LOS ANGELES – THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 2021 – Indie game developer Galaxy Pest Control today announced that it has launched Robotech: The Macross Saga HD Edition for the Nintendo SwitchTM. Based on the popular 1980’s Robotech anime SciFi series, the gameplay centers on piloting Veritech fighters against the evil Zentradi and closely follows the storyline of Season 1 - the first invasion. This retro single-player and local two-player co-op side-scrolling shoot’em-up is available starting this week on the Nintendo Switch store for $9.99 USD.
Robotech: The Macross Saga HD Edition is a remaster of the 2002 Nintendo Game Boy Advance title, which was developed by Lucky Chicken Games and published by TDK Mediactive. The HD remaster shines with all-new 3D models, dynamic lighting, enhanced effects, and high-resolution backgrounds – every asset has been refined. The game’s audio is sweetened with the original soundtrack from the TV series. Several members of the GPC Games team worked on the original GBA game, ensuring that all the fast-paced side-scrolling and isometric missions, multiple battle modes, and your favorite Macross Saga characters like Rick Hunter and Roy Fokker are restored.
“It’s been great to be able to rekindle a long-standing childhood love by revisiting Robotech: The Macross Saga and implementing massive visual and audio updates for a new era of players on the Nintendo Switch,” said Matt Saia, creative director at GPC Games.
● Single Player and local 2-Player co-op mech shooter action
● Ten Missions with two distinct styles of gameplay – A combination of classic side- scrolling Veritech (transformable mecha) shooter action and isometric “Destroid” (non- transformable tank mecha) missions.
● Three Dynamic Fighting Styles – Players pilot the Veritech, switching between Fighter, Guardian, and Battloid modes at the press of a button. Traits such as Power, Strength, Speed, and Stamina play a part in the battle strategy.
● Five Playable Characters and Five Unlockable Characters – Choose from several fan favorites including Max Sterling, Miriya Parina Sterling, Rick Hunter, Ben Dixon, and Roy Fokker.
● Playing with Power – Powerful Pick-ups range from laser shots to multi-fire and even support fighters straight out of the series.
● Multi-stage Boss Battles – Classic enemies from the TV series will challenge even the most agile player.
● Reimagined HD Graphics – The HD Edition features new 3D models, dynamic lighting, enhanced effects, and high-definition backgrounds.
● New Soundtrack – Blast away to sweet sound effects and songs from the original TV series.
Robotech: The Macross Saga HD Edition is available today on the Nintendo Switch e-shop for a suggested retail price of $9.99 USD. For additional information, please visit www.gpcgames.com.
Robotech is a science fiction franchise first Introduced to the United States as an 85-episode anime series by Harmony Gold USA and Taksunoko Production in 1985. It is based on three original, similar but distinct Japanese anime TV series, and was the first animated series that tried to retain much of the source content complexity. In this universe, Robotechnology refers to scientific advancements discovered in a crashed alien spacecraft in the South Pacific. With this technology, Earth developed giant mechanical robots or “mecha”, some of which can transform, to fight off three alien invasions. Robotech has been adapted for film, television, video games, card and role-playing games, comics, books, and toys.
About Galaxy Pest Control (GPC) Games
Founded in 2010 and based in Malibu, California, GPC Games is an independent game development and work-for-hire studio comprised of industry veterans. The team has created games across mobile, console, VR, and PC, including Q*Bert Rebooted, Swamp People, and Cabela’s Big Game Hunter. GPC’s current game, The Feud: Wild West Tactics, an original turn- based tactical shoot-out is now available on Steam.
Editors’ Note: Switch codes are available to qualified press and content creators upon request.
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The Robotech Convention Tour makes its annual stop at the legendary San Diego Comic-Con with a panel on Thursday July 21, 2022 at 8:00 p.m.
Join your fellow fans for a special panel at Anime Expo 2022 on July 4th at 12:00 noon in Room 404AB!
The Robotech Convention Tour arrives at Fan Expo Dallas on June 17 to 19, 2022!
