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Robotech: Battlecry (Xbox)

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Advertising Blurbs

Press release (7th November 2002):

    GIANT MECHS TO BLAST RETAIL FOR CHRISTMAS

    "The Saga begins...™

    TDK Mediactive, a leading entertainment software publisher today announced the release dates for its highly anticipated titles to be published under the Robotech license.

    "Robotech: Battlecry" is based on one of the most successful animated series in the United States from Harmony Gold which combined giant transforming robots with compelling sci-fi narratives. Robotech the TV series was the first major exposure to Japanese animation for many in the United States and after 17 years from its first airing in 1985 continues to maintain global fan support with continued broadcast in numerous countries worldwide.

    In time for Christmas retail "Robotech: Battlecry" will be released on the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system on November 29th, the Xbox™ video game system from Microsoft on December 13th and Nintendo GameCube™ video game system in the New Year, whilst the Game Boy Advance™ will see the release of "Robotech: The Macross Saga" on November 15th.

    Barry Stearns, National Account Manager for TDK, said: "'Robotech: Battlecry' and 'Robotech: The Macross Saga' offer gamers a fast, explosive and colourful 3D action shooter in a title that captures the essence of the US cult series. Its captivating cell shaded graphics offer stylish, movie-like animation, which coupled with stunning battle scenes and a thrilling storyline will appeal to fans of the series, anime aficionados and those gamers who enjoy fast-paced shoot 'em ups."

    He added: "With original artist voiceovers, characters, soundtrack and storyline, our Robotech titles will blast their way into retail for Christmas, guaranteeing to bring the infamous Robotech universe alive for gamers and fans around the world."

    About Robotech: Battlecry

    Robotech: Battlecry, developed by Vicious Cycle, is a fast paced, third-person action shooter based on the extremely popular animated TV series. Players assume the role of a new character Jack Archer, a fighter pilot in the Robotech Defence Force. As the intense storyline unfolds, Jack battles it out with the invading Zentraedi™ alien armada utilising his versatile Veritech™ Fighter, a giant transformable mechanised robot that can convert into a high-flying jet fighter, a 40-foot tall humanoid robot, or a hybrid unit that combines elements of both. With a plot set in parallel to the original TV show, Jack encounters classic Robotech characters including, Rick Hunter, Lynn Minmei, Lisa Hayes and even old foes such as Khyron.

    The stylised, cell shaded animation game spans more than 45 missions set in city ruins, canyons, the skies above Macross City, space, foreign planets and the rings of Saturn.

    Contributed by Sciere (251673) on Mar 23, 2006.

Press release (27th May 2002):

    Robotech™: Battlecry

    Platform(s):

    Playstation®2, GameCube™, Xbox™ Genre: Action Developer: Vicious Cycle Software Inc Languages: English, French, German, Spanish Platforms / Release dates: Playstation®2 / Xbox™ – October Gamecube™ – November Age Rating: Expected 11+

    Product Intro
    In the year 1999, while the Earth was embroiled in a global war, an alien vessel entered the planet's atmosphere and crashed on an island off the coast of Alaska. Initial examination of the craft (codenamed the SDF-1, or Super Dimensional Fortress One) revealed it to be some sort of giant battle fortress constructed of a science far beyond that of Earth, called Robotechnology.

    Humans were no longer alone in the universe, and now faced the possible threat of superior alien forces. The nations of the world put aside their differences and joined together in order to share in this new technology and prepare for the planet's defense. The Robotech Defense Force, or RDF was assembled for the purpose of safeguarding the planet. Using Robotechnology, scientists created new weapons and vehicles.

    Soon after the Earth government completed its repairs of the battle fortress, the vast Zentraedi armada appeared, bent on retrieving the SDF-1 and the secrets it contained. It is now up to you to save your planet for what is left of the Zentraedi forces.

