Check out the screens for the titles included in Space Invaders: Invincible Collection

An all-out invasion

In a previous article, we covered the 6 known Space Invaders titles that are included in Space Invaders: Invincible Collection. Here's the list for those who need a refresher.

- Space Invaders (black-and-white)
- Space Invaders Part II
- Super Space Invaders ’91 (Majestic Twelve: The Space Invaders Part IV)
- Space Invaders DX
- Space Invaders Extreme
- Space Cyclone

If you want to check out screens for each one of those games, you can now do so right here. Again, there will be more games in the collection, but these are the titles announced for now.

TAITO returns to the North American and European market with a new Ninja Warriors title

Not of the 'ultimate' variety

Stuttgart, Germany; June 18th, 2019 – As already announced in 2018, the pioneer of the Japanese video game industry, TAITO Corporation, is returning to the market for console games after around ten years with well-known and new TAITO IPs. The first Western title from the game developer and publisher TAITO is a reboot of Ninja Warriors – a game which came onto the market for the Super Nintendo in 1994. Details on Ninja Warriors will be announced later.

The game will be released in North America and Europe by the German United Games GmbH, digitally and physically. The title will be marketed through Strictly Limited Games as limited editions and through the newly founded publishing label ININ as traditional retail and digital versions.

TAITO Corporation was founded 65 years ago and shaped video game history at the time. In the 1980s and 90s, TAITO enthused millions of players with megahits such as PUZZLE BOBBLE®, Rainbow Islands®, ARKANOID® and many other megasellers which enjoy cult status with gamers all over the world even today. In particular, SPACE INVADERS®, the company’s best known title, brought global fame to the game pioneer TAITO and took the international game market by storm. The famous characters from SPACE INVADERS® have since become the corporate characters of TAITO and represent a piece of pop culture which appears again and again, even outside of games. No matter if in Hollywood movies, advertising, fashion or art – the ironically designed extraterrestrial invaders draw attention everywhere.

“We are proud to work together with TAITO Corporation, which has been a legend in the Japanese game industry for many years. We look forward to and are convinced that this cooperation will be a great success,” says Helmut Schmitz, CEO, United Games.

Six titles confirmed for Space Invaders: Invincible Collection

An invasion is upon us

More info on Space Invaders: Invincible Collection is trickling in from this week's issue of Famitsu. Six titles in the collection have been revealed, and more will be shared at a later date. The first six titles are as follows.

- Space Invaders (black-and-white)
- Space Invaders Part II
- Super Space Invaders ’91 (Majestic Twelve: The Space Invaders Part IV)
- Space Invaders DX
- Space Invaders Extreme
- Space Cyclone

Taito confirms Space Invaders: Invincible Collection for Switch

Invading in 2020

The other day, retailers had leaked the existence of Space Invaders: Invincible Collection (name not final) for Switch. Turns out their listings were right, as Taito confirms the news via the latest issue of Famitsu. The game is set to launch sometime in 2020 in Japan.

Space Invaders: Invincible Collection includes six titles, among which is Space Cyclone, a title never ported to consoles before. There's more details to be gleaned from Famitsu's feature, but we'll have to wait for translations to come through before we can share.

Amazon Japan adds listing for Space Invaders Collection on Switch

Invading Switch soon?

According to Amazon Japan, some Space Invaders action is coming to Switch. The online retailer has a listing for Space Invaders Collection, which they have being published by Taito, and releasing on Dec. 31st, 2020. This listing is specifically for a Famitsu DX Pack. The release date is definitely placeholder, but the game itself will likely see official reveal soon.

The Ninja Warriors: Once Again officially announced for Switch, releasing worldwide in 2019

Taito talked a tiny bit about a project called Ninja Warriors Again back in July, but now they've come forward with the debut trailer and a name change. The game, now called The Ninja Warriors: Once Again, is set to launch for Switch worldwide in 2019.

This game is a port based on the 1994-released console game The Ninja Warriors Again, but will include updated graphics, 16:9 screen support, new characters Yaksha and Raiden, and local two-player co-op support. The Ninja Warriors: Once Again will be at the Indie Game Corner Natsume Atari booth at Tokyo Game Show 2018, with Kunoichi, Ninja, and Kamaitachi available to select.

You can check out more screens and art at the official website

Taito bringing Ninja Warriors Again to Switch

- due out 2019 in Japan
- Super Famicom-style 2D action game

We'll get more details on Ninja Warriors Again once we get a look at the full Famitsu feature, which should be available later today.

Over 3,000 Music Tracks by ZUNTATA, the Sound Team Behind TAITO Games, Now Available on Spotify

TOKYO (February 22, 2018) – TAITO Corporation (TAITO®) today announced the release of over 3,000 music tracks created by Japanese sound creation team ZUNTATA™ on Spotify®, the world’s largest music streaming service.

ZUNTATA is the team behind the creation of game sounds within Taito, and just celebrated their 30th anniversary in 2017. Mainly focusing on arcade, home console, and mobile game music and sound effects, ZUNTATA has created sounds for multiple games including the Darius™ series, The Ninja Warriors™, Arkanoid®, the Ray™ series, and Puzzle Bobble® (Bust-A-Move®).

In addition to Spotify, these songs are also available on iTunes®, Apple Music®, mora®, and Amazon®.

New Bubble Bobble plush dolls on the way

These were spotted at the London Toy Fair 2013, tucked away in the Together Plus booth. They look like some really nice quality plush dolls! No word on when they'll see release or how much, but I'm sure they'll hit sometime this year. Thanks to Nightram for the heads up!



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