TAITO CELEBRATES THE HOLIDAYS WITH A SALE AND GROOVE COASTER UPDATE

LOS ANGELES (December 19, 2011) — TAITO Corporation (TAITO®), a wholly–owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd., today announced a holiday sale to celebrate another banner year in the smartphone market. Coinciding with the holiday campaign is a substantial content update to GROOVE COASTER™ for iPhone®, iPod® touch, and iPad®, along with the release of a companion soundtrack mini album via the iTunes Store®. The campaign begins Dec. 19, 2011 and will last until Jan. 4, 2012.

Holiday Sales in Effect!

TAITO is celebrating the close of another year by discounting some of its most beloved titles. Japan iTunes Rewind 2011 featured title GROOVE COASTER leads off the campaign, accompanied by its predecessor SPACE INVADERS® INFINITY GENE™ and the enduring hit COOKING MAMA®. GROOVE COASTER has been discounted by 65%, with COOKING MAMA and both the App Store™ and Android™ Market editions of SPACE INVADERS INFINITY GENE on sale for 40% off.

New Grooves!

The new GROOVE COASTER Version 2.0.0 adds five new playable songs to GROOVE COASTER with two of these stages presented free of charge. The selection covers a wide gamut of musical styles, and in true GROOVE COASTER fashion, each of these new stages has been painstakingly designed to provide the most engrossing audio-visual experience possible.

GROOVE COASTER Extended Play Mini Album Released

In addition to the game itself, the music has enjoyed considerable popularity as well, with the GROOVE COASTER Original Soundtrack awarded Best Game Soundtrack Album in the Japanese iTunes Rewind 2011 retrospective. Joining the GROOVE COASTER Original Soundtrack on iTunes is the GROOVE COASTER Extended Play mini–album. This EP collects additional GROOVE COASTER released in the post-release updates up through the new Ver. 2.0.0 songs.

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

Details

COOKING MAMA

Release Date: Available Now

Region: Worldwide

Sale Price: US$3.99 (For the first 30,000 downloads)

Standard Price: US$6.99

Devices: iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4, 4S / iPod touch (3rd, 4th generation)

Operating System: iOS 3.0 or later

Copyright: ©2006, 2011 Cooking Mama Limited / Developed and Published by TAITO

GROOVE COASTER

Release Date: Available Now

Region: Worldwide

Sale Price: US$0.99 (Until January 4, 2012)

Standard Price: US$2.99

Devices: iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S / iPod touch (3rd, 4th generation) / iPad / iPad 2

Operating System: iOS 4.2 or later

Copyright: ©TAITO CORP. 1978, 2011

Game Designer: Reisuke Ishida

SPACE INVADERS INFINITY GENE

Release Date: Available Now

Region: Worldwide

Sale Price: US$2.99 (Until January 4, 2012)

Standard Price: US$4.99

Devices: iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S / iPod touch (3rd, 4th generation) / iPad / iPad 2 / Android devices

Operating System: iOS 3.0 or later, Android OS 2.2, 2.3 (may not be compatible with all device makes)

Copyright: ©TAITO CORP. 1978, 2010

Game Designer: Reisuke Ishida

GROOVE COASTER Downloadable Content Details

1. Fess up! Artist: Shohei Tsuchiya; free

2. Thrash Beat Artist: COSIO; free

3. PIPIPI MUSIC Artist: THE APRILS; US$0.99

4. VISIONNERZ ~Genshi–jin~ Artist: OGR; US$0.99

5. Jingle Bells –Trance Mix– Artist: COSIO; US$0.99

GROOVE COASTER EXTENDED PLAY Soundtrack Details

GROOVE COASTER EXTENDED PLAY

Distribution: iTunes Store

Release Date: Available Now

Region: Japan, North America, Europe (excluding some regions)

Standard Price: Per Track: US$0.99; Full Album: US$6.93

Copyright: ©TAITO CORP. 2011

Composers: Koshio Hirokazu (ZUNTATA), Shohei Tsuchiya (ZUNTATA), etc.

Track List

  1. Just No Friend
  2. Protocol Signal Generation
  3. Hello 31337 (GC Edition)
  4. Fess up!
  5. Thrash Beat
  6. VISIONNERZ “Genshi–jin” (GC Edition)
  7. Jingle Bells (Trance Mix)

Related Links

GROOVE COASTER Official Homepage: http://groovecoaster.com/

SPACE INVADERS INFINITY GENE Official Homepage: http://infinitygene.net/

iPhone/iPod touch Official Homepage – touch! play! TAITO: http://tap.taito.com/

TAITO Official Homepage: http://www.taito.com/

TAITO’s Official Facebook® Page: http://www.facebook.com/TAITO.Eng

Follow TAITO on Twitter®: http://twitter.com/TaitoCorp

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

Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® 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 FANTASY®, which has sold over 100 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 59 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 35 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. 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.square-enix.com/na/.

GROOVE COASTER, ARKANOID, BUST-A-MOVE, DRAGON QUEST, EIDOS, FINAL FANTASY, PUZZLE BOBBLE, SPACE INVADERS, SPACE INVADERS INFINITY GENE,, SQUARE ENIX, TAITO, the TAITO logo and TOMB RAIDER, are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Square Enix Group. COOKING MAMA is a registered trademark or trademark of Cooking Mama Limited. iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, iTunes Store, and App Store are registered trademarks or trademarks of Apple Inc. Android and Android Market are registered trademarks or trademarks of Google 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.

 


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