Fresh takes on Taito classics invade retailers in June

By Spencer . April 2, 2008 . 8:32am

ark.jpgThe rumors are finally over. Square Enix USA will release Space Invaders Extreme and Arkanoid DS on June 17. And they only cost $19.99 a piece. You can’t go wrong with Space Invaders Extreme for that price. If you enjoy shooting aliens, Space Invaders Extreme is fantastic and it has a mild amount of synesthesia.


Interesting note about Arkanoid DS, Square Enix USA did not mention the paddle controller. Considering how Arkanoid DS is only being sold for $20, the accessory won’t be bundled with the game. Actually, Square Enix may not be selling them, which means importing might be the only solution.


The press release briefly mentions Taito’s work with Exit too. Is Square Enix considering publishing Exit DS internationally?

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  • Yeah, this is awesome news. Ever since I did my review I’ve wanted Arkanoid DS over here. Hopefully if they don’t release the paddle here, they’ll at least leave the option to use it in the game so I can play the US Space Invaders with it.

  • The only part of this that depresses me is that I’ve gotta wait two more months to have a reason to play my DS again. :(

  • I wonder if Space Invaders Extreme will get banned in Boston?

  • SteveJ

    There’s no guaranteeing that they didn’t strip out the paddle controller support in the US release. Hopefully the didn’t, but it wouldn’t be a shock if they did if they really aren’t going to offer the paddle controller in the US. Also, with regard to playing Space Invaders with a paddle controller. Why? Space Invaders never used a paddle control. It was just buttons for left, right and shoot. Playing Space Invaders with a paddle controller seems like it would just be weird and akward.

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