El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera to Make Its Video Game Debut; Avatar: The Burning Earth to Become First Nickelodeon Title for Xbox 360™
THQ Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI) today announced the company’s 2007 Nickelodeon video game lineup. The upcoming portfolio will include the debut of El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera, as well as all-new titles based on some of the top-rated kids TV shows including SpongeBob SquarePants™and Avatar: The Last Airbender. Nickelodeon fans can also look forward to a new installment of the popular Nicktoons. In addition, THQ plans to release new adventures based on highly-rated Nickelodeon live-action TV shows Zoey 101 and Drake and Josh. The company’s overall portfolio is expected to ship across multiple game systems, including the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, along with Nintendo’s Wii™ video game console, the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Nintendo DS™ and Game Boy® Advance.
“Our Nickelodeon video game portfolio continues to lead the kids market with more than 45 million units sold-in to date,” said Bob Aniello, senior vice president of worldwide marketing, THQ. “We expect a continued robust Nickelodeon business in 2007 with an even greater presence on the popular Wii, our first title slated for release on Xbox 360, and additional titles in our new series of games based on Nickelodeon’s live-action properties.”
“We’re excited to expand our relationship with THQ in 2007 as we introduce our first El Tigre video game, along with all new games based on Nick’s biggest hits,” said Shaul Olmert, vice president of digital products, Nickelodeon. “Nickelodeon is the number one entertainment brand for kids and the innovation that THQ brings to our gaming lineup continues to elevate us to new creative heights.”
The 2007 THQ Nickelodeon videogame lineup includes:
- Drake & Josh: Talent Showdown — Featuring all of the humor from the hit TV series, players will enjoy adventure-style gameplay as they help Drake and Josh win the infamous talent show, “Teen American Talent,” by avoiding sabotages from other contestants and by perfecting their music skills. The game allows players to interact with all of their favorite characters from the TV show, including Drake, Josh and Megan. Drake & Josh is available now for Game Boy Advance. Drake & Josh: Talent Showdown is scheduled to release for Nintendo DS this summer.
More information about the THQ Nickelodeon videogame lineup can be found at www.thq.com.
About Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products
Nickelodeon, in its 28th 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 in more than 92 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for almost twelve consecutive years. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom International Inc. (NYSE:VIA) (NYSE:VIA.B)
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