Metrowerks to Distribute New Development Hardware from NINTENDO

1/13/2003 - Metrowerks is planning to distribute Nintendo’s new GAMECUBETM development hardware, TDEV, bundled with Metrowerks’ latest development tools suite for the GAMECUBE platform, CodeWarriorTM for NINTENDO GAMECUBE, Version 2.0.

The bundled product, CodeWarrior for NINTENDO GAMECUBE – TDEV Developer Edition, is expected to begin shipping in late February.

By combining the new TDEV hardware with its CodeWarrior development tools, Metrowerks is able to provide GAMECUBE developers with a network capable development kit that is significantly less expensive compared to existing development hardware for Nintendo GAMECUBE, which currently lacks network capability.

TDEV is essentially a consumer GAMECUBE unit with network capability, which allows developers to share a TDEV unit with multiple hosts. TDEV also plays burned optical discs, enabling developers to view their games on the TDEV and get more accurate performance than they would by emulating game characteristics on a PC hard drive.

“This move provides developers and artists with a single source for GAMECUBE hardware and software and demonstrates the completeness of our tools solution for the GAMECUBE platform,” said Brian Gildon, director, games platforms, Metrowerks.

CodeWarrior for NINTENDO GAMECUBE – TDEV Developer Edition will be available in a variety of different packages to accommodate developers’ needs.

Availability and Pricing
CodeWarrior for NINTENDO GAMECUBE – TDEV Developer Edition can be pre-ordered beginning February 1 by contacting Pricing information will be available at that time.

Early adopter pricing will be available, as well as special pricing for existing CodeWarrior for NINTENDO GAMECUBE customers. Metrowerks also plans to release an Academic version at a discounted price to academic institutions approved by Nintendo.

For more information, contact Metrowerks by telephone at 800-377-5416 or +1-512-997-4700, or by email at For pricing and availability outside the U.S. and Canada, please see the list of Metrowerks International Sales Offices at or send an email to

About Metrowerks
Metrowerks creates CodeWarrior software and hardware products and services for developers, with a particular focus on the following industries: consumer electronics; transportation; wireless; and networking and communications. The CodeWarrior product line includes development tools and middleware that enable customers to decrease their time to market. The company also offers services, including training, developer programs, and custom software engineering. Founded in 1985, Metrowerks is today an independently operating subsidiary of Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT). Metrowerks corporate headquarters are in Austin, Texas; Metrowerks Europe is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland; and Metrowerks Japan is headquartered in Tokyo. For more information, please visit

About Motorola
As the world's #1 producer of embedded processors, Motorola’s Semiconductor Products Sector creates DigitalDNATM system-on-chip solutions for a connected world. Our strong focus on wireless communications and networking enables customers to develop smarter, simpler, faster and synchronized products for the person, work team, home and automobile. Motorola's worldwide semiconductor sales were $4.9 billion (USD) in 2001.

Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT) is a global leader in providing integrated communications and embedded electronic solutions. Sales in 2001 were $30 billion.

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