Arcade Classic ‘Space Invaders’ Returning As Augmented Reality Mobile Game

Square Enix partners with TAITO on a contemporary reimagining of the 1978 Japanese shooter.

Square Enix Montreal and TAITO have announced an upcoming Space Invaders mobile game featuring proprietary augmented reality (AR) technology that takes the legendary arcade classic in a bold new direction.

This nostalgia-fueled trailer sent me on a trip down memory lane.

Revealed earlier today during Square Enix Presents, the first in a series of annual showcases hosted by the influential Japanese publisher, this newest Space Invaders game will include several AR-specific features that will have you interacting with gameplay as well as the real-world in a variety of unique ways as you defend the Earth from an alien invasion using an iOS or Android device.

“We are extremely inspired by our collaboration with TAITO to re-imagine the Space Invaders franchise in a contemporary way while shaping it to our ambitious vision of what it can be on mobile,” said Patrick Naud, Head of Studio of Square Enix Montréal. “At Square Enix Montréal we are huge fans of the franchise and the team has risen to the challenge of showing how all-new technology can breathe fresh energy into a game as timeless as Space Invaders.”

Image Credit: Square Enix

“Collaborating with Square Enix Montréal on their bold vision for Space Invaders has been an incredible endeavor,” added Tetsu Yamada, President and Representative Director, Taito Corporation. “As fans of our classic series, they are treating Space Invaders with the utmost care and respect. We are thrilled that the game is coming out with new technology and fresh taste and will further expand the universe of the Space Invaders franchise.”

Square Enix’s Space Invaders AR experience will be available for download on iOS and Android devices. No word yet on a price or release date. To keep up on the latest updates register here.

Feature Image Credit: Square Enix Montreal

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