London (6th April 2009)– Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announces the release of two downloadable titles for WiiWare™ from TAITO®. BUBBLE BOBBLE™ Plus! will be available for download from 10th April 2009, while RAINBOW ISLANDS™: TOWERING ADVENTURE! is set for release in May 2009.
Originally released in 1986, BUBBLE BOBBLE became an instant hit in arcades around the world. Now BUBBLE BOBBLE Plus! gives a new dimension to the classic action with its four-person multiplayer mode along with a global ranking system. BUBBLE BOBBLE Plus! offers endless fun with 400 challenging rounds in different game modes. All of the memorable characters that players know and love will be joined by new enemy characters that stand in the way of victory.
One year after the release of BUBBLE BOBBLE, in 1987 came another arcade success story from TAITO in the form of RAINBOW ISLANDS. Bub and Bob return in their human form to take on a new adventure with surprising new skills.
John Yamamoto, president and chief executive officer of Square Enix Ltd. comments,“Whether playing for the first time or reliving fond memories, BUBBLE BOBBLE Plus! and RAINBOW ISLANDS: TOWERING ADVENTURE! are two colourful new additions to WiiWare that will provide fun for all ages.”
About BUBBLE BOBBLE Plus!
Twin Bubble Dragons Bub and Bob reunite to journey through the Cave of Monsters to rescue their girlfriends. Push and burst bubbles while avoiding enemies in order to solve the mystery hidden in each round, and defeat the final boss!
• Relive the classic arcade game with the 200 rounds provided in Standard Mode and Super Standard Mode.
• Defeat new bosses and explore all-new maps with the 200 rounds in Arrange Mode and Super Arrange Mode, discovering clues in each round to unravel a hidden story.
• Experience four-person multiplayer gameplay for the first time in BUBBLE BOBBLE history.
• Challenge high scores around the world in Ranking Mode and become the best BUBBLE BOBBLE Plus! player in the world!
• Download two Expert modes as add-on content for 100 extra rounds.
About RAINBOW ISLANDS: TOWERING ADVENTURE!
See our twin heroes in their human forms of Bubby and Bobby as they embark on another adventure climbing to the top of Rainbow Tower. Bubby and Bobby borrow the mystical powers of Rainbow magic as they ward off the attacks of the pesky Dr. Crescent and aim for the top of Rainbow Tower to meet Holly’s Comet, who will make any dream a reality.
• Clear seven uninterrupted Areas in Story Mode before reaching the top, where you will finally get to meet the rainbow-coloured Holly's Comet.
• Improve your speed on Challenge Mode. Start from the ground and climb the Rainbow Tower as fast as you can!
• Challenge your skills on Time Attack Mode, choosing from the toughest levels. Make sure you avoid all Dr. Crescent's monsters or your time will decrease faster!
• Use a full range of Rainbow magic. Use rainbows to attack, shield you from enemies and to jump to reach the top of Rainbow Tower.
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 EXIT™ 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 Co., Ltd.
Square Enix Co., Ltd. (Square Enix), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd., with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, develops, publishes and distributes entertainment content including interactive entertainment software and publications in Asia, North America and Europe. Square Enix brings two of Japan's best-selling franchises– FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 85 million units worldwide, and DRAGON QUEST® which has sold over 47 million units worldwide– under one roof. Square Enix is one of the most influential providers of digital entertainment content in the world and continues to push the boundaries of creativity and innovation.
About Square Enix Ltd.
Square Enix Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. with offices in London, Square Enix Ltd. handles operations in Europe and other PAL territories including sales, marketing and publishing of Square Enix titles. More information on Square Enix Ltd. can be found on the Internet at http://www.square-enix.com
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