Video Games Based on New Property to Fortify THQ's Casual and Lifestyle Portfolio
AGOURA HILLS, Calif., Oct 12, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) and Curious Pictures today announced that they have entered into a multi-year license agreement granting THQ the exclusive worldwide rights to develop and publish video games based on the teachings of Deepak Chopra, M.D., renowned author and public speaker on spirituality and mind-body medicine.
The new agreement grants THQ exclusive worldwide rights to publish interactive games based on the Curious Pictures property for the Sony PlayStation(R)3, the Wii(TM) system, and Microsoft Xbox 360(R) video game and entertainmentsystem from Microsoft, the Nintendo DS(TM) family of hand-held systems, and all wireless devices, as well as online gaming portals, including Xbox LIVE(R) Arcade, PlayStation Network and WiiWare(TM).
"We look forward to translating Dr. Chopra's teachings and practices into a video game that provides gamers with a truly unique and rewarding experience," said Martin Good, Executive Vice President, THQ Kids, Family, Casual Games, and Global Online Services. "THQ continues to expand its casual games portfolio and has grand plans to invigorate the lifestyle category with this game."
"We are excited to take the Deepak Chopra properties to innovative platforms that appeal to a mass market audience," said Lewis Kofsky, Executive Producer and Partner, Curious Pictures. "We are confident THQ will introduce and bring his work to life in ways that will engage his followers and gamers alike in a whole new way."
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About Curious Pictures
Curious Pictures (http://www.curiouspictures.com) is a leading diversified entertainment and production company dedicated to making innovative and quality content for audiences worldwide. With headquarters in New York, Curious Pictures and its directors, designers, artists, technologists and animators create and produce television shows, features films, commercials, interactive/video games, feature films, new media and graphics, visual effects, and books. Curious Pictures leverages its extensive production, animation, digital and commercials expertise across all media platforms.
About Dr. Deepak Chopra
Deepak Chopra is the Founder and Chairman of the Chopra Foundation, Founder and co-Chairman of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing, and Senior Scientist with The Gallup Organization. Chopra is known as a prolific author of over fifty-five books with eighteen best sellers on mind-body health, spirituality, and peace. A global force in the field of human empowerment, Dr. Chopra's books have been published in more than thirty-five languages in both fiction and non-fiction. He is a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and Washington Post On Faith and contributes regularly to Oprah.com, Intent.com, and Huffington Post and hosts his weekly Wellness Radio program on Sirius XM Stars.
The statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts may be "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the business of THQ Inc. and its subsidiaries (collectively referred to as "THQ"), including, but not limited to, expectations and projections related to video games based on Curious Pictures properties is based upon management's current beliefs and certain assumptions made by management. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, business, competitive, economic, legal, political and technological factors affecting our industry, operations, markets, products or pricing. Readers should carefully review the risk factors and the information that could materially affect THQ's financial results, described in other documents that THQ files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal period ended March 31, 2010, and particularly the discussion of risk factors set forth therein. Unless otherwise required by law, THQ disclaims any obligation to update its view on any such risks or uncertainties or to revise or publicly release the results of any revision to these forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release.
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