SPACE INVADERS INFINITY GENE Released for Android

LONDON ( September 7, 2011 ) – TAITO Corporation (TAITO®), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd., today announced the release of SPACE INVADERS® INFINITY GENE for Android™ devices. The game is available for purchase via the Android Market.

Originally a feature phone application, an iPhone® version of SPACE INVADERS INFINITY GENE was later released, followed up by PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360® home console editions published by Square Enix. With stylish graphics and involving game play, this installment in the enduring SPACE INVADERS series of shooting games met with a great deal of critical acclaim, garnering numerous awards worldwide. Conceived with adaptive change as its central theme, this Android release marks the latest milestone in SPACE INVADERS INFINITY GENE’s continuing evolution to new platforms and devices.

An Evolving Shooting Game! What is the Ultimate Evolution?

Inspired by Charles Darwin’s theory of natural selection, SPACE INVADERS INFINITY GENE “levels up” through play, evolving new spaceships, stages, background music, and other important features. The game also boasts intuitive slide-based touch controls, making it suitable for everyone from video game newcomers to shooting game veterans.

Make Your Own Evolutionary Tree!

SPACE INVADERS INFINITY GENE features deep game play, with the path a player takes through the game influenced by his or her individual ability and preferred strategy. This path is represented in the game as an evolutionary tree-shaped main menu, with branches forming as new weapons, stages, and other elements become available through play. The shape taken by this tree-shaped menu varies for each player, adding another interesting visual and game play-based twist to the game.

TAITO will continue to release high-quality games that take full advantage of the Android mobile platform’s individual characteristics.

Details

SPACE INVADERS INFINITY GENE

* Release Date: September 7, 2011

  • Region: North America, Europe, Asia (excluding some regions)
  • Price: £2.99 / €3.99
  • Operating System: Android OS 2.2, 2.3 (may not be compatible with all device makes)
  • Copyright: ©TAITO CORP.1978,2011
  • Game Designer: Reisuke Ishida

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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.

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.

SPACE INVADERS, SPACE INVADERS INFINITY GENE, ARKANOID, BUST-A-MOVE, DRAGON QUEST, CRYSTAL DYNAMICS, EIDOS, FINAL FANTASY, IO INTERACTIVE, PUZZLE BOBBLE, SQUARE ENIX, TAITO, the TAITO logo and TOMB RAIDER are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Square Enix Group. Android and Android Market are trademarks or registered trademarks of Google Inc. PlayStation is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Xbox 360 is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. iPhone is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. FACEBOOK is a registered trademark of Facebook, Inc. TWITTER is a registered trademark of Twitter, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Contact (press only) :

Rory Smith | PR Executive

Square Enix Europe

Email: rorys@square-enix.com | Tel: +44 (0)20 8636 3023

TAITO Corporation

Email: pub_web@taito.co.jp

Phone: +81-3-6361-8417

 

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