Thursday, April 24, 2008

Robotech Shadow Chronicles on Blu-Ray

Now that the HD-DVD format has been killed, companies are finally bringing out more of their library to the High-Definition disc format. Funimation has finally announce that they'll be releasing Robotech: The Shadow Chronciles on Blu-Ray disc. Happily, it will include all previous released bonus content as well as 20 minutes of new extras. The New features include additional never-before-seen deleted scenes with directors commentary, outtakes, animatics and more. Shadow Chronicles will be released on Blu-Ray on September 2nd, 2008.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Pre-Order the Robotech RPG Today

As heard on Space Station Liberty, the Robotech Shadow Chronicles RPG book has expanded to over 300 pages and will cost more money in the stores. HOWEVER, Palladium will honor the original stated price of 16.95 on its first printing. Pre-order it from Palladium today to ensure you get this cheaper price. This book was only going to be 192 pages originally. Finally, the RPG book will release on the first week of April.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Robotech Shadow Chronicles RPG Update

"Yep, it is done. Looks great, is at the printer, and will ship in March!

We’ll let you know exactly when Robotech® The Shadow Chronicles® ships as soon as we get word from our printer, but it will be before Palladium’s big move at the end of March.

Online pre-orders have already shattered the previous record for online sales by 100 copies, with more orders coming in every day! A sure sign this RPG is going to be a smash hit.

The Robotech® The Shadow Chronicles® Role-Playing Game picks up where the DVD movie begins. The return of the Robotech Expeditionary Force (REF), the separation of the SDF-3 from the rest of the fleet, the battle of Reflex Point, space combat, treachery and everything else that is part of Robotech® The Shadow Chronicles®. " - Palladium Books

UPDATE: is comfirming an End of March release for the Robotech RPG. They have even created online dice to use on their gaming forums for the upcoming release of the game. Very good news.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Robotech RPG Shadow Chronicles March 2008

Palladium Books:
"UPDATE Robotech® RPG
Robotech® The Shadow Chronicles® RPG is in final production.
The writing is done.
Artwork is done.

We are simply waiting on the last few approvals and changes from Harmony Gold. We expect to get those over the weekend (thanks gents), start laying out the book, and send it to the printer next week.

Whew. It’s been a lot of work and a lot of fun. We think you are going to love it. Especially the updated material, the quick roll character generation, the M.O.S. skill sets, the character sheet, the artwork, a few surprises, the cover, the format . . . well, everything.
We can hardly wait to get it into your hands and get fan reaction!
We’re also dying to start work on the first couple of Robotech sourcebooks! "
Robotech® role-playing games are back, and it all starts with The Shadow Chronicles® RPG – spread the word.

The Shadow Chronicles® role-playing game picks up where the DVD movie begins. The return of the Robotech Expeditionary Force (REF), the separation of the SDF-3 from the rest of the fleet, the battle of Reflex Point, space combat, treachery and everything else that is part of Robotech® The Shadow Chronicles®.

Palladium has not seen so much anticipation for a new role-playing game release since the debut of Rifts® in 1990.

Robotech® The Shadow Chronicles® is a NEW role-playing game, not a rehashed, retooled printing of the original RPG from the 1980s. Furthermore, the release of the Robotech® The Shadow Chronicles® DVD Movie, the release of the Deluxe DVD, Shadow Chronicles® Art Book, and the announcement of a Robotech® Movie in development at Warner Bros. Pictures has ramped up interest and excitement for Robotech®.

This new RPG should appeal to role-players and Robotech® fans of all generations.
Mecha pilots and other fleet personnel character classes.
Areas of Military Specialty – M.O.S.
New skills, O.C.C.s, mecha and action.
New text, art and information.
Key Robotech® Mecha statted out and illustrated.
Invid enemy statted out and illustrated.
The Haydonites, their mecha and more.
Other info and details (depending on space).
Fast playing RPG rules. Mega-Damage setting.
Earth post-Invid occupation, adventure ideas, new character sheets and more.
Cover by fan fave, Apollo Okamura. Great art throughout.
Written by Kevin Siembieda.
Manga size; easy portability. (An 8½ x 11 deluxe edition may follow in the Summer of 2008. Additional Robotech sourcebooks to quickly follow.)
256 pages – $16.95 retail – Cat. No. 550.
Sorry, definitely a March release date. Nearing completion.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Toynami 2008

Thanks to Bryan for providing a link to Toynami's booth at this year's Toy Fair. It's also hard to say if all this stuff is really made by Toynami or not. However, there is the Beta Fighter and Shadow Chronicles Alphas on display. Interestingly, there is a Mospeada package of Toynami's Cyclone. There's also a lot of japanese Macross related toys.

Check out all the neat toys here: ( Thanks to Harkavyr )

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Fan Work: Robotech Anthology

An interesting fan collection project going on that others should know about:
"Zor's Journal is a collection of the best Robotech art and fiction from around the world. We also include other material such as articles and poetry from time to time. Contributors may submit material for inclusion in the journal through this web site. Every six months, the best of those submissions are included in an anthology.

Zor's Journal is currently attempting to get a license to publish our first edition. A demo copy of our first edition has been completed and will be considered by Harmony Gold USA, Inc. as well as Funimation. Careful consideration of the product as well as market information will determine if the product will be successful. If all goes well, a license will be granted and the book will be available by summer 2008."

Aaron's live action graphic novel pages will be appearing in this anthology book if it gets published. So, keep your eyes open and help support this project.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Shadow Chronicles on Xbox 360 Live

I'm not sure when they finally posted it, but i figure I would let people know. I been telling Harmony Gold to take advantage of the online content that the Xbox 360 offers its fanbase. So, finally it's possible to pay and download Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles on the system along with some other anime series such as Ghost in the Shell TV series and Naruto. Shadow Chronicles is only in standard definition widescreen format, not High Definition. It takes up almost 1GB of space. It's nice to finally see Robotech slowly getting out of the closet and becoming part of the age. Sadly, there were no pictures or theme packs to buy though. I don't know why since some of the other animes on the list had them and the Shadow Chronicles page did have an Ariel background.