Vivendi Universal Games has announced that ROBOTS is currently in development by Eurocom Entertainment Software for a first quarter 2005 launch to coincide with the theatrical release of the Blue Sky-produced ROBOTS film. The game will be on the PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC. Based upon Twentieth Century Fox's CG animated feature film releasing on March 11, 2005 -- directed by Academy Award-winner Chris Wedge -- the game will place players in the role of the film's hero Rodney Copperbottom.
The ROBOTS game will incorporate movie assets -- including character, graphic and animation assets. The ROBOTS' world 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. Players will hop on a train to a mechanical metropolis of moving gears and winding parts, meet an unforgettable cast of characters and battle evil machines -- discovering the many ways a robot can turn his parts into cool and unique gadgets.
"We are thrilled to partner again with the talented team at Twentieth Century Fox to extend what is sure to be a blockbuster movie event into a highly interactive and vibrant game experience for ROBOTS fans of all ages," said Philip O'Neil, president, Vivendi Universal Games. "The collaboration will result in an exciting and graphically brilliant game that integrates the best elements of this CGI-animated feature with 3D action/adventure gameplay."
"Our ROBOTS partnership with Vivendi Universal Games has been a collaborative effort from the start and we look forward to their continued commitment in creating a new standard for film licensed games," stated Peter Byrne, evp, Twentieth Century Fox Licensing and Merchandising. "They have truly captured the world of ROBOTS and this game is as visually stunning as the movie itself. It is sure to top the best-seller lists come March 2005 and beyond."
Headquartered in Los Angeles, VU Games is a global developer, publisher and distributor of interactive products for all major platforms including PCs, videogame consoles and the Internet. VU Games development studios and publishing labels include Blizzard Ent., Sierra Ent., Coktel, Fox Interactive, Knowledge Adventure and Massive Ent. Additionally, VU Games co-publishes and/or distributes titles for a number of strategic partners, including Interplay, inXile ent., Majesco and Mythic Ent.