Taito and Microids together to relaunch two historic franchises, here is the official announcement

With a surprise announcement, the French developers of Microids have announced a new partnership with Taito, the famous Japanese software house at the origins of the industry itself, for the development of two games based on its historic intellectual properties.

As can be seen from the official statement of Microids, the two games are already in the development phase and, according to the studio’s plans, will be launched on the market in the course of 2022. St├ęphane Longeard, CEO of Microids, said: “The international development strategy is going strong and we are proud to collaborate with Taito. We are delighted that the Japanese giant has fully entrusted us with the development of these titles. We are looking forward to unveiling the two projects we are working on and we are firmly convinced that they will surprise many people! “.

Even the president of Taito, Katsuhiko Iwaki, commented on the deal: “We have full confidence in Microids’ ability to revive two of our historic licenses through the games that will arrive in the coming months. Gamers will be surprised to see these titles on modern consoles. “. At the moment, therefore, it is not known which of the historic franchises will return to gamers’ living rooms but from Space Invaders to Puzzle Bobble Taito’s portfolio is studded with successes. All that remains is to wait to find out more.

A few months ago the Japanese company announced the arrival of a new mini-cabinet, the Egret Mini II, which will be available (at least in Japan) starting from March 2, 2022.