The Robotech Convention Tour makes its first ever stop at Infinity Con in Tallahassee, Florida on June 4 to 5, 2022. Updated with panel schedule!
Udon’s Robotech Visual Archive Books for Southern Cross and Genesis Climber Mospeada are now in stock and shipping!
Features rarely-seen pre-production art uncovered from vaults, and English translations of Japanese pre-production captions, for even hardcore anime fans to enjoy!
Strange Machine Games is bringing the next chapter of the Robotech RPG, with Homefront! Spanning 275 pages, Homefront will cover the Robotech Masters and the New Generation sagas! Coming July 2022, order your copy now through Kickstarter!
Funimation’s Robotech Blu-Ray Collector’s Edition is now available and shipping, exclusively from Funimation.com! This limited edition features a new true HD transfer and remaster from film, a limited edition Skull Leader 1/100 scale figure, military style patches and 7 hours of special features!
It’s time to suit up! All 85 episodes of Robotech will be streaming August 24 on Funimation.
Not only that, Robotech II: The Sentinels and Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles are also coming to Funimation on the 24th!
San Diego Comic Con has gone online for 2021 as SDCC@Home!
Harmony Gold’s Robotech panel will be at Sunday July 25th at 2PM Pacific on SDCC’s Youtube channel
Robotech Fans! Udon is thrilled to add 3 brand new tees to their SDCC 2021 lineup! Shop the UDON Store & grab your favorite Robotech tees, books, & collectibles today!
San Diego Comic Con 2021 might be virtual this year, but that won’t stop Toynami from bringing exclusives! This 1/100 scale battle-damaged Battlecy edition VF-1J comes with a Rick Hunter action figure and is limited to 1000 units! Order now from Toynami’s online store!
Choose a Faction and vie for the future of Earth. Only one Faction will gain complete control and the stakes could never be higher!
PREORDER DISCOUNT PRICE $35, RETAIL WILL BE $45
The space opera anime epic of humans defending their homeworld against alien domination is set to return for a new generation of audiences as Funimation brings the franchise to its service later this fall. The Robotech home entertainment collector’s edition, available exclusively on Funimation Shop, contains all 85 episodes of the series, all remastered for the first time on Blu-ray.
New from MEPToys! Invid Scouts and Invid Shocktroopers in 1/48 scale to match Toynami’s Masterpiece Alpha Fighters! Preorder now, shipping in December 2021!
GET READY: Official Robotech collectibles are coming to the WAX Blockchain! Starting May 20th at 1 pm EST, two brand-new WAXPacks featuring a wide range of stunning NFTs including the best moments of the show will be released. Free Robotech NFT stickers available on Atomic Hub and exclusives available through the beta test, check inside for more details!
UPDATE: NOW LIVE!
BIG WEST CO. LTD., STUDIO NUE, INC. and HARMONY GOLD U.S.A. ANNOUNCE EXPANSIVE AGREEMENT FOR THE FUTURE OF MACROSS AND ROBOTECH WORLDWIDE!
April 9, 2021 - Tokyo, Japan & Los Angeles, California - Landmark agreement between the anime companies will allow immediate international distribution of most Macross television sequels and films, while affirming Harmony Gold’s rights to the Robotech franchise. Both companies will cooperate on the international distribution of future Macross and Robotech projects post 2021.
The Retro 1/100 versions of Toynami’s VF-1S Roy and VF-1J Hikaru are now shipping! Max, Milia and VF-1A are now available for ordering and will ship in 1 week!
A Twitch series starting Monday, March 29th about Robotech’s fandom & its impact on pop culture.
GPC Games & LCG Entertainment Remaster Classic Side-Scrolling Shoot’Em-Up Action Based on 1980’s Animated TV Show in HD!
“You don’t need to have seasonal affective disorder to be depressed this holiday season. There’s plenty to be bummed out about, first and foremost that most of us won’t be able to spend time with our friends and family thanks to the pandemic, but then there’s also [gestures at everything]. It sucks, but most Christmas specials refuse to admit the holidays can be anything but a time of hope, cheer, and goodwill. Not Robotech.”
