Last Year's No. 1 Selling Kids Video Game Brand Is Set To Earn A Qualigying Spot In 2007 With The Release Of Disney•Pixar's Cars Mater-National From THQ
Gamers Will Experience an All-New Racing Competition in the Famed Animated World of Radiator Springs
AGOURA HILLS, CA - Apr. 9, 2007 -THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced plans to bring a new video game based on the highly successful DisneyPixar's Cars film to retail this fall. Cars Mater-National is scheduled to ship for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the Wii video game console, Nintendo DS and Game Boy® Advance.
THQ's relationship with DisneyPixar has resulted in more than 30 million units shipped worldwide. Last year's Cars was the fastest selling DisneyPixar video game to date, with more than seven million units shipped worldwide. In addition to being the no. 1 selling kids video game brand, it was also the overall number two best-selling video game for 2006.
Cars Mater-National will offer fans of the film a fresh adventure set in the super-fueled world of Radiator Springs. The video game will feature all-new international characters vying for their chance to compete against Lightning McQueen in the First Annual Mater-National Race Festival. Players will explore the new and improved open world of Radiator Springs, complete with new tracks, mini-games and more than 10 multiplayer games.
Cars Mater-National is being developed by THQ's critically acclaimed Rainbow Studios. For more information about this title, as well as THQ's other video games, please visit www.thq.com or www.rainbowstudios.com.
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