Game Follows Second Season of Hit Animated TV Series and Features
All-New Gameplay, Tricky Puzzle Elements, New Super Heroes, Super
Villains and Super Powers
AGOURA HILLS, Calif., Jul 22, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
The legendary Marvel Super Hero Squad is back with an even larger team
of Super Heroes, as THQ Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI) today announced Marvel
Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet, the sequel to its
highly popular Marvel Super Hero Squad video game of 2009. An
all-new adventure for the Xbox 360(R) video game and
entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation(R)3 computer
entertainment system, Wii(TM) and Nintendo DSi(TM) and Nintendo DS(TM) systems, Marvel
Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet has players using their
super powers and super smarts to battle Doctor Doom's Lethal Legion and
search out the locations of the six lost Infinity Stones.
"We are excited to announce the next game in our Marvel Super Hero Squad
franchise to an eager fan base," said Martin Good, Executive Vice
President, Kids, Family, Casual Games, and Global Online Services. "The
new co-op Challenge Mode, super-powered action-combat and integrated
puzzles truly elevate the series and further broaden the audience."
About Marvel Super Hero Squad: The
Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntletcontinues the
excitement of the original Marvel Super Hero Squad with an all-new
storyline that follows Season 2 of the hit animated TV series as shown
on Cartoon Network. Players can "Hero Up" with friends in cooperative
play and master the unique Factor Power of each of the Marvel heroes in
three game modes: Story Mode, Freeplay Mode and Challenge Mode. The game
also boasts a brand new puzzle component, in which players will need to
utilize the characters' unique abilities to move or destroy objects,
traverse through certain environments, and summon specific strengths to
overcome obstacles. With new adventures, tricky puzzles, an expanded
selection of Marvel Super Hero Squad members to unlock and play as, Marvel
Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntletis set to thrill
gamers from here to Super Hero City.
For more information about this game, please visit www.marvelshsgame.com.
About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney
Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based
entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 5,000
characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel
utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and
publishing. For more information, visit www.marvel.com.
THQ Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI) is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of
interactive entertainment software. The company develops its products
for all popular game systems, personal computers and wireless devices.
Headquartered in Los Angeles County, California, THQ sells product
through its global network of offices located throughout North America,
Europe and Asia Pacific. More information about THQ and its products may
be found at www.thq.com.
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