Taito and Square-Enix have just announced that Space Invaders Extreme 2, the sequel to what was easily one of my favorite DS games of last year, will be arriving in PAL region territories on October 2nd. The game is slated for release in the US on September 23rd.
This new version boasts some cool new features like an enhanced Battle Play mode, a new "Bingo" round-clearing system, and a new score attack mode that acts as a beginner's course, with an infinite player stock. Even if you're quite skilled at games like this, that sounds like a nice opportunity to kick back and blast away at things if you ask me. Sometimes you just want to shoot stuff.
Thankfully, the game retains all of the qualities that made the first one great, like its download play function, varied stages and great soundtrack. Check out the gallery below for some screenshots and hit the jump for the full details.
SPACE INVADERS EXTREME 2 LANDS THIS OCTOBER
London (10th September 2009) – Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announces that SPACE INVADERS EXTREME™ 2 a brand new release from TAITO®, based on the classic video game franchise be released across PAL territories on 2nd October for Nintendo DS™.
SPACE INVADERS EXTREME 2 follows in the footsteps of last year’s critically acclaimed SPACE INVADERS EXTREME, which was regarded by many as the best remake of the original classic. This year the iconic Invaders are back again and this time the action is even more extreme! The game combines the essence of the original game with a stunning alliance of futuristic graphic design and cutting-edge audio, overhauled gameplay and a whole new range of amazing power-ups.
Larry Sparks, Vice President of Brand, Square Enix products comments, “SPACE INVADERS EXTREME 2 is another quality arcade release from TAITO that improves upon the original in every way possible. With more intense and exhilarating action, I am sure that fans will find this another thrilling and fun addition to the legacy of SPACE INVADERS.”
SPACE INVADERS EXTREME 2 – product overview and key features
By combining the essence of the original game with a stunning alliance of futuristic graphic design and cutting-edge audio, overhauled gameplay details and a whole new range of amazing power-ups, the basic concept of the iconic SPACE INVADERS shooter from TAITO has transformed into a whole new way to take the fight to the alien invasion and get your name up in lights on the high score table!
• The differences between SPACE INVADERS EXTREME 2 and the previous release are:
„c New Additional Stages
„c Higher Stage Volume
„c Enhanced Games System
„c Enhanced Battle Play
„c New Beginners Course – Score Attack only course with infinite player stock
„c New Time Attack Mode – complete the stage the fastest
„c Bingo System – Light up the squares as you clear rounds
• Additional features include:
„c Futuristic, techno-inspired graphic design takes SPACE INVADERS to new heights of presentation
„c Interactive, totally immersive sound scheme where sound effects are synchronised to match the beats of the music
„c Wide range of amazing new power-ups
„c Background movies
„c Ranking registration
„c Play a friend with Nintendo DS Wireless Play and DS Download Play and Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection