Advertising BlurbsBack of Jewel Case - PlayStation (UK):
- Battle against skilled rivals The world's leading team, The Bladebreakers: Tyson,
- Hear D.J. .J azzman! Feel the excitement of the Beyblade tournament as
- Customise for more power! Check out the new blade types. Customise your
- Invoke a special attack with legendary power! Activate the "Bit beast" with power! Defeat
- Feel the excitement of the battle! The virtual battlefield will certainly give you
- Battle against your friends! Challenge your friends to a battle in the
BEYBLADE LET IT RIP!Customise your Beyblade and battle against The Bladebreakers
Kai, Max, and Ray are your competitors!
D. J. Jazzman emcees the battle.
Beyblade with various parts to increase its power!
opponents with your "Special Attack"!
a realistic experience!
Contributed by UkCollector (2224) on Sep 25, 2010.
Beyblade Ships for PlayStation®
Action/Arcade Videogame Captures Excitement of Popular T.V. Series
LOS ANGELES, CA - December 5, 2002 - Crave Entertainment today announced that Beyblade, for the PlayStation® game console, shipped. Beyblade captures the excitement of the popular television series based on a traditional Japanese spinning-top game called Bei-goma, which is emerging as a sports entertainment phenomenon.
In Beyblade, players become active competitors as they use strategy to build and customize their battle equipment in pursuit of becoming the World Beyblade Champion. Each Beyblade is as unique as its owner. Players may customize the assembly of five key parts - The Bit, Attack Ring, Weight Disk, Spin Gear and Blade Base. The series airs daily on ABC Family kids' action/adventure block in the U.S. and on YTV in Canada.
"Beyblade is a rapidly growing property that is being supported with a variety of merchandising, promotional and advertising programs during the holiday season and beyond," said Ron Scott, President at Crave Entertainment. "Our game will let fans enter the world of Beyblade, become active competitors, and experience the excitement of a Beyblade tournament on a first-hand basis."
"Crave is a terrific partner for the videogame category on Beyblade. Moreover, we are enthusiastic about their contribution to our marketing and merchandising programs and we are confident that the growing number of Beyblade fans will enjoy this outstanding product," says Sid Kaufman, Executive Vice President Worldwide Licensing and Merchandising.
The game features more than ten different characters to choose from based on the anime style of the television show and the ability to battle a wide variety of AI controlled opponents as skills are mastered throughout the game. Players can defeat an opponent by knocking them out of the stadium or playing a game of "cat and mouse" with them until they no longer spin.
An intuitive control scheme allows users to quickly master the combat system. The game includes a fun tournament mode as well as the versus mode that allows players to challenge a friend. All of the action inside the Beystadium is accompanied by commentary. Hip sound effects are reminiscent of the Beyblade television show.
Through d-rights, Inc. and Corus Entertainment's Nelvana, merchandising agent, Hasbro has the rights to manufacture tops and other toys based on the Beyblade sports entertainment brand in the U.S. and various other countries. Originally Beyblade products are marketed, manufactured and distributed in Japan by Takara Co.
Corus Entertainment is a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is Canada's market leader in both specialty TV and Radio. Corus also owns Nelvana Limited, one of the world's largest international producers and distributors of children's programming and products. The company's other interests include music, television broadcasting and advertising services. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto (CJR.B) and New York (CJR) Exchanges. Corus' Web site can be found at corusentertainment.com.
About Crave Entertainment: Based in Los Angeles, California, Crave Entertainment is a privately held publisher of videogame entertainment products. The company's best-selling line-up features top brands and franchises such as Ultimate Fighting Championship and Tokyo Extreme Racer.
Crave produces games for the major console platforms including Game Boy® Advance, Nintendo GameCubeTM, the PlayStation® game console, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox(tm) video game system from Microsoft, and for the PC. For more information about Crave Entertainment, please visit http://www.cravegames.com. ###
Contributed by skl (1147) on Mar 01, 2004.