Square Enix, a game publishing firm designed a special iPad cabinet dubbed “iNvadercade” that turns the Apple’s iPad into an arcade machine.
The Invadercade comes with a button and joystick made especially for playing the iPad version of the classic title Space Invaders, and has its own stereo sound system built into the case along with a headphone jack.
The case allows for the iPad to be charged inside the cabinet. It can also be used to watch videos while stored in the arcade shell.
Based on the device’s official web site the Invadercade will be sold in the UK later this year for £150.
It will also made available for sale in Japan, France and Germany. However the company has no word if the Invadercade will be invading the United States any time soon.
Square Enix has also released a video embedded below that shows the Invadercade in action.
The video is a nice little 1980’s parody about how such a device might be marketed and sold to the public 30 years ago.