LOS ANGELES, CA - Oct 12, 2007 Taito Corporation announced today that updated classic arcade games Chase H.Q.® 3D and Elevator Action® 3D are now available on select models of Sprint Nextel mobile phones including Sanyo MM- 7500, MM-8300, MM-9000, SCP-6600 Katana and SCP-8400.
Chase H.Q. originally debuted in arcades in 1988, and later brought its high-speed car-chase action to classic systems including the Atari ST, Genesis and TurboGrafx-16. Chase H.Q. 3D for mobile builds upon the thrilling gameplay of the original with updated 3D graphics. Players hurtle down the highway in an unmarked police car, hunting down criminal suspects with the help of Nancy, the friendly dispatcher.
In Elevator Action 3D, players face off against enemy spies while securing top-secret documents. The updated version of Taito's hit arcade game Elevator Action puts a first-person twist on the classic shooter, and timed missions demand strategic problem- solving while maintaining a sense of urgency.
"Chase H.Q. 3D and Elevator Action 3D offer mobile gamers the thrill of action arcade games in a conveniently smaller package," said Keiji Fujita, producer of both games. "They're pocket-sized adrenaline rushes."
Chase H.Q. 3D and Elevator Action 3D are available on the Sprint Nextel Digital Lounge storefront at $2.99 for a monthly subscription or $6.99 for unlimited use.
About Taito Corporation
Taito Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Square Enix Co., Ltd. with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. Since its inception in 1953, Taito has been at the forefront of the interactive entertainment industry. With the release of SPACE INVADERS® in 1978, a new form of entertainment was born in computer games. Over the years, Taito's legendary brands have made their way to every major gaming platform and now is available to consumers on the mobile platform via all major U.S. wireless carriers and through off- deck, online portals and distributors. Taito continues to diversify its product offerings by creating and distributing games that appeal to gamers of all kinds, stimulating their minds (and fingers) with challenging yet easy-to-learn interactive entertainment. More information on Taito Corporation can be found on the Internet at http://www.taito.co.jp/english/.
Michael Meyers PR
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