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Microids unveils Arkanoid - Eternal Battle

The iconic arcade block breaker is back!
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

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Paris, November 22nd, 2021 – Following last September’s announcement regarding the publishing deal between the French publisher Microids and the prestigious Japanese video game company Taito, Microids is thrilled to reveal one of the titles that will soon be born from this collaboration! Developed by French studio Pastagames, whose previous work includes major video games such as Rayman Legends, Pang Adventures and Pix the Cat, Arkanoid - Eternal Battle is planned for a 2022 release.

 

Players will discover or be reintroduced to the emblematic block breaker game in a fully modernized version. Arkanoid - Eternal Battle features different solo and multiplayer modes that will be unveiled at a later date. Classic elements from the franchise will definitely make a comeback as well as new effects, bonuses and features guaranteed to take veteran players by surprise!

 

Arkanoid is an iconic arcade game developed by TAITO Corporation in 1986. 35 years after its release, the game has spawned numerous titles. When the mother ship ARKANOID comes under attack, the small spacecraft VAUS manages to escape but ends up warped into another dimension. Wandering in an interdimensional labyrinth, VAUS must destroy blocks called "spacewalls" in order to defeat "DOH", creator of the maze.

 

Fabien Delpiano, Founder & Owner of Pastagames, recounts his personal experience with the Arkanoid franchise: “For me, it was in the French city of Nice, 54 boulevard Jean Médecin, in a dark arcade called “Automat”. It was full of neons and highly diverse people, from bikers to middle schoolers. The arcade machine was breathtaking, with its metal ball-bearing paddle, while I was just a regular fifteen-year-old trying to get on with adolescence. We immediately fell for each other, and our relationship lasted several years. We all have our own story with Arkanoid. It feels so good to come together again, after all these years.”

 

Masakazu Suzuki, Director and Executive Officer of Taito Corporation, stated: "We are very pleased that Microids, a company we trust, will be releasing a modern version of a popular title that Taito released 35 years ago. We're confident that both old fans and new players will be very satisfied with the game.”
 

 

Stay tuned for upcoming information about the game!
 

 

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Press Contact:
Vincent Gallopain
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About Microids


Microids is a French video game publisher. Founded in 1985, Microids’ editorial strategy now focuses on 4 major areas: adventure games, racing games, retro gaming and games inspired by iconic titles. By collaborating with renowned studios and authors (Pendulo Studios, Eden Studios, Benoît Sokal, Paul Cuisset, Philippe Dessoly and Pierre Adane), Microids has become a major player in international video games. Taking inspiration from legendary titles, including Asterix & Obelix, and Titeuf, Garfield, Fort Boyard, XIII and Blacksad, Microids reaches a wide audience and creates original adventures which give gamers the chance to play as some of their most beloved characters.

 

About Taito
TAITO Corporation (TAITO) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. With headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, TAITO operates core businesses such as game arcade operations, manufacturing coin-operated game machines, and mobile phone content services. A seminal part of gaming history, TAITO caused a worldwide sensation with its arcade legend, SPACE INVADERS, and developed such fan favorites as PUZZLE BOBBLE (BUST-A-MOVE) and ARKANOID. Today, TAITO continues to thrill game lovers of all generations by offering both classic and new family-oriented titles on the latest gaming platforms. TAITO delivers a wide range of entertainment experiences with the goal of providing consumers with fresh surprises and new discoveries.
 

More information on TAITO can be found on the Internet at https://www.taito.co.jp/en
 

“Arkanoid" is a registered trademark or trademark of TAITO Corporation in Japan and/or other countries.

 

About Pastagames
Pastagames has been handcrafting video games since year 2000, mixing work for hire for the big cheeses (Sony, Bandai Namco, Ubisoft, etc.) and homemade creations, more on the indie/weird side (Pix the Cat, Maestro Jump in Music, etc.).

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