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No coins needed - The EGRET II mini is now available

Play 40 of the most iconic TAITO games on a miniature version of the legendary arcade machine - a piece of playable gaming history in your own home!
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

Stuttgart, Germany - 09 August, 2022: ININ Games today launches the EGRET II mini with an exclusive blue color scheme. Shipping with 40 pre-installed games, a rotating screen, and an adjustable joystick, the miniature version of the legendary arcade cabinet provides an old-school arcade feeling right in your living room!
 

The launch of the EGRET II mini has been highly anticipated by fans and critics alike, with several journalists praising the console as a “playable history book (Destructoid) and “a gorgeous, high-quality device that does a tremendous job of capturing Taito's impressive arcade legacy” (Retrogamer).
 

The new accolades trailer provides an overview of the impressive, positive feedback from critics around the world.
 

The EGRET II mini is designed to be the ultimate way of experiencing classic TAITO arcade games. After plugging it in, fans can immediately start playing the 40 pre-installed games with Bubble Bobble or Darius Gaiden, among other amazing classics. Additionally, the developers at TAITO are considering “to add more games in the future, if the opportunity arises, and [would] love to release more and more games [...] as time goes on.”
 

Just like the original arcade machine, the mini arcade cabinet sports a 5-inch 4:3 rotating monitor. Thanks to that, players can rotate their screen to play games horizontally or vertically - for the most authentic way to enjoy arcade games. Fans looking to take things one step further can also use the EGRET II mini - Paddle and Trackball Game Expansion Set (also separately available), which adds ten additional, classic TAITO games on an SD card - bringing the total game number to 50! Turn the paddle and use the trackball of the unique controller included in this set to take control of this part of gaming history!
 

The features of the EGRET II mini:
 

  • A total of 40 pre-installed games, including true arcade classics

  • 5-inch 4:3 rotating monitor (1024×768 resolution) for horizontal and vertical alignment and an optimal adaptation to the selected game

  • 6-button arcade layout and joystick that is individually adjustable for each game – easily switch from 8 directions to 4 directions

  • HDMI output to also play the games on TV

  • Two USB Type-A controller ports for the additional, optional EGRET II mini controllers

  • SD card slot to add even more games

  • Own integrated sound through stereo speakers

  • Special in-game features like: Save states, adjustable lives and rapid-fire

The EGRET II mini ‑ Limited Blue Edition (standalone console) and all three additional controllers are now available via ININ Games’ partner site Gamesrocket or as EGRET II mini - Arcade Cabinet Blue Edition and Game Center Blue Edition, including exclusive physical collectibles and additional controllers via Strictly Limited Games.

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About ININ Games

ININ Games focuses on the digital and physical publishing of high-quality, feel-good retro and arcade games. ININ Games brings retro games to life and creates the classics of the future.They are best known for “Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World”, “CrossCode”, “Cotton Reboot”, “Slaps and Beans” and as the publishing partner for the TAITO titles

“Bubble Bobble 4 Friends: The Baron is Back” and “The Ninja Saviors – Return of the Warriors” in North America and Europe. Numerous other milestones of classic gaming culture are in the planning and will be announced in the coming months. ININ Games is part of United Games Entertainment GmbH. For more information, visit www.iningames.com   

About Strictly Limited Games 

Strictly Limited Games is a German publisher based near Stuttgart, specialized in releasing a curated selection of digital download‑only games in exclusive collectible physical editions for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and Nintendo Switch. The company was founded in 2017 by Dennis Mendel, a former scholar for game studies and advisor at Fraunhofer Institute, and Benedict Braitsch. Both passionate collectors with a combined collection of over 7.000 digital and physical games for all console generations, their intention is to form an opposite pole to the current trend of digital-only releases. All collectors’ editions are available exclusively at Strictly Limited Games online store www.strictlylimitedgames.com.

 

About TAITO Corporation

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.

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