Another Incredibles game set for all major systems
Thu, 3 February 2005
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CALABASAS HILLS, Calif., February 1, 2005 - THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced a follow-up to the hit videogame based on a Walt Disney Pictures presentation of a Pixar Animations Studios film, The Incredibles. The follow-up to The Incredibles is scheduled to release this fall on the
PlayStation2 computer entertainment system and PSP(tm) handheld entertainment system, the Xbox videogame system from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCube(tm), Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS* videogame systems, and PC/Mac.
THQ continues to enjoy enormous success with The Incredibles, which launched in conjunction with the theatrical release this past November. Shipments of the game domestically have exceeded 2.5 million units and it finished 2004 as the overall best-selling new property of the year in the U.S., according to The NPD Group.
"Our ability to work with Disney and Pixar in creating this all new videogame based on the extremely popular Incredibles property demonstrates the depth of THQ's relationship with the talented teams at Disney and Pixar," said Jack Sorensen, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Studios, THQ. "This next installment in the videogame series will give millions of fans worldwide the opportunity to interact with Mr. Incredible and many other beloved Incredibles characters in a brand new adventure this fall."
"The first game based on The Incredibles truly represented the high action vision Director Brad Bird had for the film," said Pixar Animation Studios John Walker, producer of The Incredibles. "This new game will encompass all the thrills and intensity of the first while taking players and our favorite superheroes to an entirely new dimension of The Incredibles world."
"After the amazing success of The Incredibles film and videogames, we look forward to BVG, Pixar and THQ joining forces once again to bring fans another chapter in this action-packed franchise," said Graham Hopper, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Buena Vista Games, Inc. (BVG).
THQ's Heavy Iron Studios will develop the next console versions of The Incredibles and the company's Nintendo handheld studio Helixe, will develop the Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS versions. THQ's PSP exclusive studio, Pacific Coast Power & Light, will develop the PSP version of the game.
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