THQ WIRELESS TO BRING STAR WARS TO MOBILE PHONES WORLDWIDE
Comprehensive Suite of Wireless Products to Feature Content from the Original Star Wars Films to the Upcoming Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, and Beyond
CALABASAS, CA, December 6, 2004 - THQ Wireless Inc., a subsidiary of THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI), today announced that it has entered a multi-year agreement with Lucasfilm Ltd., which grants THQ Wireless the worldwide rights to develop and distribute a comprehensive offering of Star Wars branded content for mobile phones. With THQ Wireless' unique combination of game, personalization, information services and messaging expertise, the suite of products is expected to span almost every genre of wireless entertainment and include a wide range of content from the entire Star Wars saga, including the massively popular Star Wars Trilogy and Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith--the much-anticipated final installment of Star Wars.
"We look forward to working with THQ Wireless to offer fans around the world an immersive Star Wars mobile experience," said Casey Collins, Director of Domestic Licensing & Retail Marketing at Lucasfilm Ltd. "We're happy to work with a pioneering Force in the wireless entertainment industry to create a great portfolio of wireless products for a global audience."
Fans worldwide can interact with and personalize their mobile phones with Star Wars-themed mobile games and ringtones such as the Imperial March, one of the most recognizable themes in movie history. In addition, THQ Wireless is expected to offer video clips, screensavers and wallpapers featuring famous characters and images from the Star Wars saga. Now the Force can be with you - literally everywhere.
"Our primary focus is to create a quality Star Wars experience for a fan base that is unlike any other," said Tim Walsh, president of THQ Wireless. "I remember seeing my first Star Wars movie in the theatre and it's amazing how today, anyone can have access to their favorite characters or movie moments through their mobile phone anytime and anywhere."
About Lucasfilm Ltd.
Lucasfilm Ltd. is one of the world's leading film and entertainment companies. Founded by George Lucas in 1971, it is a privately held, fully integrated entertainment company. In addition to its motion picture and television productions, the company's global businesses include Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound; LucasArts Entertainment; Lucas Licensing; and Lucas Online. Lucasfilm's feature films have won 19 Oscars and its television projects have won 12 Emmy Awards.
About THQ Wireless
THQ Wireless Inc., a subsidiary of THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI), is a leading worldwide publisher and distributor of applications for mobile devices with an expansive catalog of licensed and original content including applications based on the WWETM, professional sports leagues, MotoGP, Worms® and popular Nickelodeon properties. THQ Wireless has relationships with major wireless carriers, operators, device manufacturers and retailers worldwide. Further information can be found at www.thqwireless.com.
THQ Inc. is a leading, worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software for a variety of hardware platforms including those manufactured by Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc., Nintendo and Microsoft as well as PC CD-ROM and wireless devices. The THQ web site is located at www.thq.com. THQ, THQ Wireless and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.
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