R.I.P. Chris Meadows (aka. Robotech Master), we got the news that he died around 2:00 AM yesterday from cardiac arrrest after a traffic accident. Chris was an early Robotech podcaster who hosted the Space Station Liberty podcast and was well known in several 80’s fandom circles. To the stars, old friend…
A Unique Event In Indianapolis For Fans Of Voltron and Robotech To Take Place On October 24-25, 2020. VoltCon! is a celebration of Voltron: Defender of the Universe! It is also a weekend-long tribute to Robotech and other robot-related animated series, toys and collectibles.
Fans will have a the opportunity to experience the Robotech panel in person or online.
Attention Macross and Genesis Climber Mospeada fans! Now you can pick a base and join the fight against the Zentradi and Inbit! UN Spacy, Mars Base & Jupiter Base Deluxe pins are available now! Originally planned for NYCC, these deluxe two-inch pins feature shimmering glitter hard enamel for a jewel-like finish!
New from KitzConcept! KitzConcept presents the realistic 1/72 scale VF-1J Vermillion One! Shipping October, preorder available now!
The Chinese edition of the Robotech Visual Archive: Macross Saga is now available for preorder from D-Man!
Play Robotech: The Macross Saga game on your very own mini arcade console, now back in stock and available for only $40!
In honor of its 35th anniversary, stream a #Robotech marathon for free 7/25–7/28 on Pluto.TV’s Anime-All-Day channel (Ch. 675)!
7/26: Original Japanese version will air in its entirety with English subtitles
7/27: Original US English dubbed broadcast will air in its entirety
7/28 at 8 PM ET, watch a brand new #Robotech panel discussion featuring the main cast members from the English-language series, featuring Rebecca Forstadt, Tony Oliver, Melanie MacQueen and Dan Woren!
UPDATE: 7/28 at 9 PM ET, watch Robotech: the Shadow Chronicles!
ALL ONLINE FOR FREE at https://pluto.tv/live-tv/anime-all-day
San Diego Comic Con has gone online for 2020 as SDCC@Home! Harmony Gold’s Robotech panel will be at Sunday July 26th at 2PM Pacific on SDCC’s Youtube channel. The best part is that there are no lines this year!
San Diego Comic Con 2020 has gone online… as Comic-Con @Home! To celebrate, Udon Entertainment has SDCC@Home exclusive Robotech pins available now! The Ben Dixon VF-1A, Jack Archer VF-1R and Minmei Doll pins are in limited supply and available now through Udon Entertainment’s website!
Immerse yourself in the classic Robotech comics! From June 17 the original Robotech comics from fan-favorite creators Carl Macek, Jack Herman, Mike Leeke and Neil Vokes will be available as single digital issues! Pre-order yours today!
Introducing Robotech Veritech fighter pins by Udon Entertainment!
Available now, with a limited edition Max VF-1A version and a VF-1D version that’s only available with the set!
Titan Comics is having a sale on digital Robotech comics from now until June 16th! Get up to 2/3 off and complete your collection!
Filmrise and Redbox have teamed up to feature Robotech: The Original Broadcast Version on Redbox’s new free streaming service!
Robotech fans stuck in quarantine, fear not! You can still get the Robotech Remix trade paperback through mail and digital services! Available to order now!
New from Toynami! 1/100 scale retro-styled Macross Veritechs are now on preorder! Coming Q4 2020!
Den of Geek: The newest Robotech comic, Robotech Remix, has completely changed the timeline but writer Brenden Fletcher explains why that’s a good thing.
Calibre Wings presents 1/72 Diecast Veritech Models of Max and Miriya’s VF-1J’s! Available now!
Introducing Meptoys, a licensee dedicated to limited runs of villains and supporting characters! Their first Robotech figure features Breetai, and the first 200 preorders will come with an unpainted Zentraedi Flagship figure!
Robotech Remix #2.3 is out in comic stores and online!
