FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TAITO ENTERS ANDROID MARKET, PICKING UP STEAM IN THE UNITED STATES
SPACE INVADERS and ARKANOID Doh It Again to be Released!
LOS ANGELES (February 27, 2009) -- TAITO Corporation (TAITO®), a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd., has begun distributing its classic games SPACE
INVADERS® and ARKANOID® Doh It Again via Android Market, the Android™ mobile phone
platform’s content store.
In an effort to be one of the first to support the coming flood of Android-compatible mobile phones,
TAITO previously released a free ―Lite‖ version of ARKANOID Doh It Again. Now that the
distribution of paid apps via Android Market has become possible, TAITO is following up this
initial release with full commercial versions of SPACE INVADERS and ARKANOID Doh It Again.
Ever since its 1978 release to worldwide acclaim, pioneering video game SPACE INVADERS
has been enjoyed by millions and played via a wide variety of platforms and home gaming
consoles. While this new release preserves the classic scenario—the player maneuvers his
beam cannon left and right, attempting to shoot down waves of descending Invaders—the
addition of touch screen controls has resulted in an intuitive style of play never seen before.
The ―Nagoya Attack‖ technique and other tricks present in the original game, of course, remain
Originally released to the arcades in 1986 and later followed by a number of home console
releases within Japan and overseas, ARKANOID is TAITO’s famous block-destroying game.
Despite its simple premise—players use their VAUS spaceship to deflect the energy ball and
destroy the space wall above, brick-by-brick—ARKANOID Doh It Again is packed with 99 stages
and a wide variety of power-up items, resulting in a deep and satisfying game experience.
These new SPACE INVADERS and ARKANOID Doh It Again releases have been re-tuned to
make full use of the T-Mobile G1’s touch screen and trackball*, creating smooth, stress-free
controls. The games also allow th