Robots on shelves
3/8/2005 12:18:00 AM
A movie tie-in with a video game? That's umpossible? OK, so I'm a little jaded but if you're looking forward to catching Robots
when it opens this Friday and absolutely, positively want to get a look before it opens then you may want to check out the game which hits shelves on Tuesday. It looks like a nice mix of combat (a personal favorite), puzzle solving, and exploration. Hopefully the studio involvement will lend itself to a more enjoyable game that the Matrix games from a while back.
ROBOTSâ„¢, THE VIDEO GAME BASED ON TWENTIETH CENTURY FOXâ€™S
UPCOMING ANIMATED FEATURE FILM EVENT, SHIPS TO RETAIL
An exhilarating interactive experience from Vivendi Universal Games incorporates the best elements from the movie with quality gameplay, exploration, puzzle-solving and combat
LOS ANGELES (March 7, 2005) â€“ Vivendi Universal Games today announced Robotsâ„¢ has shipped to retail stores nationwide â€“ several days ahead of the March 11th animated feature film release from Twentieth Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios, creators of the hit feature Ice Age. The Robots game puts players in the role of the filmâ€™s hero Rodney Copperbottom, as he embarks on thrilling adventures through the living mechanical world of the Robots movie. The game is available on six platforms including Sony PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment system, the XboxÂ® video game system from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCubeâ„¢, Game BoyÂ® Advance and DS video game system and PC.
â€œWe have captured all of the fun, excitement, playful humor and visually engaging qualities of Robots in a video game that will appeal to kids and fans of the animated feature everywhere,â€ said Philip W. Oâ€™Neil, President of North America, Vivendi Universal Games. â€œOur multi-platform game will continue the excitement of what is sure to be the movie event of the Winter/Spring 2005.â€
The Robots game was developed in conjunction with Blue Sky Studios, creators of the Robots movie, to give gamers the distinct experience of playing in the filmâ€™s universe through the incorporation of unique movie assets. The action commences as players hop on a train to a mechanical metropolis of moving gears and winding parts. Along the way, they encounter an unforgettable cast of characters and battle evil bots, as they discover the many ways a robot can invent cool and unique gadgets. The world of the Robotsâ€™ is about to be taken over by an evil tyrant, and it is up to the player to save his fellow robots from a tragic destiny!
Robots is available on the Sony PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment system, the XboxÂ® video game system from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCubeâ„¢, Game BoyÂ® Advance and DS video game system and PC with an ESRB â€œEveryoneâ€ rating. The game was developed by Eurocom Entertainment Software (PlayStationÂ®2, XboxÂ®, GameCubeâ„¢ and PC) and Griptonite Games (Game BoyÂ® Advance and NintendoÂ® DualScreen). For more information, log on to http://robotsgame.com .
About The ROBOTS Film
Twentieth Century Fox and Academy AwardÂ® winning director Chris Wedge, who last joined forces on the blockbuster animated hit ICE AGE, now team to create another visually spectacular, three-dimensional world, with an all-star, award-winning cast, in ROBOTS. Beyond the scope, freshness and vibrancy of a whimsical world populated solely by mechanical beings, Wedge and his team are creating memorable robots, each with â€œhisâ€ / â€œherâ€ own distinct personality. The result is a timeless tale that pushes the boundaries of animation, while introducing characters rich with comedy and heart. ROBOTS stars the voice talent of Ewan McGregor, Halle Berry, Mel Brooks, Greg Kinnear, Drew Carey, Jim Broadbent and Amanda Bynes, among others.
About Fox Interactive
A recognized industry leader, Twentieth Century Fox Licensing and Merchandising licenses video and computer game software under the Fox Interactive banner for a variety of Fox entertainment properties worldwide, on behalf of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Twentieth Television and Fox Broadcasting Company.
About Vivendi Universal Games
Vivendi Universal Games (www.vugames.com) is a global developer, publisher and distributor of multi-platform interactive entertainment. The company is a leader in the subscription-based massively multi-player online (MMO) games category, and also holds leading positions in the PC, console and handheld games markets. Its development studios and publishing labels include Blizzard Entertainment, Sierra Entertainment and Massive Entertainment. VU Gamesâ€™ library of over 700 titles features owned intellectual properties including Warcraft, StarCraft, Diablo and World of Warcraft from Blizzard; Crash Bandicoot, Spyro The Dragon, Empire Earth, Leisure Suit Larry, Ground Control and Tribes. VU Games also maintains strategic relationships with industry leading content partners, including NBC Universal and Twentieth Century Fox.