    Product Description
    Robotech: Battle Cry is a mission driven, third person action game that takes the classic mecha-filled mayhem of the animated series and translates it into an exciting Arcade style 3D shooter. With an incredible variety and mobility of the player's transformable Veritech Fighter, a vehicle that can change from a ground based, 40-foot tall humanoid robot into a high-flying jet fighter craft, the player gets taken on a ride through the Robotech Universe.

    Each transformation mode offers new movement options, special abilities, and weapons. The environments and mission objectives are designed to challenge the player's skills in each of the transformation modes, and every mission demands that the player use more than one mode to achieve their assigned objectives. In keeping with the Robotech identity, the environments, mecha, characters and overall appearance are modeled directly from the stylised look of the well-known anime series.

    Features – Single player
    • Incredible cell shaded animation style graphics
    • 15 primary missions
    • 15 Non-linear secondary missions, not necessary to complete the game but add difficulty to game-play.
    • Player can transform from humanoid mecha, or Guardian, to a jet fighter at anytime.
    • Incredible mobility allows player to fly, swim, jump, kick, slash etc.
    • Excellent storyline, keeping the essence of the series.
    Features – Multiplayer
    • Two player split screen
    • Battle Mode competition

    Contributed by Sciere (251673) on Mar 23, 2006.

Fact sheet (22nd May 2002):

    ROBOTECH: BATTLECRY

    FACT SHEET

    Publisher: TDK Mediactive

    Developer: Vicious Cycle

    Release Date: October 2002

    Platform: Xbox™

    ESRB Rating: Teen w/mild animated violence

    Genre: Arcade Style Shooter

    MSRP: TBD

    Game URL: TBD

    Short Game Description:
    Robotech: BattleCry is a mission driven, third person action game that takes the classic mecha-filled mayhem of the animated television series and translates it into an exciting real-time 3D game. In this high-octane arcade shooter, players take the role of intrepid fighter pilot Jack Archer, who must put his skills to the test in a desperate struggle to aid the Robotech Defense Force (RDF) in safeguarding the planet Earth against the evil alien forces of the Zentraedi armada. Players control the Veritech fighter, a unique mecha capable of ground-based fighting in robot form, or quickly transformable into a fast attack fighter for aerial dog fighting.

    Features:
    • Fast-paced action that pits the player against groups of enemies simultaneously
    • Introduces transformable vehicles that can change from a ground based, 40-foot tall humanoid robot into a high-flying jet fighter craft
    • 15 expansive missions with a variety of primary objectives, as well as secondary objectives that are not required to complete the game but add additional game time and re-playability
    • Three transformation modes that offer different movement options, special abilities and weapons
    • A variety of environments including rolling hills, an urban setting, the sky and outer space
    • A deathmatch mode where players can battle each other

    Contributed by Sciere (251673) on Mar 23, 2006.

Press release (12th April 2002):

    GIANT MECHS RAGE WAR ON HUMANS

    "The Saga begins..."

    TDK Mediactive and Mattel take the wraps off the long awaited Robotech™ video games


    Friday April 12, 2002/... TDK Mediactive, a leading entertainment software publisher and Mattel, Inc. the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of toy products today announced its forthcoming titles to be published under the Robotech license. "Robotech: Battlecry" will be released on the PlayStation¨2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox™ video game system from Microsoft and Nintendo GameCube™ video game systems, whilst the Game Boy Advance™ will see the release of "Robotech: The Macross Saga". All releases are planned for Q4 2002.

    Based on one of the most successful animated series in the United States, "Robotech: Battlecry" is visually spectacular, featuring the fast-paced action and sweeping drama of the popular US television show.

    Heiko tom Felde, Director of TDK Mediactive Europe said: "TDK Mediactive is delighted to have teamed up with Mattel and Harmony Gold for this exciting project. Which coupled with the developer Vicious Cycle, will capture the essence of this popular series and bring the infamous Robotech universe alive for gamers and fans around the world."

