Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Space Invaders Extreme 2 taking cue from IOSYS?

I was first going to use the "Space Invaders taking cue from Touhou?" title, but pundits would have been quick to remind me that Touhou owes a lot to Space Invaders in the first place. So I went with IOSYS, even though they have nothing to do with this... or do they? Surely publishing giant Square Enix must have noticed the millions of dollars that otaku gamers spend on doujin articles each year, so perhaps this moe level is a nod to this "industry"... or a way to hook said gamers in. Besides, SHAM STUDIO happen to have their offices located in the same building as Taito and mi~ko has provided voices for Final Fantasy 12 in the past, so it's a small world after all.

Space Invaders Extreme 2 (NDS) came out in Japan on March 25th 2009, but an English version of the venerable SHMUP's second remix is rumored for this summer. The previous one was an enjoyable romp and a great example of retro-done-right, so pick it up if you don't already have it. On the other hand, it doesn't have much competition on the DS, except for the wonderful Ketsui Death Label...


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