The new partnership will offer classic arcade games, including Space Invaders, as well as a series of all-new challenge modes, and the ability to compete with friends alongside global leaderboards.
LONDON, 25 February 2020: Antstream Arcade - the revolutionary retro-gaming platform - today announced its partnership with Taito - the world famous Japanese game publisher. The deal will expand Antstream Arcade’s offering to include titles such as Space Invaders, Operation Wolf, Rastan, Elevator Action and many more. Antstream Arcade’s existing collection of over 1000 retro titles can be accessed across multiple screens and devices including mobile, PC, tablet, console and TV, XBox and others. More than just re-releases, players can also compete for glory in global leaderboards and take part in bite-sized challenges, experiencing these gaming classics in an all-new way. Taito has been creating iconic video games for close to 50 years and is behind some of the most widely recognised games in the world, with titles like Space Invaders playing a big part in video gaming’s rise to a global phenomenon with universal appeal. “This partnership will help a new generation discover some of the culture-defining video games that shaped the games industry” commented Tetsu Yamada at Taito. “We’re committed to continuing the legacy of games like Space Invaders, and working with Antstream Arcade has allowed us to ensure that both original and incoming generations will be able to enjoy our timeless games.” “Since we started working on Antstream Arcade, Taito has been high up on our ‘dream list’ of partners to work with, due to their indisputable status as video game legends,” commented Steve Cottam, CEO at Antstream Arcade. “We’re committed to giving our players access to the greatest games of all time and landing Space Invaders and Bubble Bobble help us do just that. Our partnership with Taito not only strengthens our library but also allows us to put their legendary games in front of a whole new audience, updating them with exciting new challenge modes and tournament play.” “At the same time, we are also delighted to be connecting Taito with fans around the world, old and new, through Antstream Arcade. This is just the start of our mission to bring thousands of iconic games to the Antstream Arcade platform during 2020, bringing us closer to our mission statement of ‘any game, any device, anywhere’”. The new titles will launch on Anstream Arcade in March to coincide with SXSW 2020. About Taito: TAITO Corporation (TAITO) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. With headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, TAITO operates core businesses such as game arcade operations, coin-operated game machines, and mobile phone content services. A seminal part of gaming history, TAITO caused a worldwide sensation with its arcade legend, SPACE INVADERS, and developed such fan favorites as PUZZLE BOBBLE (BUST-A-MOVE) and ARKANOID. Today, TAITO continues to thrill game lovers of all generations by offering both classic and new family-oriented titles on the latest gaming platforms. TAITO delivers a wide range of entertainment experiences with the goal of providing consumers with fresh surprises and new discoveries. More information on TAITO can be found on the Internet at http://www.taito.com/. About Space Invaders: Planned, developed, and released by TAITO Corporation (TAITO), the 1978 arcade game SPACE INVADERS became an instant global phenomenon. Today, its iconic characters frequently appear both in licensed projects worldwide and as TAITO’s corporate mascots. Chosen as an art collection of MOMA, and a collaborative character with famous fashion brands, SPACE INVADERS is still loved all over the world today. TAITO is the exclusive owner of the global intellectual property rights, including copyrights and trademarks, for SPACE INVADERS and its characters, and takes an active role regarding new SPACE INVADERS-related enterprises. About Antstream Arcade: Antstream Arcade was founded by Steve Cottam in 2013 and is headquartered in London, England. Over the last few years it has become the world's first and largest retro game subscription service and has amassed the largest collection of retro games titles available in one place. Antstream is all about the challenge – a streaming retro service that makes classic games available on-demand on all your devices. A monthly subscription gets players access to over 1,000 video games spanning arcade hits, classic console platforms from Atari and Sega, and beloved home computers including the C64, Amiga and ZX Spectrum.
The Antstream Arcade streaming service allows users to play retro video games, directly from the cloud with no downloads or installs, on modern devices through an affordable monthly subscription.
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