Award Winning Actors Bring Triple-A Talent to Action-Thriller Wii Title
AGOURA HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 8, 2008--THQ Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI) today announced that Academy Award(R) Winning actor
Billy Bob Thornton and Academy Award(R) Nominated actor Dennis Hopper are
lending their famous voices to THQ's new action thriller Wii(TM) game: Deadly
Creatures(TM). Critically recognized as a unique, one-of-a-kind Wii
experience, Deadly Creatures is scheduled to hit retail outlets
worldwide in February 2009.
"What surprised me about Deadly Creatures is how it looks...like
watching a movie," said Billy Bob Thornton. "The scorpion and tarantula
are like two actors meeting up for a gun fight."
"Gamers are really going to love Deadly Creatures," added Dennis
"Billy Bob Thornton and Dennis Hopper's involvement as the voice talent
for the human characters in Deadly Creatures is a testament to
the game's high level of quality," said Nick Wlodyka, General Manager,
Rainbow Studios. "The AAA talent helps bring this cinematic storyline of
greed and betrayal to life in a one-of-a-kind action-thriller
exclusively on Wii."
Deadly Creatures has been recognized by top media outlets as a very
unique, stylized Wii experience.
"One of the most compelling third-party games to hit Nintendo's
- IGN.com, October 2008
"The concept behind Deadly Creatures is unique and intriguing"
Gamespot.com, July 2008
"Deadly Creatures definitely gets points for originality"
1up.com, July 2008
About Deadly Creatures
Deadly Creatures is a 3rd person action-thriller set
amidst a desert world of venomous terror, exclusively for Wii. Players
control an armored Scorpion and a deadly Tarantula as they fight for
survival against Gila monsters, lizards, black widows and many more
terrifying creatures. Featuring intuitive motion controls and a deep
combo-based combat system, Deadly Creatures is a thrilling mix of
brutal, creature-crushing action and suspenseful exploration of vast 360
degree desert and man-made environments. Gamers will explore this darkly
compelling story through the eyes of two of the world's most deadly
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Jerome Benzadon, 818-871-5057
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Source: THQ Inc.