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TransGaming Taps Gamer Nostalgia With Vintage Arcade Favorites From TAITOGameTree TV(TM) to Bring Industry's Largest Selection of Video Game Classics to the Living Room - No Quarters Required (November 15, 2011)
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 11/15/11 -- TransGaming Inc. (TSX VENTURE:TNG), the global leader in the multiplatform deployment of interactive entertainment, today announced a collaboration with TAITO Corporation of Japan that will bring the romance and nostalgia of classic arcade gaming to TransGaming's GameTree TV(TM), the premier on-demand interactive entertainment platform for Smart TV.
GameTree TV will feature six TAITO games including Bubble Bobble(TM), Crazy Balloon(TM), Elevator Action(TM), Lunar Rescue(TM), New Zealand Story(TM), and QIX(TM). Additional arcade classics will follow, giving GameTree TV the most complete catalog of vintage games to be found anywhere on Smart TV. GameTree TV already features over 50 titles, representing some of the biggest video game franchises in the world. The addition of these TAITO arcade classics makes the GameTree TV catalog the most compelling of any Smart TV portfolio in the world.
"These games are not just vintage-they're classics," remarked Vikas Gupta, CEO & President of TransGaming. "Decades after their release, people still love to play them. They delight not only adults who grew up with them in the arcade, but younger players encountering them for the first time. That makes them a perfect fit for GameTree TV, which we've designed and developed to appeal to a broad family demographic. We expect these titles to further accelerate GameTree TV usage and to drive ARPU even higher. The addition of arcade classic titles from TAITO reinforces GameTree TV's leadership position."
"GameTree TV is leading a fundamental shift towards gaming on Smart TV in the connected living room," said Akihito Shoji, TAITO's Senior Vice President of Content, "TAITO has always played a central role in the video game revolution and now we're bringing our classic catalog to a new generation of gamers with the latest cloud-based technology. Through GameTree TV, parents around the world will soon have a chance to share with their children the games they played and loved in the arcade."
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, 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(TM) (BUST-A-MOVE(TM)) and ARKANOID(TM). 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 http://www.taito.com/.
About TransGaming Inc.,
TransGaming, Inc. (TSX VENTURE:TNG), is the global leader in the multiplatform deployment of interactive entertainment. TransGaming works with the industry's leading developers and publishers to enable and distribute games for Smart TV set-top boxes, Mac computers, and Linux/CE platforms. TransGaming is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with offices in Ottawa and Atlanta. To learn more about TransGaming visit www.transgaming.com.
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