CALABASAS HILLS, Calif., Feb. 1: THQ Inc. (Nasdaq: THQI) today announced that Scooby-Doo!TM Unmasked, licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, will be available for the PlayStationÃ‚Â®2 computer entertainment system, the XboxTM videogame console from Microsoft, and Nintendo's GameCubeTM, Game BoyÃ‚Â® Advance and DSTM this September. Adam West, of the original Batman television series, and authentic cartoon voice actors will provide voice talent for the console versions.
"Scooby-Doo! Unmasked captures the appeal of one of the most enduring and beloved characters of several generations," said Germaine Gioia, vice president of licensing, THQ. "Releasing this title into a vibrant mass market gaming audience means that more fans than ever before have the opportunity to experience a fun Scooby-Doo game that can be enjoyed by kids and parents alike."
About Scooby-Doo! Unmasked for PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, Game Boy Advance and DS:
In this action adventure platform game, players will assume the role of Scooby-Doo as he and the teenage sleuths of Mystery Inc. visit Fred's cousin Jed, a monster movie set designer. They'll find Jed has disappeared and his animatronics are out of control, sending mechanical monsters haywire and making Jed the prime suspect. Players must stop the creepy costumed characters, unmask the truth and prove Jed's innocence. Scooby will be able to don Kung Fu, bat and archer costumes so that he can karate chop, glide and aim plungers at monsters. The game consists of three sprawling worlds that each feature multiple levels and mini games with numerous cut scenes and climactic boss battles. Players will recognize the voice of the original Batman television series' Adam West as Winslow Stanton, the game's main villain, as well as authentic Scooby-Doo! cartoon voice actors. In addition, effects from the original cartoon, such as canned laughter and classic catch phrases, have been incorporated into the game.
For more information on THQ's Scooby-Doo! Unmasked and the rest of THQ's 2005 product lineup, please visit www.thq.com.
Scooby-Doo! was created by animation legends William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, and Scooby-Doo! Where Are You? is one of the longest-running animated series in television history and is one of Cartoon Network's top rated shows. "What's New Scooby-Doo?," the all-new hit series produced by Warner Bros. Animation, is currently airing on Kids WB! and Cartoon Network. Scooby-Doo! was also recently voted "kids favorite cartoon character" on Cartoon Network.
About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
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