The Stylus is Mightier Than the Sword in This New Adventure Where
Players Create Their Own Weapons, Tools, Animals and More
AGOURA HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 9, 2007--THQ Inc.
(NASDAQ:THQI) today announced that Drawn to Life(TM), the first-ever
action adventure game that lets players draw their own hero, is
currently in development exclusively for the Nintendo DS(TM). THQ was
the leading third-party Nintendo DS publisher in the US for 2006(1),
and Drawn to Life will mark the company's first original property
created specifically for that system. Drawn to Life provides an
unprecedented gameplay experience where players traverse numerous
worlds with a hero they create using the Nintendo DS stylus. Players
will also draw environmental elements that will aid their hero to
success throughout their journey.
In Drawn to Life, players will help save a distant village from
the shadow-like evil that has covered it in darkness. Using one of
four different Hero forms, including Flying Hero and Aquatic Hero,
players will create their own unique hero to conquer a variety of
different environments including snowy fields, tropical islands and
dark forests. The robust drawing tool contains different methods of
creation in addition to numerous colors, brush types and stamps that
will allow for complete freedom to develop one-of-a-kind characters
and game elements. Drawn to Life will also feature the ability for
players to trade their created heroes with friends via the Nintendo DS
Developed by 5TH Cell, Drawn to Life is expected to be available
this fall. For more information on this game, as well as additional
THQ titles, please visit www.thq.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 and www.thqwireless.com. THQ,
THQ Wireless, Drawn to Life and their respective logos are trademarks
and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.
Nintendo DS is a trademark of Nintendo.
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forward-looking statements are based on current expectations,
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subsidiaries (collectively referred to as "THQ"), including, but not
limited to, expectations and projections related to the Drawn to Life
video game, and are based upon management's current beliefs and
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(1) Source: The NPD Group, Inc.
Karen Fujimoto, 818-871-5188
Julie MacMedan, 818-871-5125
SOURCE: THQ Inc.