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Capcom Ships Battle Chip Challenge

March 3, 2004, 2:13 pm PST
Total comments: 1

Yet another Mega Man Battle Network game arrives on GBA.



SUNNYVALE, Calif. * March 2, 2004 * Capcom*, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced the release of Mega Man Battle Chip Challenge for the Game Boy® Advance and Game Boy® Advance SP. Mega Man Battle Chip Challenge adds a new dimension to one-on-one virtual trading card games by allowing fans of the franchise to 'program' select offensive and defensive moves to execute against opponents during a worldwide Battle Chip tournament set within the Battle Network universe. Expanding upon the strategy elements that are synonymous with the Battle Network series, gamers are encouraged to tactically build their 'deck of cards' in an effort to eliminate the competition. Mega Man Battle Chip Challenge carries an "E" rating from the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) and is now available at retailers across North America.

Mega Man Battle Chip Challenge takes place in a network era, where everyone carries a PErsonal Terminal (PET) with a quasi character program known as a Net-Navi, the search is on for the savviest of Net Brawlers. Contenders from around the world will convene to fight in the Battle Chip Grand Prix tournament. Those who play their chips right will win the title of "Best Battle Chip Challenger and World Champ".

In Mega Man Battle Chip Challenge, players must strategically gather up to 10 battle chips from the data library to build a program deck that instructs their Net-Navi to perform specialized moves and attacks upon an opponent. Once the battle begins, the Navi will act independently as it squares off against other challengers in a semi-automatic turn-based format. This new card game system adds depth to gameplay by allowing gamers to experience the fun of 'simple programming.' As tournaments are won, new and rare battle chips are awarded to power up the player's Net-Navi. Furthermore, gamers will have the opportunity to play as one of six characters from the Battle Network series including Mega Man, Guts Man and Roll.

Mega Man Battle Chip Challenge boasts the following features:

  • The fun of simple programming - Players assemble a 'program deck' where they can arrange a series of moves and attacks to be performed against their opponents by choosing from a selection of Battle Chips.

  • Choose characters from the Battle Network universe - including Mega Man, Guts Man, and Roll.

  • Three modes of gameplay:

    • Battle Chip GP Mode - Select and enter various Battle Chip Grand Prix tournaments to win awards and rare battle chips in order to qualify for other events.

    • Free Battle Mode - Compete against the AI's characters in a continuous series of battles.

    • Tournament Mode - Utilize Net-Navi codes to initiate a Net Battle showdown with another friend via the Game Link® Cable or store up to 100 different 'decks' that your friends have created and battle against their 'programs.'

  • Execute specialized moves and sword maneuvers with Battle Chips and Battle Cards


KDR_11kMarch 04, 2004

I don't know whether to trust them or not, but GSI says the game sucks because you barely interact with it...