Gamers With an Appetite for Adventure Can Explore
the World of Ratatouille Beginning Summer 2007
AGOURA HILLS, Calif., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- THQ Inc.
(Nasdaq: THQI) today announced plans to bring Ratatouille, based on the summer
2007 film from Disney*Pixar, to gamers of all ages around the world. The game
is in development across 11 systems, including Xbox 360(TM) video game and
entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION(R)3 computer entertainment
system, PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system and PSP(R)
(PlayStation(R)Portable) system, Nintendo's Wii(TM) video game console,
Nintendo GameCube(TM), Game Boy(R) Advance, Nintendo DS(TM), Windows PC and
Mac, as well as wireless devices. Ratatouille will mark the most
comprehensive simultaneous cross-platform launch in THQ's history and is
scheduled to coincide with the worldwide release of the highly anticipated
"Disney*Pixar films have consistently captivated audiences of all ages
with their imaginative and memorable characters, visually stunning animation,
and unparalleled story-telling," said Kelly Flock, executive vice president of
worldwide publishing, THQ. "THQ has shipped more than 25 million units of
Disney*Pixar video games to date, illustrating the success of our
long-standing relationship and dedication to the Disney*Pixar business."
About the Ratatouille Video Game
In the game, players will assume the role of Remy, a young rat whose love
for great food puts him at odds with the needs of his family. Fans will be
able to relive some of the film's most thrilling moments and experience the
sights, sounds and most importantly, the smells, of Paris a la Remy across a
multitude of gaming systems. Players will instantly recognize the storyline,
characters and key locations of Ratatouille, as they engage in a series of
unique mini-games, cooking challenges and head-to-head multiplayer.
Ratatouille will allow players to create culinary masterpieces, evade
detection from dangerous and often hungry enemies, and brave the perils of the
dinner-rush in this senses-shattering journey to fulfill Remy's life-long
dream of becoming a great chef.
THQ's Heavy Iron Studios is leading development for Ratatouille across
THQ's Studio System. In addition, THQ Wireless is developing a suite of
wireless content including games, wallpapers and ring-tones based on
About the Ratatouille Movie
In Disney*Pixar's upcoming animated-adventure, Ratatouille, a rat named
Remy dreams of becoming a great French chef despite his family's wishes and
the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession.
When fate places Remy in the sewers of Paris, he finds himself ideally
situated beneath a restaurant made famous by his culinary hero, Auguste
Gusteau. Despite the apparent dangers of being an unlikely -- and certainly
unwanted -- visitor in the kitchen of a fine French restaurant, Remy's passion
for cooking soon sets into motion a hilarious and exciting rat race that turns
the culinary world of Paris upside down.
Remy finds himself torn between his calling and passion in life or
returning forever to his previous existence as a rat. He learns the truth
about friendship, family and having no choice but to be who he really is, a
rat who wants to be a chef.
About Pixar Animation Studios
Pixar Animation Studios combines creative and technical artistry to create
original stories in the medium of computer animation. Pixar has created seven
of the most successful and beloved animated films of all time: Toy Story, A
Bug's Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles and
Cars. Pixar has won 20 Academy Awards(R) and its seven films have grossed
more than $3.7 billion at the worldwide box office to date. The Northern
California studio's next film release is Ratatouille (summer 2007).
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.
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