LOS ANGELES (March 7, 2005) – Vivendi Universal Games today announced Robots has shipped to retail stores nationwide – 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 film'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 PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox video game system from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCube, Game Boy Advance and DS video game system and PC.
"We 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," said Philip W. O'Neil, President of North America, Vivendi Universal Games. "Our multi-platform game will continue the excitement of what is sure to be the movie event of the Winter/Spring 2005."
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 film'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 Robots' 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 PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox video game system from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCube, Game Boy Advance and DS video game system and PC with an ESRB "Everyone" rating. The game was developed by Eurocom Entertainment Software (PlayStation2, Xbox, GameCube and PC) and Griptonite Games (Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DualScreen). For more information, log on to http://robotsgame.com .
About The ROBOTS Film
Twentieth Century Fox and Academy Award 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 "his" / "her" 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
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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 Games' 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.
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