Vivendi Ships Robots to Retail


ROBOTS™
,
THE VIDEO GAME BASED ON TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX’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) – 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
PlayStation®2 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

PlayStation®2 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 (PlayStation®2, 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

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 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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