    He added: " With its captivating graphics, stunning battle scenes and thrilling storyline, 'Robotech: Battlecry' and 'Robotech: The Macross Saga' are destined to be battling high in the charts when they hit retail in Q4 2002."

    " 'Robotech' is a phenomenal brand with great potential - the games will appeal to many audiences - everyone from fans of the original TV series to core gamers to the casual consumer" said Amy Boylan, senior vice president of New Media at Mattel, Inc. "With the popularity of anime and giant mechs on the rise, 'Robotech' is poised to become one of the standout games this year."

    Contributed by Sciere (251673) on Mar 23, 2006.

Press release (11th April 2002):

    The Saga Begins ... TDK Mediactive and Mattel Take the Wraps Off the Long-Awaited `Robotech' Video Games

    Coming This Fall for PlayStation® 2, Xbox™, Nintendo GameCube™ and Game Boy® Advance

    CALABASAS, Calif. April 11, 2002 - TDK Mediactive, Inc. (OTC:TDKM), a global publisher of entertainment software, and Mattel, Inc. (NYSE:MAT), the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of toy products, are pleased to announce that "Robotech: Battlecry " for the PlayStation® 2 computer entertainment system, Xbox™ video game system from Microsoft, and the Nintendo GameCube™ video game system, as well as "Robotech: The Macross Saga" for Game Boy® Advance, will be released this fall. Based on one of the most successful animated series in the United States, "Robotech: Battlecry" is visually spectacular, featuring the fast-paced action and sweeping drama of the popular television show.

    "We are extremely pleased about our partnership with Mattel and Harmony Gold along with developer Vicious Cycle," said Vincent Bitetti, chief executive officer of TDK Mediactive. "Our upcoming games have captured the dramatic storyline, art direction and amazing battle sequences that characterize the `Robotech' universe."

    "`Robotech' is a phenomenal brand with great potential - the games will appeal to many audiences - everyone from fans of the original TV series to core gamers to the casual consumer," said Amy Boylan, senior vice president of New Media at Mattel, Inc. "With the popularity of anime and giant mechs on the rise, `Robotech' is poised to become one of the standout games this year."

    About "Robotech: Battlecry"

    A mission-driven action title, "Robotech" embodies the classic mecha-filled mayhem of the animated series. Featuring all-encompassing destruction on a giant scale, "Robotech" is a high-octane arcade shooter that captures the television show's spectacular visuals and epic storyline.

    As an intrepid fighter pilot, the player must protect cities of Earth from roving bands of a giant alien race, the Zentraedi. The player pilots the versatile Veritech Fighter, a giant transformable mechanized robot that can convert into a high-flying jet fighter, a 40-foot tall humanoid robot, and a combination of both. Each transformation mode offers new movement options, special abilities or weapons.

    To succeed in battle, the player must use more than one mode to complete their assigned objectives. In keeping with the "Robotech" identity, the environments, mecha, characters and overall appearance are modeled directly from the stylized look of the highly regarded animated series.

    Features for "Robotech: Battlecry" include:
    • Myriad of environments, including deep space and crowded cities
    • Three transformation modes, including Fighter (fighter plane), Battloid (humanoid robot) and Guardian (combination of both), each with individual strengths and weaknesses
    • Intense arcade action and awesome Cel Shaded graphics
    • Eight different arcade shooter gameplay elements, including search and destroy, guard, attrition and escort

    Contributed by Sciere (251673) on Mar 23, 2006.

Press release (2nd September 2001):

    TDK MEDIACTIVE ANNOUNCES ROBOTECH® LICENSE

    Next-Generation Games Now in Development Based on Harmony Gold's Highly Lauded Anime Series

    Thursday 17th May 2001/... TDK Mediactive, Inc. (OTC: TDKM.OB), a global publisher of entertainment software, announced today a licensing agreement with Mattel, Inc. (NYSE: MAT), the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of toy products, for Robotech®, one of the most recognised animated television series. Under the terms of the agreement, TDK, as sub licensee under Mattel's license with Harmony Gold, Inc., has been granted exclusive rights to develop and publish games featuring Harmony Gold's Robotech brand for personal computers, current and next-generation videogame and handheld systems.

