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Space Invaders hub site invades your browser space

JC Fletcher, @jcfletcher
September 12, 2012
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Square Enix has launched a site that conveniently rounds up licensed Space Invaders merchandise for you to buy (like the above "space hopper") – and even gives you licensing contact information if you want to make more.

The site will also serve as a news hub about the series and offer links to recent games, including Space Invaders Infinity Gene and the honorary Space Invaders game Groove Coaster. Mostly, we're excited for the potential: If Square Enix cares enough about Space Invaders to continue promoting the series, maybe it cares enough to continue the series. Have we mentioned lately how cool Space Invaders Extreme was?

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LOS ANGELES (Sep. 12, 2012) – TAITO Corporation (TAITO®), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd., today launched a newly designed website for the cult classic arcade franchise Space Invaders® (http://www.spaceinvaders.net)

The site features all Space Invaders-related news and information, including title history, officially licensed products, community forums, and updated games. Additionally, the site offers information for individuals and companies interested in official merchandise and licensing programs.

"Space Invaders was an incredible game experience during its release and still remains one of the most admired classic arcade games of all time 30 years after its debut," said Mona Hamilton, vice president of marketing at Square Enix, Inc. "With this new launch initiative, passionate fans can relive nostalgic memories and create new experiences with one of the industry's most memorable franchises."

The new Space Invaders website features:

• Licensee Recognition: Gain support and recognition from Taito and Square Enix. Licensed products can receive placement/be featured on the site.

• Official Game-Related Content: Coast through the site for all Space Invaders-related news and information.

• Game Listing: Easily access, navigate and purchase titles from the Space Invaders library.

Since its release in 1978, Space Invaders has become an international phenomenon with several iterations on numerous platforms, including major gaming consoles and mobile devices. The franchise's iconic characters, addictive game play and numerous sequels continue to be enjoyed by fans worldwide.

About TAITO
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, Inc.
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.na.square-enix.com/.

























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