012 ) – TAITO Corporation (TAITO®), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd., today announced the worldwide release of RAYFORCE™ for iPhone® and iPod touch®. Available for download from the App Store™, the shooting game combines classic arcade game play with new smartphone-exclusive options.

An Arcade Shooting Classic Reborn!

The first installment in a space shooting game trilogy that would later grow to include RAYSTORM™ and RAYCRISIS™, RAYFORCE caused a sensation when it was released to arcades in 1993. Chronicling humanity’s desperate struggle against a genocidal artificial intelligence, RAYFORCE’s vivid art style and exhilarating new lock-on laser weapon quickly gathered a legion of fans, and this iPhone edition faithfully captures the magic of the arcade edition.

Specially Enhanced for iPhone with Customizable Options and Game Center Support!

RAYFORCE includes a variety of features intended to provide the most optimized iPhone experience possible. Intuitive smartphone controls allow players to guide their X-LAY fighter with simple sliding gestures and a number of customization options have been included, allowing players to change the game to best suit their individual play styles. Purists may choose to view the game with its original arcade aspect ratio, while others may enjoy the game in the full-screen zoomed mode. Manual weapon controls are available for experienced shooting fans, but automatic firing has also been provided for those preferring a button-free experience. Finally, Game Center support with stage-specific global rankings and a wide variety of challenging achievements complete the iPhone experience.

TAITO will continue to release high-quality games that take full advantage of the iPhone and iPod touch’s individual characteristics.



  • Release Date:             Available Now
  • Region:                            Worldwide
  • Price:                         £7.99 / €9.99
  • Device:                                   iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S / iPod touch (3 rd and 4 th generation)
  • Operating System:      iOS4.2 or later
  • Copyright:                        © TAITO CORP.1993,2012

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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 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.

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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 59 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.


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