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Taito Line Up Announced

London, May 24th 2005, Xplosiv revealed today the content for their highly anticipated forthcoming release Taito Legends. This retro collection of classic games will consist of 29 of the best loved classics, including Bubble Bobble, Space Invaders, Rainbo

Taito are the original coin-op arcade masters and have always been at the forefront of arcade gaming, with many of the original and most memorable classics coming from their design stables. The catalogue of games to be included in the retro collection will span from as early as 1979 through to 1997 and include arguably the most famous Coin-Op of all time, Space invaders,

Taito Legends is already a dream come true for retro gamers and with extra features such as video interviews of the original games creators Mr Tomohiro Nishikado (Space Invaders, Space Invaders Part II, Pop 'n' Pop) and Mr Fukio Mitsuji (Bubble Bobble, New Zealand Story, Volfied), this collection will keep fans and gaming enthusiasts on the edge of their seats.

This amazing collection not only contains a staggering 29 titles but all 29 are arcade games from our childhoods, a gaming journey through time ensues as every game brings back memories and remind us all of our youth!

Taito has been at the forefront of gaming since the 70's and Mr Hironori Ishii, General Manager of Overseas Releases for Taito, commented, "There remains an overwhelming interest in the classic games of the 70s and 80s, of which TAITO played a leading role in. This compilation is for all those fans out there, eager to either turn back the clock to those glory days of gaming, or discover altogether why these games are referred to as "classics". We are proud to have a company of such strong repute as Empire representing us, and trust they will do their best with this title."

Over 25 games that defined a generation, Including:

  • Battle Shark
  • Bubble Bobble
  • Colony 7
  • Continental Circus
  • Electric Yo-Yo
  • Elevator Action
  • Exzisus
  • Gladiator
  • Great Swordsman
  • Jungle Hunt
  • New Zealand Story
  • Ninja Kids
  • Operation Thunderbolt
  • Operation Wolf
  • Phoenix
  • Plotting
  • Plump Pop
  • Rainbow Islands
  • Rastan
  • Return of the Invaders
  • Space Gun
  • Space Invaders
  • Space Invaders part II
  • Super Qix
  • Thunderfox
  • Tokio
  • Tube It
  • Volfied
  • Zoo Keeper

Release: PlayStation® 2, Xbox and PC - SRP of £19.99 14th October 2005

Age Rating: TBC

Developer: Empire Oxford

For further information, please contact:

Doug Johns, Specialist PR Manager

Tel: +44 (0) 1243 671767


Laura West, PR Manager

Tel: +44 (0) 208 492 1056


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