THQ Inc (ticker: THQI, exchange: NASDAQ Global Market (.O))
News Release -
Heroes and Villains Join Forces in THQ's SpongeBob SquarePants Featuring Nicktoons: Globs of Doom
Latest Release from Nicktoons Franchise Takes Cooperative Gameplay to New Dimension
AGOURA HILLS, Calif., Oct 20, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- THQ
Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced SpongeBob
SquarePants featuring Nicktoons: Globs of Doom has
shipped to retailers nationwide for the PlayStation(R)2
computer entertainment system, Wii(TM) home video
game system and Nintendo DS(TM). SpongeBob
SquarePants featuring Nicktoons: Globs of Doom is the latest
release in the highly successful Nicktoons video game franchise,
which has shipped approximately 4.5 million units worldwide. The game is
rated E for everyone and is available for the suggested retail prices of
$39.99 (Wii) and $29.99 (PlayStation 2 system and Nintendo DS). In
addition, the game is also scheduled to be available throughout Europe
later this month.
SquarePants featuring Nicktoons: Globs of Doom will allow
players to take on the role of their favorite hero and villain from
several highly popular Nickelodeon animated television shows. The game
features 10 playable characters: five heroes (SpongeBob SquarePants,
Jimmy Neutron, Danny Phantom, Invader Zim and Tak) and five villains
(Plankton, Professor Calamitous, Technus, Dib and Tlaloc). For the first
time in Nicktoons history, these heroes and villains must work
together to defeat the evil Globulous Maximus and his Morphoid Minions
who pose a destructive threat to the universe. Each playable character
must travel to iconic locales, such as Bikini Bottom and Amity Park, and
is assigned a unique gadget to activate devastating combo attacks. The
world's only hope of being saved lies in the
hands of this extraordinary alliance between good and evil.
THQ's Incinerator Studios developed SpongeBob
SquarePants featuring Nicktoons: Globs of Doom for Wii and
PlayStation 2 system. Natsume developed the game for Nintendo DS. For
more information about this title and the rest of THQ's
lineup of games, please visit www.playthq.com.
Nickelodeon, now in its 29th year, is the
number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global
business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company
includes television programming and production in the United States and
around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books,
magazines and feature films. Nickelodeon's
U.S. television network is seen inmore than 96 million households and
has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 14 consecutive
years. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are
trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B).
THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) is a leading worldwide developer and publisher
of interactive entertainment software. The company develops its products
for all popular game systems, personal computers and wireless devices.
Headquartered in Los Angeles County, California, THQ sells product
through its global network of offices located throughout North America,
Europe and Asia Pacific. More information about THQ and its products may
be found at www.thq.com.
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Computer Entertainment Inc.
Wii and Nintendo DS are trademarks of Nintendo.
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Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking
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about the business of THQ Inc. and its subsidiaries (collectively
referred to as "THQ"),
including, but not limited to, expectations and projections related to
the SpongeBob SquarePants Featuring Nicktoons: Globs of Doom video game,
and are based upon management's current
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only as of the date of this press release.
SOURCE: THQ Inc.
Joy Fox, 818-871-5188
Julie MacMedan, 818-871-5095