Space Invaders Extreme and Groove Coaster are Coming to Steam Next Month

To celebrate the 40th Anniversary, Taito Corporation is releasing Space Invaders Extreme as well as Groove Coaster on PC via Steam sometime this year.

on January 11, 2018 1:41 PM

Taito Corporation announced today that Space Invaders Extreme and Groove Coaster would be invading the PC community next month.

According to the game’s official Steam Page, to celebrate the game’s 40th anniversary, Space Invaders will launch on PC via Steam sometime next month. Additionally, Space Invaders Extreme’s store page, as well as its PC configuration requirements, are now up.

Space Invaders Extreme is an updated version of the critically-acclaimed 1978 title. Initially, the title was released back in mid-2008 for the Nintendo DS, PlayStation Portable, and Xbox Live Arcade to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Space Invaders release. Aside from updated graphics, visuals, and interactive sound, the Steam version also includes a brand new World Ranking System for Arcade Mode, as well as Leaderboards and Steam Achievements.

While the invader-themed rhythm title, Groove Coaster currently does not have a launch window, the developer has stated that the game will launch sometime this spring. A spin-off to Space Invaders; in Groove Coaster players control an avatar that traverses down a fixed trail and tasked with performing specific actions when notes appear on the screen, which is used to increase your score.

You can check out the announcement teaser trailer below this article.

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Taylor Lyles is a staff writer at DualShockers. She specializes in gaming hardware, eSports, Virtual Reality, spiritual successors, new releases and upcoming titles. Born and raised in Maryland, Taylor is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Legal Studies from Stevenson University. In her free time, she enjoys playing lacrosse, going fishing, studying Fallout lore, and may or may not have an unhealthy obsession with the Dead Rising series.