During E3, we met with Taito who revealed a number of their future App Store plans. One of them was a major update to Space Invaders Infinity Gene which adds a new side-scrolling play mode and a new playable ship:

Space Invaders Infinity Gene is getting a huge update, with both free and paid components. Everyone who owns the game will get access to a new ship, and the ability to turn the game sideways to shift the perspective in to a horizontal shooter. In-app purchases will be available to unlock different themes for the game.

A new trailer shows off the new side-scrolling view:


Also included will be DLC theme packs Darius, Metal Black, and Night Striker. Check the video for a peek.

  • Seishu

    Any ideas on when this update will be released?

  • Seishu

    Any ideas on when this update will be released?

  • Dev

    Wow, this looked soooo cool until I saw the price :-(

    • Vomica

      The price is nothing for one of the best games avalible for the iphone it has so much replayability, with music stages all the diffrent ships, a multitude of extra levels, and with this upgrade we will get even more awesome stuffs.

      Almost the music stages in is own is worth the whole 4.99 of replayability. fantastic game at a fantastic price.

    • Wabaam

      Right, because five entire dollars is ludicrously expensive.

  • Dev

    Wow, this looked soooo cool until I saw the price :-(

    • Vomica

      The price is nothing for one of the best games avalible for the iphone it has so much replayability, with music stages all the diffrent ships, a multitude of extra levels, and with this upgrade we will get even more awesome stuffs.

      Almost the music stages in is own is worth the whole 4.99 of replayability. fantastic game at a fantastic price.

    • Wabaam

      Right, because five entire dollars is ludicrously expensive.

  • Pete Jones

    Now that's an update.

  • Pete Jones

    Now that's an update.

  • spacecowgoesmoo

    New ships look cool, though I am not too interested in the side scrolling view. Just take the current version and turn your iPhone sideways, there you go. I actually played a bunch of levels this way back when it first came out, it works pretty well :)

  • spacecowgoesmoo

    New ships look cool, though I am not too interested in the side scrolling view. Just take the current version and turn your iPhone sideways, there you go. I actually played a bunch of levels this way back when it first came out, it works pretty well :)

  • teh_er1k

    man! this trailer is kind of a mindf***. well, nothing for me - oldschool should be played oldschool.

  • teh_er1k

    man! this trailer is kind of a mindf***. well, nothing for me - oldschool should be played oldschool.

  • http://www.metroccolis.com Silent Rocco

    Most of the side-scrolling part looks like just turning the current game to landscape mode. But the new ships and enemies make it worth, I hope...

  • http://www.metroccolis.com Silent Rocco

    Most of the side-scrolling part looks like just turning the current game to landscape mode. But the new ships and enemies make it worth, I hope...

  • PPhimself

    Can anyone explain me whats the difference from just holding your device sideways? maybe i'm dumb ^^

    • MrMuesli

      I was wondering the same...

    • jimmie

      your ship looks sideways :)

  • PPhimself

    Can anyone explain me whats the difference from just holding your device sideways? maybe i'm dumb ^^

    • MrMuesli

      I was wondering the same...

    • jimmie

      your ship looks sideways :)

  • Will090

    Oh yes.

  • Will090

    Oh yes.

  • http://strangera.com/ Strangera

    NICEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! Can't wait! The game is super awesome, and this is just going to make it... more awesome!

  • http://strangera.com/ Strangera

    NICEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! Can't wait! The game is super awesome, and this is just going to make it... more awesome!

  • noah

    Now THAT'S how to make a trailer!

  • noah

    Now THAT'S how to make a trailer!

  • FurryKing

    $5 for the original game is not expensive, at all. And the only thing that's paid DLC are the themes from the other Taito games. Hell, the info was right on this very site.

    "Space Invaders Infinity Gene is getting a huge update, with both free and paid components. Everyone who owns the game will get access to a new ship, and the ability to turn the game sideways to shift the perspective in to a horizontal shooter. In-app purchases will be available to unlock different themes for the game.

    These themes include Darius, Metal Black, and Night Striker. Each theme comes with their own unique ships, bosses, and remixed music that any fans of the original games should instantly recognize. Taito hopes the update will land on the App Store sometime next month. "

  • FurryKing

    $5 for the original game is not expensive, at all. And the only thing that's paid DLC are the themes from the other Taito games. Hell, the info was right on this very site.

    "Space Invaders Infinity Gene is getting a huge update, with both free and paid components. Everyone who owns the game will get access to a new ship, and the ability to turn the game sideways to shift the perspective in to a horizontal shooter. In-app purchases will be available to unlock different themes for the game.

    These themes include Darius, Metal Black, and Night Striker. Each theme comes with their own unique ships, bosses, and remixed music that any fans of the original games should instantly recognize. Taito hopes the update will land on the App Store sometime next month. "

  • juicy

    been waiting for a price drop, guess thats not happening. Oh well I'll take an update, which adds value to the game over a price drop. Buy this whenever the update drops.

  • juicy

    been waiting for a price drop, guess thats not happening. Oh well I'll take an update, which adds value to the game over a price drop. Buy this whenever the update drops.