ROBOTECH: INVASION BLASTS INTO NORTH AMERICAN RETAILERS
Worldwide Anime Phenomenon Explodes on PlayStation®2 and Xbox®
New York – October 6, 2004 – Global Star Software, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO) announced today that Robotech: Invasion for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and the Xbox® videogame system from Microsoft is now available in stores across North America.
“Robotech: Invasion is the game anime fans have been waiting for,” said Christoph Hartmann, Senior Vice President of Publishing at Global Star Software. “It blends classic first person shooter gameplay with the universe that has captivated Robotech fans worldwide for nearly 20 years.”
"The Robotech license provides a great platform for creating exciting and compelling games," said Eric Peterson, President of Vicious Cycle Software. "From the beginning, we wanted to create an immersive game that was packed with characters, locales and events from the show. Fans will be able to recognize the effort that has been taken to integrate the game into the Robotech universe, while newcomers will get an intense first person shooter experience.”
Developed by Vicious Cycle, Robotech: Invasion embarks players on an original adventure that takes place during the latest timeline of Harmony Gold’s animated series, titled ‘Robotech: The New Generation.’ Players can strap on their transformable Cyclone armor and fight alongside Robotech forces in 15 single player missions, as well as with friends in head-to-head online multiplayer, with support for up to eight players on both PS2 online and Xbox Live.
Here’s what the press is saying about Robotech: Invasion:
“[Robotech: Invasion] captures just the right balance of action and story that made the original Robotech seem so fresh and different in 1985.” – Newtype USA
“...a no-brainer for anime fans.” – PSM
“...the character models look great, the mission structure and integrated story are well-directed, there’s a great sense of expanse and adventure, and Jesper Kyd does an amazing job on the soundtrack.” – Play
Robotech: Invasion is rated ‘T’ for Teen and is available now for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system and Xbox® videogame system from Microsoft, each at a suggested retail price of $39.99. For more information on Robotech: Invasion please visit www.globalstarsoftware.com.
About Take-Two Interactive Software
Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is an integrated global developer, marketer, distributor and publisher of interactive entertainment software games and accessories for the PC, PlayStation® game console, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Xbox®, Nintendo GameCube™ and Game Boy® Advance. The Company publishes and develops products through its wholly owned labels Rockstar Games and Global Star Software; and distributes products in North America through its Jack of All Games subsidiary. Take-Two also manufactures and markets video game accessories in Europe, North America and the Asia Pacific region through its Joytech subsidiary. The Company maintains sales and marketing offices in Cincinnati, New York, Toronto, London, Paris, Munich, Madrid, Vienna, Milan, Sydney, Breda (Netherlands) and Auckland. Take-Two’s common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol TTWO. For more corporate and product information please visit our website at www.take2games.com.
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About Harmony Gold
“Working in Harmony to make Gold.” Since its inception in 1983, Harmony Gold has been active in the production, acquisition and distribution of quality international film, television, video, and DVD programming. Recognized among its productions of some of the industry’s classic and history-making television programs, ROBOTECH has become Harmony Gold's flagship franchise and has been sold in every major international market. Worldwide licensing and merchandising of ROBOTECH has produced a wide array of top sellers, including DVDs, video games, toys, comic books, novels, music soundtracks, apparel and trading cards, culminating in the broadcast launch of the newly remastered version of ROBOTECH on the Anime Network. Look for information on these as well as upcoming Robotech features on www.robotech.com and www.harmonygold.com.