    TDK Mediactive has retained the services of game developer, Vicious Cycle Software, to develop an advanced 3D game engine tailored for the Robotech series of video games. TDK will create and publish next-generation games that will appeal to the core Robotech audience and take advantage of each platform's unique abilities.

    First aired in 1985, Robotech is the popular animated television series that fuses giant transforming robots and compelling sci-fi narratives. After 16 years, Robotech retains formidable global fan support and continues to broadcast in numerous countries worldwide. TDK's first Robotech title is scheduled to ship in 2002.

    Heiko tom Felde, Director of TDK Mediactive Europe, said: "This highly popular TV series will be brought to life on the PC and console by this incredible Robotech license. We aim to capture the powerful and addictive storyline, realistic combat scenes and transform them into compelling and dynamic gameplay that will amaze and enthrall Robotech, sci-fi and gaming fans alike."

    Amy Boylan, Senior Vice President of New Media at Mattel, Inc. said: "We are extremely pleased to be working closely with a publisher of TDK's caliber and expertise in developing quality entertainment software featuring the Robotech brand."

    Contributed by Sciere (251673) on Mar 23, 2006.

www.nintendo.com – Nintendo GameCube:
    Robotech: BattleCry marks the triumphant return of the 80s cartoon series. Even newcomers to the Robotech universe will love the epic mech-warfare.

    As the World Burns

    For those of you who are dedicated followers of the cartoon series, this game takes place on Earth during the first saga, shortly after the events of Episode 28. The Zentraedi are working peacefully with humans to rebuild the obliterated planet, but the union of the two races will soon take a violent turn.

    For those of you who don't know a Zentraedi from a Zamboni machine, don't worry. The beautiful cut-scenes in Robotech: BattleCry will bring you up to speed in no time. Whether you're a fan of the series or not, you are bound to love the transforming Veritech robots and all their lovely firepower.

    Massive Mechs

    With five different Veritech models, there is plenty of mech-coolness to go around. Returning from the TV series are the VF-1A, VF-1D, VF-1J and VF-1S. There is also a new Veritech, YF-1R, that comes equipped with a gun pod and a plethora of missiles.

    Through more than 40 missions, you use the morphing powers of your high-tech robots to switch among three different forms. The Battloid form is well suited for close combat with a tight turning radius and lots of firepower. In Fighter form, you will transform into an outerspace fighter built for speed and armed with homing missiles, laser cannons, particle beams and torpedoes. A combination of the two is Guardian form, which also has a hook arm that can be used to grab certain objects.

    Soaring through a variety of locations including Alaska, Macross City, and the Rings of Saturn, you will obliterate enemies using the three Veritech modes. Battles range from urban brawls featuring buildings crumbling when hit by stray missiles, to outerspace dogfights with massive Destroyers and a flurry of explosions.

    In addition to the Story Mode, two players can battle head-to-head in Versus Mode. Players will pilot their own Veritech or hop in a female Zentraedi's power armor in eight unlockable battlefields.

    Graphics and Sound

    The cel-shading graphics style in Robotech: BattleCry captures the look and feel of the cartoon very well. The trademark circular explosions burst all over the sky, and smoke trails reveal the path of missile swarms. Each of the Veritechs is quite detailed with appropriate insignia and colors. For a sharper and clearer image, select the Progressive Scan option when playing on a TV set that supports that feature.

    Seven voice actors from the original TV show return to bring your favorite characters to life. Many actors perform double duty, playing both a returning character and one of the many new characters introduced by the game.

    Robotech: BattleCry captures the look and feel of the cartoon to a "T". If you're a fan of the series that's all you need to know, but epic battles and cool weapons will please any sci-fi fan.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (53674) on Jul 03, 2005.