Coming June 2020! The Minmei Cheongsam figure includes 6 interchangeable faces, noddle bowl, and includes a preorder bonus: an enchanced hair accessory for the original 6 inch Minmei figure!
New from Icon Factory! 1/42 scale Polystone statues of Rick and Roy’s Veritechs! Standing over 14 inches tall, you can preorder them now for Q3 2020 delivery!
Dan Woren, the voice of Roy Fokker, stopped by the Toynami offices to check out the upcoming Skull Leader flight jacket by EEPMON!
Licensed through Kew Media Distribution, Robotech: The Series, Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles and Robotech 2: The Sentinels will join the Funimation catalog. The titles will arrive as part of an expansive agreement that includes all rights to the franchise, including home entertainment and merchandising opportunities.
Robotech Remix is out now in comic stores and online! Check out our new Robotech Remix trailer, reviews and gallery!
Trade paperbacks of the new Robotech issues #9-16 and classic Robotech and Sentinels are now here!
Coming this December from Strange Machine Games! The all new Robotech: The Macross Saga RPG will feature over 260 full color pages, 150 brand new images and more!
Special offer for customers who backed the RPG Tactics Kickstarter Wave 2!
Message from writer Bryan Young!
Robotech #24 is out today online and in comic shops! This is the final issue in Simon Furman’s run of the Robotech comics, the story continues with Robotech Remix in October!
The voice of Zentraedi spy Rico in Robotech has passed away
KitzConcept’s long-awaited 1/72 Veritech Skull Leader and Fastpack armor are now in stock and shipping from Robotech.com!
Brenden Fletcher, the writer for the upcoming Robotech Remix comic series, gives an interview with Den of Geek where he talks about his love of Robotech and his ideas for where to take the saga
Toynami presents the latest line in their blind box series! New Generation Figures include Scott and Rand’s Cyclone armor, Scott’s blue Alpha Fighter, Lancer’s green Alpha Fighter and Rook’s red Alpha Fighter!
Preorder available now!
Brand new Max Sterling and Miriya F-14 Tomcats from Calibre Wings are now here!
A new Robotech saga starts now! Robotech is reborn from the ashes of Event Horizon! New writer Brenden Fletcher (Motorcrush, Isola) and artist Elmer Damaso (Robotech/Voltron, Marvel Mangaverse) boot up Robotech: Remix, an all-new series that will take beloved characters and iconic mecha to places fans have never seen before.
The Southern Cross is finally here as a table-top card game from Solar Flare Games!
Harmony Gold’s deal with Tatsunoko to continue making Robotech and more will continue for years to come.
Den of Geek’s Shamus Kelly interviews Harmony Gold’s Tommy Yune, Steve Yun and Kevin McKeever to discuss the future of the Robotech franchise and the renewed cooperation between Tatsunoko and Harmony Gold
Anime News Network at Anime Expo: Harmony Gold Renews License to 1st Macross, Southern Cross, Mospeada Anime Series
ANN’s Egan Loo reports from Harmony Gold’s panel at Anime Expo: Harmony Gold U.S.A. Inc. reported at its Anime Expo panel on Friday that it has renewed and extended its licensing agreements with Tatsunoko Production for The Super Dimension Fortress Macross, The Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross, and Genesis Climber Mospeada anime series “well into the future.”
The new series 2 Robotech retro-style action figure assortments are coming at the end of summer!
SyfyWire’s Editor in Chief Adam Swiderski has a podcast episode diving into what made Robotech a mindblowing new show in the 80’s animation landscape
In collaboration with artist EEPMON, Toynami is introducing Robotech Flight Jackets! Limited 300 units worldwide, preorder now at ToynamiShop.com!
New from Calibre Wings! The VF-1 Valkyrie is an amazing die-cast metal model based off the Macross VF-1 Valkyrie. Set in 1:72 scale this high end non-transformable collectible comes equipped with a standing and sitting pilot.
Preorder available now, shipping Q3 2019!
Super Deformed Morphers are coming back! Available in single blind boxes or packs of 15 units!
