TransGaming Inc. has announced a collaboration with TAITO Corporation of Japan that will bring the romance and nostalgia of classic arcade gaming to TransGaming’s on-demand interactive entertainment platform for Smart TV, GameTree TV™.
GameTree TV will feature six TAITO games including:
- Bubble Bobble™ (one of my personal favourites)
- Crazy Balloon™
- Elevator Action™
- Lunar Rescue™
- New Zealand Story™
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.”