iiRcade Inc., a premium home arcade console that allows gamers of all ages to play their favorite retro and modern games in a true arcade style, is pleased to announce that SPACE INVADERS, officially licensed by TAITO, will be available in the iiRcade Game Store on Friday, August 5th, 2022 for $7.99.
SPACE INVADERS was released in arcades in 1978 and became an instant global phenomenon since its debut. The goal is to defeat wave after wave of descending enemy Invaders with a horizontally moving laser to earn as many points as possible.
“We know a lot of our community members have been patiently waiting for the release of SPACE INVADERS and we’re happy to say it will launch this Friday in our Game Store,” said Jong Shin, founder & CEO of iiRcade. “We’re very excited to bring SPACE INVADERS to iiRcade and would like to thank TAITO for making that happen.”
SPACE INVADERS popularized a more interactive style of gameplay, with the Invaders responding to the player-controlled cannon's movement and was the first video game to popularize the concept of achieving a high score that could also be saved onto the machine.
The iiRcade version of SPACE INVADERS will feature:
- Three different visual modes: black & white, classic and color.
- Custom bezel artwork
- Moon backdrop just like in the classic arcade machine
The new iiRcade Gold Edition, the latest addition to iiRcade’s line-up of premium home arcade consoles, is now available for $999, with four versions to choose from: Dead Cells, Dragon’s Lair, SPACE INVADERS and Black Edition with Double Dragon artwork.
Each iiRcade comes with 11 pre-loaded games: Dragon’s Lair, Double Dragon, Gunbird, Beach Buggy Racing, BombSquad (online multiplayer party game), Snowboard Championship, Diver Boy, Dragon Master, Maniac Square, Twin Brats and Fancy World, with more games downloadable, including free games, on the iiRcade store (https://iircade.store).
The SPACE INVADERS Gold Edition of will also include a copy of SPACE INVADERS.
All games are officially licensed and available at affordable prices, and new titles are continuously added to the growing iiRcade store library. The full list of currently available games can be found on the iiRcade store.
For more information and to order iiRcade, visit iiRcade.com.
iiRcade is a premium home arcade console that offers a gaming experience like no other. Play the retro arcade games that you remember and the latest modern games in amazing arcade style. With cinematic gaming experiences powered by 19” high-density display, 100W of powerful stereo sound, premium 2-player arcade controllers and device optimized for the best arcade gaming experiences, iiRcade delivers arcade gaming that is so immersive, you will feel like you are inside the game.
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, manufacturing 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 https://www.taito.co.jp/en