TDK will be showing ‘first-glimpses’ of its upcoming games of all styles across multiple platforms and genres, including titles created with some of the biggest licenses in the industry such as the infamous and popular Shrek® , Robotech®, Mercedes Benz and Dinotopia. Platforms and gaming pods on the TDK Mediactive booth will include the Nintendo GameCube®, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, PlayStation® game console, Xbox video game system from Microsoft, in addition to the ever-popular Nintendo Game Boy® Advance and Game Boy® Color handheld systems.
Heiko tom Felde, Director of TDK Mediactive Europe, said: ”Our 2002 product lineup is the strongest and most impressive to date for our dynamically expanding business. With the acquisition of strong licenses featuring globally recognised brands and our gifted and focused development and in-house teams, TDK Mediactive is guaranteed to have a dominant presence at this year’s E3 in Los Angeles.”
He added: “Be sure to check out our booth 1446 in the South Hall as we plan to unveil a few surprises!”
The TDK Mediactive E3 2002 Lineup
A mission driven, third person action game that takes the classic mecha-filled mayhem of the animated television series and translates it into an exciting real-time 3D game. In this high-octane arcade shooter, players take on the role of an intrepid fighter pilot who must put his skills to the test in a desperate struggle to aid the Robotech Defense Force (RDF) in safeguarding the planet Earth against the evil alien forces of the Zentraedi armada. Players control the Veritech fighter, a unique mecha capable of ground-based fighting in robot form, or quickly transformable into a fast attack fighter for aerial dog fighting. Robotech: Battlecry is scheduled to launch this winter for PlayStation2, Xbox, and GameCube with Robotech: The Macross Saga releasing for Game Boy Advance.
Shrek® Super Party:
Movie-like graphics and multi-player action come to the living room in this interactive board game with 30 action-packed mini-games! Up to four players can play as Shrek, Princess Fiona, Lord Farquaad, Donkey, Monsieur Hood, or Thelonius. By advancing in the board game, swapping bugs and/or teaming-up against opponents, players will compete to earn 100 drops of bug juice and win the game. Shrek Super Party is scheduled to release on Xbox this winter 2002.
Shrek Extra Large: The ogre is back! And he’s EXTRA LARGE! Enhanced and redesigned for the GameCube demographic, the hit character-based platformer, Shrek is back and stacked with 10 levels, new and beloved twisted fairy tale characters, over 15 awesome cut scenes and action-packed gameplay! Players will explore twisted fairy tale lands and complete over 50 missions in order to rescue Princess Fiona. Scheduled to release winter 2002.
Shrek Treasure Hunt:
Tons of Shrek fun on PlayStation One! In this third-person activity based video game kids can play as Shrek through a series of mini-games. It all starts in Shrek’s swamp, where he and Princess Fiona are planning a picnic. It seems that three blind mice have borrowed Shrek’s materials and, well, misplaced them. Players will play as Shrek and complete 10 mini-games. Only when all the pieces are collected will Shrek and Princess Fiona be able to enjoy their lovely picnic. The hunt is scheduled to begin this summer.
Shrek Hassle at the Castle:
A third-person action/adventure game with a Japanese-flavoured character design. The game loosely follows the storyline of the Academy Award® winning major motion picture. Shrek embarks on a journey to save his swamp that has been overrun by fairy tale creatures. In order to regain his rightful land, Shrek must rescue Princess Fiona from the evil Dragon’s castle and return her safely to Lord Farquaad. Coming to Game Boy Advance at the end of the year, Shrek Hassle at the Castle features seven massive levels and 21 packed stages.
The Timestone Pirates: The innovative television mega-series is coming to the world of video games. Based on James Gurney’s vision of a unique civilization where dinosaurs and humans live peacefully together, Dinotopia immerses players in a colourful action-adventure. Thrust into the role of Clayton, the young hero, players will journey across land, sea and air on a quest to return stolen eggs to a fierce herd of tyrannosaurs and ultimately claim the legendary Timestone. Dinotopia: The Timestone Pirates for Game Boy Advance will be released in Europe Q4 2002.
Mercedes Benz World Racing:
A challenging driving experience with a mission based game design. At the end of each successfully completed mission, players can unlock new and vintage Mercedes-Benz cars, prototypes and racing models in this electrifying 3D racing game. The custom landscape engine allows players to experience bigger and better racing environments, even allowing them to leave the racetrack itself and drive off-road for shortcuts. The game will feature a large spectrum of complex international scenarios.. Mercedes Benz WorldRacing is due to release for the Xbox in Q4, 2002.
Pryzm 'Chapter One' : The Dark Unicorn:
In this fantasy action/adventure, a young winged unicorn, and Karrock, a tenacious old troll, go on a quest to find the cause of a plague of dark magic that has corrupted the lands and twisted the inhabitants into hideous mutants. The unlikely duo use their spectacular magical powers to defend themselves and heal the mutant enemies they encounter, gradually cleansing the lands of the plague until at last they discover its perilous source. Pryzm: The Dark Unicorn is scheduled to release on PlayStation2 this summer.
Masters of the Universe 'He-Man: Power of Grayskull':
The most powerful man on the Game Boy Advance… A hero whose courage knows no bounds and strength has no equal. He is He-Man, the most powerful man in the universe. In an epic world of magic and mystery there are battles to fight and secrets that must be kept. When Skeletor and his evil minions try to take over all of Eternia, it is up to He-Man and the Masters of the Universe to protect their land. The game features both on-foot and vehicular combat modes. Up to four players can battle in head-to-head action with link cables. Coming in 2003 to Game Boy Advance.