For the past while, Taito’s main focus has been on NESiCAxLIVE content or promoting a rhythm game they’ve had out in Japan for some months now called Groove Coaster Arcade. That was based upon an iPad game which Taito arcadified with a huge screen and some unique controls.
Taito has posted this video below to Youtube for Rhythmvaders. It’s a promo video for their Groove Coaster Arcade game that has been out in Japan for some time now, however using this different name. To keep the strange part going – the website it takes you to is marketing the game entirely in English. Between the video and the website this looks like a marketing effort for an international version of Groove Coaster Arcade, just under this new title which appeals to the Space Invaders nostalgia. Taito also has posted a How-to-Play PDF which also is all in English, which I have captured as a PNG below.
Based upon this info I would like to say “confirmed” for overseas, but without some official announcement it is good to be cautious. It would also be good to find out more details. In the past ordering Taito games has been handled through their overseas e-mail account but I am not sure if they have worked things out differently this time. I have reached out to Taito for comment and will update once I get something back. I have not heard of any testing on this overseas but as we know pretty well, location tests are not used for marketing when it comes to overseas releases. Stay tuned.
Here’s a video of Groove Coaster Arcade being played (since the trailer above doesn’t show that):