TAITO Corporation announces
SPACE INVADERS - THE BOARD GAME
Living rooms worldwide are being invaded May 14th via Kickstarter
May 14, 2019, TOKYO, Japan .--(BUSINESS WIRE)—
TAITO Corporation (TAITO®), the creator of SPACE INVADERS is partnering with 612 Entertainment, LLC, a cross-media entertainment production company founded in 2017 by entertainment and media industry veterans, to launch SPACE INVADERS - THE BOARD GAME on Kickstarter. The release of the board game, based on one of the world’s foremost iconic video game brands, commemorates the 40th anniversary of the SPACE INVADERS arcade game. SPACE INVADERS - THE BOARD GAME will come as a standard and as a numbered collector’s edition both of which will only be available during the Kickstarter campaign.
The SPACE INVADERS board game combines today’s popular deck-building genre with a more traditional strategy board game by allowing 2-4 players to collect SPACE INVADERS cards and add them to their hands, while moving across the board and shooting enemies with their laser cannons. The game’s visual presentation and atmosphere are as close to the original arcade game as possible, creating a brilliant retro gaming experience.
Game Elements & Features:
- Standard and Numbered Deluxe Editions Available
- 20 Action Card Types and 5 Resource Types
- 64 Game Tokens
- Game Board or Play Mat (Depending on Edition)
- Over 240 Playing Cards
- 4 Laser Cannons
- 40 Bunker Elements
- Card Sorting Tray
Initial backers will also have the opportunity to reserve one of 500 strictly limited numbered SPACE INVADERS Art Boxes (the ultimate collector’s item), which celebrate the 40th anniversary of the brand and are autographed by SPACE INVADERS creator, Tomohiro Nishikado.
“After successfully invading video screens worldwide for over 40 years, we are excited to join forces with 612 Entertainment to help SPACE INVADERS, one of our top brands, invade living room tables everywhere,” said TAITO President and Representative Director, Tetsu Yamada.
Robert Colman, President of 612 Entertainment, LLC, said, “Video game brands like SPACE INVADERS have become part of our cultural heritage. Our corporate vision is to expand the best of those brands across all media and make them accessible to an even larger audience. We are excited and grateful that TAITO partnered with us to bring one of the world's most recognizable video game brands, SPACE INVADERS, to the flourishing board gaming market.”