Square Enix Bringing Evolved Space Invaders, Deadly Cups to Consoles

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 11, 2010 10:20am PDT Developer and publisher Square Enix has announced a pair of downloadable console titles due out this year, Space Invaders Infinity Gene and Necromachina.

Based upon the iPhone game of the same name, Space Invaders Infinity Gene starts as classic arcade shooter we all know and love before evolving the into a singing, dancing 3D shooter. Necromachina, meanwhile, teases deadly animate cups. Chilling.

Descriptions from Square follow below, along with trailers for the two titles.

Necromachina

Platform: Xbox LIVE Arcade for Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Release: TBC

At the dawn of the 22nd century, an evil power brought inanimate objects to life, and they turned on humanity. Bridges, cars, cups--the whole of humanity's creations turned on their makers. But hidden amongst humanity's survivors, an elite unit of specially trained ninja known as Moondivers has been lying in wait for orders to reclaim the planet. Today, those orders arrived.

With legendary director Kouichi Yotsui (of Strider fame), Square Enix takes side-scrolling action games to the next level.

SPACE INVADERS INFINITY GENE
Platform: PlayStation Network for PlayStation 3 system, Xbox LIVE Arcade for Xbox 360
Genre: Shooter
Release: TBC

Space Invaders, the game that defined video games for generations, is back with a new twist! The game starts off looking like the classic Space Invaders, but as you play through the game, it evolves. Unlock new stages, new power ups, and new features. In addition to Normal Mode, Challenge Mode pits you against 99 randomly-created stages. And Music Mode generates custom stages based on music stored on your console. The Invaders are back, and they're watching you. The more you play, the more the game evolves!

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