London, October 21, 2005, Xplosiv confirmed today 'Taito Legends 2' the eagerly anticipated companion to their chart-topping retro collection 'Taito Legends'. Taito Legends 2 will compliment the first collection and fulfill the wishes of many retro gamers dreams with 40 additional titles including Darius Gaiden, Puzzle Bobble 2, Space Invaders DX, Elevator Action Returns, Rastan 2, Qix and many others. Spanning 25 years these titles represent the complete history of gaming, covering three decades in two great packs.
Taito will forever be known as the company that gave birth to the gaming revolution with Space Invaders. However, since that gaming milestone in 1978 Taito have been innovators and pioneers in the history of arcade gaming, creating new genres and pushing gameplay to the limit. Taito Legends 2 will maintain the quality and momentum set by Taito Legends, which received exceptional reviews on its release.
8.4/10 - Official Xbox Magazine
"One of the finest, most comprehensive classics collections around"
9/10 - P2
" An excellent collection of monstrously playable titles"
"Taito Legends 2 is the ultimate companion to the best selling Taito Legends, which went straight to number one in the charts" says James Spice, General Manager Xplosiv. He adds "After the success of Taito Legends we have listened to the fans to bring them a 2nd collection that contains the games that they have been clamouring for and will complete their classic Taito collection."
Taito Legends 2 includes:
The Fairyland Story
Don Doko Don
Super Space Invaders 91
Grid Seeker: Project Storm Hammer
Space Invaders DX
Elevator Action Returns
Legend of Kage
Football Champ (Hat-Trick Hero)
Space Invaders 95
Puzzle Bobble 2
Empire launched Xplosiv as a value brand selling PC software in mid 2000 and PlayStation2 in 2004, proving a great success in the UK and overseas due to the group's license wins with, Sega, Ubisoft, Taito, Activision, Microsoft, Vivendi and CDV. Further information on Xplosiv products can be found at www.xplosiv.net
About Empire Interactive
Empire Interactive is a leading publisher of interactive entertainment software that has been established for 17 years. The company floated on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange in July 2000. Headquartered in the UK, Empire Interactive also has offices in the US, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. The company develops and publishes a varied range of titles across all platforms in the US, Europe and Asia. Further information about Empire Interactive and its products can be found at: www.empireinteractive.com
Since its inception in 1953, TAITO has led the way for interactive entertainment. With the release of "Space Invaders" in 1978, a new form of entertainment was born - computer games. Leading the way for what is now a multi-billion dollar industry that has on occasion surpassed the film industry in popularity, TAITO continues to further expand its array of product and create and distribute games that will open the eyes, excite the mind (and fingers), and of course live up to the company motto, "Catch the Heart". Further information about the TAITO Corporation and its products can be found at: www.taito.co.jp/eng/.
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