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Space Invaders Get Even Across Europe in October

by Greg Leahy - August 20, 2008, 4:19 pm EDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Press Release

PAL Wii owners will take command of the legendary invaders as they attack the Earth in an exclusive new WiiWare title.

Square Enix has announced that it will be bringing another instalment of Taito's legendary Space Invaders series to PAL territories in the form of Space Invaders Get Even, an exclusive new WiiWare title available to download from the Wii Shop Channel in October.

Following on from the release of Space Invaders Extreme for Nintendo DS, Space Invaders Get Even further commemorates the 30th anniversary of the arcade classic by putting gamers on the other side of the storied conflict. Players take command of the Space Invader hordes in Get Even, controlling UFOs and marshalling the iconic extra-terrestrial creatures to combat tanks, fighter planes, and bosses drawn from Earth's defence forces.

Commanding the invasion will involve choosing between five different attack modes for your forces, and battles will rage across seven different environments. Also, players' high scores will be measured against the best the world has to offer via the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.

There are currently no details on a price point for the PAL release of Space Invaders Get Even, nor has there been any suggestion of additional downloadable content being made available. In Japan, Space Invaders Get Even has been set for an August release at a price of 500 Wii Points, with further content to be released later on.


Beaming Down on WiiWare this October

London (20th August 2008) – Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announces the TAITO® game SPACE INVADERS GET EVEN™ will be available, to download exclusively from the Nintendo WiiWare™ service, across Europe in October 2008.

30 years after the original SPACE INVADERS® ignited an entire entertainment medium and founded a gaming generation; players can now prepare for role reversal in this brand new action-invasion, where the fate of the Earth is in their alien hands.

Players will control mysterious UFOs and give orders to hordes of Space Invader underlings in an attempt to overrun Earth and battle Earthlings' attacking human weaponry.

John Yamamoto, president and chief executive officer of Square Enix Ltd. comments, "SPACE INVADERS EXTREME launched earlier this year recaptured the hearts of many gamers, and launched the SPACE INVADERS series to a new generation of younger fans. SPACE INVADERS GET EVEN promises to be a great follow-up release for this the 30th anniversary of the series."


  • Intense action-invasion where the roles have reversed and you, and your Space Invaders are attacking Earth!
  • Control mysterious UFOs and give orders to hordes of Space Invader underlings, as you attempt to destroy the feeble human weaponry
  • Five unique attack modes to fit any battle situation you will face. Choose between Shot, Homing, Burst, Drill and Hopping
  • Be prepared to battle the onslaught of Earthling technology including Tanks, Battleships, Fighter Planes, Fortified Buildings, Attacking Helicopters, not to mention the Bosses!
  • Battle across seven unique gaming environments
  • Upload your High Scores via the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection and battle for the world's highest score!
  • Talkback

    Flames_of_chaosLukasz Balicki, Staff AlumnusAugust 20, 2008

    I remember hearing that the game will be distributed by the core game of 500 Wii points and there may be subsequent expansion packs weighing in at 500 Wii points each but I think that's a rumor. Have you heard anything about this Greg?

    YoshidiousGreg Leahy, Staff AlumnusAugust 20, 2008

    I've heard the same info as you regarding the Japanese release. I think it's interesting that Square Enix have purposefully avoided discussing pricing and DLC in this press release - perhaps they are contemplating a different distribution model for the game in Europe from the Japanese plan.

    KDR_11kAugust 21, 2008

    Or maybe they were afraid of tellng people about that before they buy it.

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