LOS ANGELES - Oct.19, 2007 - Taito Corporation announced today that updated classic arcade game Jungle Hunt TM is now available on 30 different Sprint Nextel mobile phones including select models from LG, Motorola, Samsung and Sanyo.
Jungle Hunt debuted in arcades in 1982, and its vine- swinging action has since appeared on more than a dozen platforms. Outfitted in a pith helmet and safari suit, players navigate a jungle full of dangerous obstacles including crocodiles and falling rocks, all in an effort to rescue the heroine before she is eaten by cannibals.
"The simple, engaging gameplay of Jungle Hunt makes it a perfect fit for mobile," said said Keiji Fujita, producer of Jungle Hunt. "This rollicking adventure game is sure to please Spring Nextel users."
Jungle Hunt is available on the Sprint Nextel Digital Lounge storefront at $1.99 for a monthly subscription or $5.99 for unlimited use.
Editor's Note: Jungle Hunt screenshots are available for your use on the MMPR ftp site ( http://www.mmpr.com/MMPRFTP/), inside the Taito folder.
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/eng/.
Michael Meyers PR
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