si_infinity_gene_6News of Taito's upcoming Space Invaders remake to the iPhone seemed to generate a lot of interest. The new game is described as an evolution of the Space Invaders original:

Evolution is the primary concept behind SPACE INVADERS INFINITY GENE. The game evolves as you play it, gradually shifting and transforming from the classic game we're all familiar with to something fresh and new.

As the player progresses through the game, shooting down enemies, collecting points, and passing in-game milestones, he or she will be greeted with [the Evolution screen]. This signals that the game has transformed in some way. A new special ability, weapon, subsystem, etc., has evolved and is available for use.

Taito has just posted the first video of the game being played on the iPhone. The previous video we saw was from the Japanese mobile edition, but the iPhone version is said to be considerably more polished and expanded:

  • Flopsy

    Wow. This looks hella cool. I love all the varieties of Space Invaders they're offering and the video really demonstrated the potential this game might have.

  • EightFlyingCars

    Relative-to-finger controls so the ship isn't squatting under your fingertip all the time?

    YES.

  • Cdammen

    HOT SHIT!

  • Flopsy

    Wow. This looks hella cool. I love all the varieties of Space Invaders they're offering and the video really demonstrated the potential this game might have.

  • EightFlyingCars

    Relative-to-finger controls so the ship isn't squatting under your fingertip all the time?

    YES.

  • Cdammen

    HOT SHIT!

  • Brinkman

    looks epic!

  • Brinkman

    looks epic!

  • PeterM11

    I'm officially wanting this now.
    Wonder how much it'll be though since the original version they brought was $5

  • PeterM11

    I'm officially wanting this now.
    Wonder how much it'll be though since the original version they brought was $5

  • richmlow

    This is retro, done right! This is a definite buy for me!

  • richmlow

    This is retro, done right! This is a definite buy for me!

  • http://www.frapstr.com/ Mindfield

    Got dayum! And here I thought Taito were out of ideas a in the 90s when they re-re-re-released their last Space Invaders upgrade that didn't really add much. This one looks like shmup heaven.

  • http://www.frapstr.com/ Mindfield

    Got dayum! And here I thought Taito were out of ideas a in the 90s when they re-re-re-released their last Space Invaders upgrade that didn't really add much. This one looks like shmup heaven.

  • http://www.yourpersonalrobot.com your personal robot

    Looks perfectly ported, with a ship ABOVE your finger. GREAT!
    Instant purchase! Bring it on.

  • http://www.yourpersonalrobot.com your personal robot

    Looks perfectly ported, with a ship ABOVE your finger. GREAT!
    Instant purchase! Bring it on.

  • sev

    Awesome!! along the lines of Kento Cho games. I play those daily on my linux box. Can't wait for it to come out.

  • sev

    Awesome!! along the lines of Kento Cho games. I play those daily on my linux box. Can't wait for it to come out.

  • http://www.valkyriestudio.net/ ValkyrieStudio

    Never mind my comments last night expressing concern over the controls - looks like they won't be an issue, and this looks fantastic. Can't wait!

  • http://www.valkyriestudio.net/ ValkyrieStudio

    Never mind my comments last night expressing concern over the controls - looks like they won't be an issue, and this looks fantastic. Can't wait!

  • http://hgrenade.com h.grenade

    nice! SI Extreme on XBox LIVE looked amazing but was very boring to play... everything happened so slowly, but this looks fast + fun.

  • http://hgrenade.com h.grenade

    nice! SI Extreme on XBox LIVE looked amazing but was very boring to play... everything happened so slowly, but this looks fast + fun.

  • acidbottle

    argh!! hurry up already :D

  • acidbottle

    argh!! hurry up already :D