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TDK's Lineup for the ECTS

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2001 @ 8:37 p.m. PDT

TDK Mediactive Europe, a publisher of entertainment software, announced today its exciting lineup of titles to make their European debut at this year’s ECTS at ExCel, London, Stand No.1446. Key titles make European debut for PlayStationâ2, Xbox™ and Game Boy Advance™

The lineup will include an unveiling of TDK’s first titles for Game Boy Advance™, Sony PlayStationâ2 computer entertainment system and Xbox™ video game system from Microsoft. With a plethora of licensed and original titles, including the highly anticipated Lady Sia™, No Rules™ Get Phat™ and Shrek™ and an exciting new project to be announced at ECTS, it will be an impressive event for the Luxemburg publisher.

Heiko tom Felde, Director of TDK Mediactive Europe, said: “TDK Mediactive is proud to showcase its latest rollout of titles that will offer gamers high quality, stunning graphics coupled with original storylines and compelling gameplay. As our first move into PlayStation 2, Xbox and Game Boy Advance, we see ECTS as the ideal European launch platform for our new range of gaming titles and look with anticipation to feedback from the interactive entertainment industry.”

He added: “With its newly appointed international team and commitment to great graphics and gameplay, TDK Mediactive Europe is set to surprise the gaming community with products out of the ordinary. Look out for exciting announcements to be made at this years ECTS!”


TDK Mediactive’s 2001 Titles include:

  • Lady Sia™ - Game Boy Advance™
  • No Rules™ Get Phat™ - Game Boy Advance™
  • Wendy™ : Every Witch Way™ - Game Boy™ Color
  • The Land Before Time™ : Racing Adventure - PlayStation®
  • Casper® Spirit Dimensions™ - PlayStation®2
  • PRYZM™ Chapter One: The Dark Unicorn™ - PlayStation®2
  • Shrek™ - Xbox™
  • Shrek™ - Game Boy Advance™

A brief overview of the new titles:

“Lady Sia”
Platform: Game Boy Advance
Due Date: October 2001

“Lady Sia” is set in a fantasy world inspired by Japanese anime. Lady Sia, a young, courageous warrior princess, attempts to save her beloved homeland from the cruel and heartless beastmen, the T’soas. In a perilous journey through 36 maps across four action-packed worlds, she must collect weapons and magical powers to defeat increasingly formidable foes and free prisoners as she prepares to confront her archenemy, Onimen. Along the way, Onimen’s evil minions, the Tigermen, Pelicanmen, and Waspmen keep Sia on her toes while the ferocious Foxwoman, Chameleonmen, and 27 other bizarre enemies lie in wait.

“No Rules Get Phat”
Platform: Game Boy Advance
Due Date: November 2001

One Eye Jack, a badass skate fiend and fearless leader of the No Rules posse, must stop an invasion by the Punkazz aliens of his local hangouts. To achieve his goal, he must board like a pro and bust out trix such as a double ollie, a 360, and hand plant. He must also be a dead-eye shot with his slingshot and alien slime gun and grind the rails of social irresponsibility—all in the name of preserving his lifestyle. Play One Eye Jack in five original worlds including Colbutt Mountain and the Cocoa Soul Puffies cereal factory.

“Wendy: Every Witch Way”
Platform: Game Boy Color
Due Date: October 2001

After accidentally reversing gravity, Wendy rushes to set things straight by recovering four little Moon Stones hidden in Moon Stone Castle. With her magic wand and powers of gravity-reversal, she must confront 21 different enemies through twelve standard levels, three bonus Flying Broom levels, and the final boss level. The good witch explores the standard levels on foot and takes to the air on her broomstick for the bonus levels, all the while zapping spooky enemies with her wand. She can reverse gravity and navigate upside-down in order to dodge or engage an enemy or avoid dangerous obstacles
‘WendyTM: Every Witch Way’ will feature a special world playable only on Game Boy Advance. The world will feature three exclusive levels and a secret code that can unlock full firepower throughout the entire game on both systems.

We posted some screenshots on this title a few weeks ago .. check them HERE

“The Land Before Time: Racing Adventure”
Platform: PlayStation
Due Date: September 2001

This title is an exciting 3D racing game for younger players, featuring the beloved dinosaur characters from the family favourite movie and home video series “The Land Before Time™.” Players race their favourite dinosaur characters through challenging obstacle courses and two-player tracks set in four magnificent prehistoric environments. These playful and lovable dinos gallop, jump, dodge and use ice wedges and stone slabs to slide through tricky areas, grabbing bonus points as they zoom through the course.

“Casper Spirit Dimensions”
Platform: PlayStation2
Due Date: December 2001

The most popular ghost in the world goes head-to-head with the evil Kibosh and his henchmen to defend the spirit world in this high-flying adventure game. Casper ventures through portals to strange and exciting worlds, each riddled with ghostly minions commanded by powerful bosses. Medieval castles, freaky amusement parks, forbidding old factories and a haunted pirate ship set the scene for this supernatural adventure.

“PRYZM Chapter One: The Dark Unicorn”
Platform: PlayStation2
Due Date: December 2001

Fans of fantasy-based television series and novels will love this fantastic action/adventure game. Pryzm, a bold young winged unicorn with magic powers, and Karrock, a troll-mage, embarks on a quest to find the source of an evil plague that has infested the Troll Mountains, Elfin Forest, Gnome Hills, and the Nymph Marshes, transforming the inhabitants into grotesque shadows of their former beauty. Pryzm carries Karrock on her back as they search for the source of the curse. Together, the unlikely duo use their magic spells to ward off attacks and restore to health the mutated sorcerers, warriors and monsters they encounter throughout their journey.

“Shrek”
Platform: Xbox
Due Date: Spring 2002

Every ogre needs some peace and quiet, even Shrek!
Thanks to the mixed-up spell of the evil sorcerer Merlin, Donkey is trapped in the infamous magic mirror…now it is up to our favourite green ogre to help his faithful side-kick.

Shrek sets out to face Merlin, but he will need the magic mirror’s now depleted powers of teleportation to get to Merlin’s Black Tower Fortress. In order for the mirror to slowly regain its magic, Shrek must perform good deeds across the land. Along the way, he will face some very twisted fairy tale characters that are being possessed by Merlin and his evil magic mirror.


“Shrek™ Kart (working title)”
Platform: Game Boy Advance
Due Date: Spring 2002

Details about Shrek on Game Boy Advance game will be revealed at ECTS for the first time.

About TDK Mediactive, Europe

TDK Mediactive Europe, a division of TDK Recording Media Europe S.A., is a publisher of high quality entertainment software for current and next generation videogame systems, PC/Mac and music titles on DVD Video. The Company’s games are based on original and licensed content derived from major motion pictures, video franchises, popular literature and popular culture.

In co-operation with TDK Mediactive, Inc., based in Southern California, the Company is the exclusive European Publishing partner for technology and content licenses with Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc., Microsoft Corporation, Nintendo of America, DreamWorks SKG, Mattel, Universal Studios, The Harvey Entertainment Co, R&S Trading, Signature Networks, and others.

The company’s music titles range is selected from classical recordings (TDK Collection) to Jazz (TDK Jazz collection), Rock and Pop music.

TDK Mediactive is part of TDK Corporation's global effort to expand its offerings to consumers of entertainment-oriented products. More information about TDK Mediactive and its products is available at their website.

 

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