Nintendo of Japan should be updating their March 2009 release calendar soon. They forgot to put in Space Invaders Extreme 2 which will make it into stores on March 26 just like some retailers leaked.
The sequel doesn’t look much different from Space Invaders Extreme. A new bingo grid leads players into a bonus rounds and during multiplayer matches you can make a giant UFO annoy your opponent. Otherwise Space Invaders Extreme 2 retains the look and feel of Space Invaders Extreme which is enough to make this a must buy game for me.
Unless you need another dose of psychedelic aliens I wouldn’t worry about importing it in March. Square Enix brought over Space Invaders Extreme so the follow up should get a release here sometime in 2009. Unfortunately for PSP owners Space Invaders Extreme 2 is only a DS game. Well, that’s until Square Enix ports it to Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network in 2010.
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