Matt Stone and Trey Parker Collaborating with THQ and Obsidian
AGOURA HILLS, Calif., Dec 01, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
THQ (NASDAQ:THQI) today announced that they are collaborating with South
Park Digital Studios LLC, the joint venture between "South
Park" creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker and Viacom Media Networks
and Obsidian Entertainment, Inc. to develop the next chapter in South
Park entertainment: "South Park: The Game."
"South Park: The Game" is an epic role-playing adventure that will allow
the user to befriend Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny and explore the quiet
little mountain town like never before.
"Our goal is simple: to put creative talent first," said Danny Bilson,
EVP Core Games, THQ. "Matt and Trey are arguably two of the most
important comedic talents of their generation. Bringing their vision of
South Park to the interactive space is a dream-come-true."
The first details of "South Park: The Game" will be revealed in the
exclusive cover story in Game Informer(R)'s
January issue, shipping to subscribers in early December 2011.
"South Park: The Game" is scheduled to be available for the
PlayStation(R)3 computer entertainment system, the Xbox 360(R) video game
and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows PC in the second
half of calendar 2012.
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entertainment software. The company develops its products for all
popular game systems, personal computers, wireless devices and the
internet. Headquartered in Los Angeles County, California, THQ sells
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About South Park Digital Studios
South Park Digital Studios is a joint venture between Viacom Media
Networks and Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the creators of the Emmy(R) and
Peabody(R) Award-winning series South Park. South Park Digital Studios is
a digital animation and development studio dedicated to creating mobile
and digital applications, digital goods and video gaming products, as
well as overseeing social networking and digital syndication for South
Park. South Park Digital Studios owns and operates the website SouthParkStudios.com
and eight international versions of the site. South Park is a registered
trademark of Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned division of Viacom Inc.
(NYSE: VIA and VIAB)
About Obsidian Entertainment, Inc.
Obsidian Entertainment is an entertainment software development company
passionately dedicated to making high quality role playing games for
Windows PC and console systems. Obsidian was founded in 2003 by five
game development veterans who've produced, programmed and/or designed
award-winning role playing games for a variety of platforms over the
last 15 years: Feargus Urquhart, Chris Parker, Darren Monahan, Chris
Avellone and Chris Jones. Obsidian Entertainment's website can be found
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of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.These
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