HOLLYWOOD REPORTER: ‘Batgirl’ Writer Brenden Fletcher Joining ‘Robotech’ Comic Franchise! The Robotech Free Comic Book Day issue will be released May 4!
Featuring the new 1/12 scale 6 inch Minmei Collectible Figure from KitzConcept! Comes with multiple faces, hands, microphone and Minmei Doll, in stock and shipping now!
Join your fellow fans for the latest developments in the Robotech universe, from awesome new products to the new partnership with Funimation/Crunchyroll on Sunday April 3rd @ 11:30 A.M. in panel Room North 200B!
SDCC Special Edition, a mini event is happening this weekend! The Comic-Con Special Edition #Robotech Panel will take place this Friday (11/26) At 6:30 p.m.
UPDATE: HUMBLE BUNDLE ENDS OCT 1 AT 11AM PST!
Humble Bundle has teamed up with Titan Comics for their newest bundle! Get comics and ebooks including Robotech, Sherlock (starring Benedict Cumberbatch), Penny Dreadful, Blade Runner, and Star Trek. Plus, your purchase will support Comicbooks for Kids!
The Robotech Convention Tour will be at Fan X 2021 in Salt Lake City, Utah this weekend (September 16-18)! Come see the latest Robotech stuff, find out about the all-new Blu-Ray release, and see the latest news on the partnership with Funimation!
The Robotech Convention Tour makes its annual stop at Nan Desu Kan in Denver, Colorado to update fans on the all latest Robotech news this Labor Day Weekend!
WonderCon has gone online for 2021 as WonderCon @Home! Harmony Gold’s Robotech panel will be at Saturday March 27th at 12PM Pacific on WonderCon’s Youtube channel.
The Robotech Store is prices for the 2020 Holiday Sale! Get savings on Robotech gifts for you and your family from the comfort of your pajamas!
The Robotech Store will be dropping prices starting this Friday for the 2020 Holiday Sale! Get savings on Robotech gifts for you and your family from the comfort of your pajamas!
We are excited to unveil the first UDON X ROBOTECH pins featuring the popular characters from the Super Dimension Cavalry! Collect all the ROBOTECH – SOUTHERN CROSS HELMET LUCKY DRAW PINS* – including Dana Sterling (aka Jeanne Fránçaix in Japan), Marie Angel, Lana Isavia, Charles De L’Étoile, and Bowie Grant (Emerson in Japan). Also look for the hidden chaser character! Can you collect all six?!
We hope you and your family have a happy Thanksgiving!
See you on Friday for our holiday sale!
From the classic Japanese anime series Genesis Climber MOSPEADA comes two exclusive collectible figures: Ray and Stick Bernard. Both figures are brought to you in an adorable 8” collectible vinyl figure!
Harmony Gold’s Creative Director Tommy Yune and Robotech artist Lee Kohse will be at GamaCon in Mexicali, Mexico this weekend!
It’s our Fall clearance sale! From now till November 1st, enjoy up to 33% off dozens of items from the Robotech.com Store!
Titan Comics and Udon Entertainment are at New York Comic Con this weekend, and they’ve giving away exclusive Robotech pins! Also visit new Robotech comics writer Brendan Fletcher at Titan’s booth!
The 2019 Robotech Convention Tour makes its annual stop at Nan Desu Kan in Denver, Colorado to update fans on the all latest Robotech projects this Saturday!
Event Horizon (3 of 4)! Robotech’s epic event approaches its climax, as classic characters clash and fall! With an extra story by Brenden Fletcher (Isola, Motorcrush) and artist Sarah Stone (Netflix’s Castlevania)!
UPDATES 2019.07.20: Tommy and Brendan Fletcher will be signing at the Titan Comics booth 5537 at 11AM, and although Toynami has run out of on-site “Farewell Big Brother” VF-1 diecast models, they will take orders at their booth while supplies last
We have an entire galaxy of exclusives at San Diego Comic Con 2019! Calibre Wings’ Farewell Big Brother VF-1S diecast model, Toynami’s throwback Armored Valkyrie, Eeepmon’s flight jackets, Jamie Sullivan’s Robotech painting posters and postcards, Bait and HuckGee’s Skullhead Cyclone figure, and more!
