Taito has a stable of franchise revivals heading to Xbox Live Arcade. Remixed nostalgia starts in April when Space Invaders Extreme comes out. One month later Arkanoid Live with its 120 levels and online multiplayer comes out. Judging from an English screenshot at Famitsu this timeframe won’t just be for Japan.
Bubble Bobble Neo, a complete remake of Bubble Bobble with online play and some kind of downloadable content, has an ambiguous 2009 release date. All of Taito’s games are reasonably priced at 800 Microsoft Points ($10).
Out of the three games I’m most excited for Bubble Bobble Neo. I hope it has a super special ending for beating the game online with four bubble shooting dinosaurs.