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Medabots AX titles GBA

by Thomas on March 22, 2002 @ 4:03 p.m. PST

Ubi Soft Entertainment today announced an exclusive deal with Natsume Inc. to exclusively distribute four titles based on Corus Entertainment's Nelvana's Medabots animated Series, which is currently airing in Canada on YTV, Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. and in the U.S. on Fox Kids, Saturday mornings at 10 and on ABC Family, weekdays at 8:30 a.m. The titles to be released will be Medabots AX: Metabee Version and Medabots AX: Rokusho Version on the Game Boy Advance in Summer 2002. Two additional Medabots titles (RPG) will be released in Winter 2002

UBI SOFT AND NATSUME TO BRING MEDABOTS AX TO THE ADVANCE

"Ubi Soft is delighted to be continuing our relationship with Natsume®. We think Medabots is going to be the next playground craze and with these four new games, children will be able to take on their favourite characters from the animated series" stated Emma Fifield Product Manager, Ubi Soft.

Hiro Maekawa, President & CEO of Natsume Inc. states, "Once again we are truly excited to be working with such a reputable and industry leading company as Ubi Soft. With the strength and dedication of Ubi Soft's powerful sales force we feel that Medabots will be a great success!"

Set in the near future, Medabots revolves around the super-charged battling adventures of a group of kids and their unique, high performance pet robots fuelled with artificial intelligence and a specialised arsenal of unique interchangeable weapons. Medabots compete against each other in exciting Robattles.

In this high-tech world every kid hopes the successful outcome of their playground challenges and backyard Robattles will give them the opportunity to represent their country at the World Robattle Tournament held every four years.

A Medabot (known as Medarot in Japan and Italy) is a robot that is controlled and instructed by its owner. Each Medabot consists of a frame called a Tinpet and four body parts (head, left arm, right arm and legs) that determine its function. There are more than 3,900,000 combinations of parts to create your own Medabot. They include fighting styles, effectiveness on different terrains and control.

In addition, each Medabot has a medal that controls its intelligence. Medabots compete in contests known as "Robattles". The victorious Medabot not only earns a victory, it also gets to collect a part from the loser. The Medabot franchise is hugely popular in Japan.

Medabots started life as a Game Boy™ Color title and has rapidly grown into a franchise of video games on different platforms, a variety of toys and a hit television series.

About Ubi Soft Entertainment
Ubi Soft Entertainment is a global producer, publisher and international distributor of interactive entertainment products. A leading company in the industry, Ubi Soft's strong and diversified lineup has grown considerably. As well as developing original properties, Ubi Soft has also steadfastly partnered with several high-profile companies and is dedicated to delivering consumers with quality videogame titles while offering blockbuster franchises. Founded in 1986, the company has offices in 20 countries including the United States, Canada, France, Germany and China and sells its products in a total of 52 countries. For more information about Ubi Soft, visit http://www.ubi.com or call 1-800-UBI-SOFT.

About Natsume Inc.
Natsume Inc. is a worldwide developer and publisher that specializes in unique and family-oriented interactive entertainment software for a variety of platforms, including Nintendo, Sony, Sega and Microsoft. Most known for publishing Reel Fishing and Harvest Moon, Natsume is dedicated to producing quality video games. For more information about Natsume Inc., visit http://www.natsume.com.

About Nelvana Ltd.
Corus Entertainment is a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is Canada's market leader in both specialty TV and Radio. Corus also owns Nelvana Limited, one of the world's largest international producers and distributors of children's programming and products. The company's other interests include music, television broadcasting and advertising services. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto (CJR.B) and New York (CJR) Exchanges. Corus' Web site can be found at www.corusentertainment.com.

Legal
"Medabots" is a trademark of Kodansha and is under license. Based on the computer game software "Medarot" produced by Imagineer Co., Ltd. & Natsume Co., Ltd. ©1997 Imagineer, Natsume. ©1999 NAS/Kodansha, TV Tokyo. All Rights Reserved.

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