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'Arkanoid' (NDS) And 'Space Invaders Extreme' (NDS/PSP) Get Euro Date - Screens

by Rainier on May 20, 2008 @ 6:53 a.m. PDT

Decades after their original release, Arkanoid DS and Space Invaders Extreme are getting revamped gfx, multiplayer modes, new power-ups, sound and other content.

Arkanoid DS updates the classic block-busting gameplay of the 1986 original, with the Vaus vessel, balls and bricks all still intact. Different modes of play provide unique challenges including Clear with 140 levels to complete and Quest mode that sets different rules for clearing each round. Points won in the game can be used to customize the game further, with new backgrounds, blocks and sound effects waiting to be unlocked.

Arkanoid DS features

  • Over 140 levels to complete in Clear Mode, Quest mode adds extra challenge with different rules for each level
  • Customize your game by exchanging points earned for new design features such as new backgrounds, Vaus vessels, blocks and sound effects
  • Power-up items carefully selected from the Arkanoid series plus exciting new Power-up items: Barriers, Warp and Vanish
  • Compete against friends with 2 and 4-player DS Wireless Communications
  • Share the multiplayer fun from a single cart with DS Download Play
  • High-Score table supported by Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection
  • Optional Paddle Controller gives analogue control just like the coin-op

30 years after the original Space Invaders ignited an entire entertainment medium and founded a gaming generation; players can now prepare to play the most extreme embodiment of the game ever created.

Space Invaders Extreme combines the captivating essence of the original game with a stunning alliance of futuristic graphic design and cutting-edge audio. The gameplay experience has been developed to maximise on the consoles’ abilities, offering players a whole new range of amazing features including a vast array of new power-ups, DS Wireless Communications and Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.

Space Invaders Extreme features

  • Futuristic, techno-inspired graphic design takes Space Invaders to new heights
  • Interactive, totally immersive sound scheme where sound effects are synchronised to match the beats of the music
  • Wide range of amazing new power-ups

Additional NDS version features

  • Play a friend with Nintendo DS Wireless Play
  • Challenge other players with Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection
  • High-Score table supported by Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection
  • Share the multiplayer fun from a single cart with DS Download Play

Arkanoid DS (NDS) and Space Invaders Extreme (NDS/PSP) will launch in North America on June 17th for $19.99 (USD), while Europe gets them July 4, 2008.

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