Stuttgart, Germany – June 22nd 2020 – TAITO and Strictly Limited Games are very excited to announce the most complete Space Invaders collection on cartridge ever coming to Nintendo Switch. Three limited, physical versions of the Space Invaders Invincible Collection will be available exclusively on strictlylimitedgames.com starting Sunday, June 28th.
Space Invaders is a founding block of video game history that filled the arcades. It is said that the game made 100 Yen coins scarce and defined the visuals and mechanics in the first decade of video games.
Until this day, Space Invaders remains highly successful in the gaming industry as well as it is highly prominent in pop culture.
Now the most complete collection on cart ever, the Space Invaders Invincible Collection, is heading to the West. It combines all titles from the Japanese standard and special releases on one cartridge, including Space Invaders DX (1994), Space Cyclone (1980) and Lunar Rescue (1979) – the limited Western collection even has the console port of the game Arkanoid vs. Space Invaders on cartridge, a unique title which was only available as a download code in the Japanese version. The experts from Gotch Technology have ensured a perfect and accurate realisation on consoles.
The following games are part of the Space Invader Invincible Collection:
● Space Invaders (1978, Arcade) – b/w
● Space Invaders (1978, Arcade) – colour
● Space Invaders Part II (1979, Arcade)
● Majestic Twelve: The Space Invaders Part IV (1990, Arcade)
● Super Space Invaders ’91 (1990, Arcade)
● Space Invaders Extreme (2018)
● Space Invaders Gigamax 4 SE (2018)
● Arkanoid vs. Space Invaders (2017)
● Space Invaders DX (1994, Arcade)
● Space Cyclone (1980, Arcade)
● Lunar Rescue (1979, Arcade)
Arkanoid vs. Space Invaders (2017) is, for the first time ever, available on console. The game is a crossover of Arkanoid and Space Invaders and features gameplay elements from both games.
To celebrate 40 years of Space Invaders, Square Enix and TAITO held an art installation and limited time event in Japan called “PLAY! Space Invaders”. For the event, TAITO, with Square Enix, created a huge version of the game “Space Invaders Gigamax” with a 7 meter high by 15 meter wide screen. Now the game “Space Invaders Gigamax 4 SE” will be available as part of the Invincible Collection.
Space Invaders Invincible Collection Limited Edition
The Limited Edition for Nintendo Switch will contain all 11 games and will be available for 59,99€.
Space Invaders Invincible Collection Collector’s Edition
The limited Collector’s Edition for Nintendo Switch features:
● Arcade Book
● Sticker Sheet
● 4 Instruction Cards
● 6 Flyers
● 4 Acrylic Art Cards
● Arcade PCB Box
● Collector’s box with magnetic latch
The Collector’s Edition will be available for €99.99.
Space Invaders Invincible Collection Ultra Edition
The limited Ultra Edition for Nintendo Switch features everything of the Collector’s Edition plus the ultimate Space Invaders Board Game and more special items. The Ultra Edition will be available for €149.99.
About TAITO Corporation
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, 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 http://www.taito.com/
About Strictly Limited Games Strictly Limited Games is a German publisher based near Stuttgart, specialized in releasing a curated selection of digital download-only games in exclusive collectable physical editions for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and Nintendo Switch. The company was founded in 2017 by Dennis Mendel, a former scholar for game studies and advisor at Fraunhofer Institute, and Benedict Braitsch. Both passionate collectors with a combined collection of over 7.000 digital and physical games for all console generations, their intention is to form an opposite pole to the current trend of digital-only releases. All collectors’ editions are available exclusively at Strictly Limited Games online store www.strictlylimitedgames.com