CALABASAS HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 1, 2004-- THQÃ‚Â® Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI - News), Pixar Animation Studios (NASDAQ:PIXR - News) and Disney Interactive today announced the release of "The Incredibles" videogame based on the upcoming Walt Disney Pictures presentation of a Pixar Animation Studios film, "The Incredibles." "The Incredibles" has shipped for the PlayStationÃ‚Â®2 Sony computer entertainment system, the XboxÃ‚Â® videogame system from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCubeÃ‚Â®, Game BoyÃ‚Â® Advance, and PC/Mac. "The Incredibles: When Danger Calls," an additional PC/Mac title targeting the younger demographic featuring an assortment of mini-games has also shipped. "The Incredibles" is now beginning to ship to retail outlets worldwide.
"Matching the creative minds at Pixar Animation Studios and the game development talents at THQ's Heavy Iron Studios has produced one of this year's most exhilarating and action-filled video games," said "The Incredibles" film producer, John Walker. "Players will re-experience the excitement that the movie delivers as they assume the roles and super powers of Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl and their children, Violet and Dash."
"After the outstanding success of the Finding Nemo videogames, I'm thrilled to see another example of great synergy on every level between Disney, Pixar and THQ," said Graham Hopper, senior vice president and General Manager, Buena Vista Games. "Like the film, 'The Incredibles' videogame is certain to be a huge hit this holiday season with consumers of all ages."
"THQ's growing library of videogames based upon the Pixar films presented by Disney have topped sales charts worldwide, proving the amazing appeal that these properties have with fans of all ages," said Peter Dille, senior vice president, worldwide marketing, THQ. "We've created a campaign that targets the broad market of videogame players through TV, print, online, radio, in-theater advertising, and numerous promotional partnerships with both the theatrical release and the first party hardware publishers."
About The Incredibles Videogame
"The Incredibles" videogame features intense superhero action and adventure combined with the unique graphical style and humor of the upcoming Pixar film presented by Disney. The game will allow players to relive the movie experience as each of the film's characters in visually stunning environments ranging from lush jungle islands to grand skyscraper-filled cities. The game spans more than 18 levels including bonuses and extra hidden features.
"The Incredibles: When Danger Calls" for PC/Mac allows younger gamers 10 levels of engaging activities based on the film's characters, settings, and events. The game features a variety of difficulty levels for kids of all ages to enjoy.
Heavy Iron Studios, developer of the console versions of "The Incredibles," and Helixe, developer of the Game Boy Advance version, are both internal studios of THQ. Beenox adapted the console version to PC/Mac. Imaginengine developed "The Incredibles: When Danger Calls."
For more information on "The Incredibles" and "The Incredibles: When Danger Calls" videogames, visit www.incrediblesgame.com.
About The Incredibles Film
From the Academy AwardÃ‚Â®-winning creators of "Toy Story," "Monsters, Inc.," and "Finding Nemo" comes a new movie written by Pixar Animation Studios' Brad Bird ("Iron Giant," "The Simpsons"). "The Incredibles" tells the story of a family of undercover superheroes that are trying to live a quiet, suburban life, but are forced back into action in order to save the world.
About Pixar Animation Studios
Pixar Animation Studios (NASDAQ:PIXR - News; http://www.pixar.com) combines creative and technical artistry to create original films in the medium of computer animation. Pixar has created and produced five of the most successful and beloved animated films of all time: Academy AwardÃ‚Â®-winning Toy Story (1995); A Bug's Life (1998); Golden Globe-winner Toy Story 2 (1999); the Academy AwardÃ‚Â®-winning Monsters, Inc. (2001); and the Academy AwardÃ‚Â®-winning Finding Nemo (2003). Pixar's five films have earned $2.6 billion at the worldwide box office to date. The Northern California studio's next two films are The Incredibles (November 5, 2004) and Cars (holiday 2005).
About Disney Interactive
Disney Interactive is the award-winning publishing label of Buena Vista Games, Inc. The label produces high quality interactive video games and CD-ROMs. Buena Vista Games, Inc. is the interactive entertainment arm of The Walt Disney Company's Consumer Products business unit. For more information on Disney Interactive's products, visit www.disneyinteractive.com.
THQÃ‚Â® Inc. is a leading, worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software for a variety of hardware platforms including PC CD-ROM, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc., Nintendo and Microsoft. The THQ web site is located at www.thq.com. THQ and the THQ logo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.
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