Earlier today, Kyoto Animation Company was attacked by an arsonist, resulting in at least 33 deaths including director Yasuhiro Takemoto. Kyoto Animation has worked on many beloved animes, including K-On!, Haruhi Suzumiya, Lucky Star, Inu Yasha and A Silent Voice.
You can help! Sentai Filmworks has organized a GoFundMe to donate to KyoAni
Robotech will be at San Diego Comic-Con on July 18th-21at! Come visit us at our panel on Thursday at 8:00 p.m., and check out products at our licensees Toynami, Titan Comics, Icon Heroes, MEPToys, Super7 and Prime 1 Studios!
Robotech #22, part two of the Event Horizon story arc, is out now at your local comic store and online!
Join your fellow fans for a special panel outlining what future, if any, does Harmony Gold have with the Macross / Robotech franchises after 2021
UPDATE: Watch a live Q&A with Harmony Gold at 8PM Pacific after the panel!
Comixology is running a sale of Robotech digital comics! Up to 66% off, sale ends June 24th!
Robotech issue #21 is out now at comic stores and online! Earth is saved – but can the SDF-1 pay the price of victory?
Protoculture Con, the fan-run Robotech convention, will be this Sunday at the Pasadena Convention Center in conjunction with Robo Toy Fest! Come out to see Dan Woren, the voice of Roy Fokker, and Harmony Gold’s Tommy Yune!
Robotech comes to San Diego this weekend at Anime Conji 2019! Come get the latest news and updates on the Robotech universe from Creative Director Tommy Yune and Harmony Gold’s Steve Yun!
Coming to Springfield, Missouri this weekend! Harmony Gold USA presents the latest developments in the Robotech universe, from awesome new products to the live action film in the works at Sony Pictures with the producers of 300 and the director of Stephen King’s “It”
ROBOTECH HEADLINES FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! SIMON FURMAN AND BRENDAN FLETCHER AUTOGRAPH SESSIONS MAY 4th!
Get your free Robotech comic at Free Comic Book Day this Saturday, May 4th! Participating comic book shops will be giving away free copies of Robotech: Event Horizon, a peek into the mysteries of the Robotech comic universe!
Robotech writer Simon Furman will also be signing at Forbidden Planet in London and new writer Brendan Fletcher will be at Aw Yeah Comics in Harrison, NY on Saturday, May 4th to sign your Robotech comics!
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Harmony Gold USA presents the latest developments in the Robotech universe, from awesome new products to the live action film in the works at Sony Pictures with the producers of 300 and the director of Stephen King’s “It”
A throwback to the 80’s vintage package design and remastered for today’s collector while still staying true to the vintage design. Relive the nostalgia of your youth with this highly limited 1/100 scale transformable Macross VF-1S Super Valkyrie. Available for the first time ever at WonderCon 2019 BOOTH 827!
Limited to 1,000 pieces worldwide.
Harmony Gold USA presents the latest developments in the Robotech universe, from awesome new products to the live action film in the works at Sony Pictures with the producers of 300 and the director of Stephen King’s “It”
BLEEDING COOL: “I am still pretty thrilled with Titan Comics‘ re-imagining of Robotech, that stalwart nostalgic defender of early ’80s anime adaptations. The team behind Robotech has taken some daring chances in their storytelling, and so far have made a very well-traveled path seem new and unpredictable without losing track of what makes the journey worth taking in the first place.”
Available today in comic shops and through Comixology!
Introducing the new Robotech: Southern Cross card game by Solar Flare Games! Shipping in June this year, preorders available exclusively through Solar Flare Games!
Take command of the Armies of the Southern Cross or the Robotech Masters, and wage war over the future of Robotechnology!
Robotech #16 is now out at your local comic shop and online!
From all of us at Harmony Gold, we hope you and your loved ones are enjoying the holiday season!