THQ's Destroy All Humans!(TM) Invades New Worlds Packing Funky Beats
Soundtrack for Popular Videogame Brand Ships to Stores Nationwide
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AGOURA HILLS, Calif., Nov. 15: THQ Inc. (Nasdaq: THQI) today announced the soundtrack to the irreverent action-sci-fi videogame Destroy All Humans!TM has landed in stores nationwide. Released by independent label Lakeshore Records and produced by well-known music producer and radio personality -- Jason Bentley, the soundtrack features music from and inspired by the video game including classic 50's songs "Sh-Boom" by The Crew Cuts, "Little Star" by The Elegants and "Lollipop" by The Chordettes remixed by some of today's hottest DJs including tracks by Junkie XL, Timo Maas featuring Kelis, and Meat Beat Manifesto.
"Destroy All Humans! success has been extraordinary, and the release of the soundtrack is a great example of the growing potential of this brand," said Kelly Flock, executive vice president, Worldwide Publishing, THQ. "The game's irreverent personality and original theme has garnered a strong fan base in the videogame community, and now music fans will be able to share in the game's alien rhythm."
"The soundtrack appeals to all sorts of musical tastes, combining classic 50's songs with some of today's hottest sounds", said Brian McNelis, Vice President and General Manager, Lakeshore Records. "What results is a soundtrack that not only stays true to the theme of the game, but also provides a fun and unique addition to anyone's music collection."
Developed by Pandemic Studios, THQ's Destroy All Humans! is packed with non-stop saucer-flying, vaporizing, terrorizing action. As the trigger-happy, bulb-headed alien Crypto-137, players will explore a variety of open world game environments as they take on earth's helpless legions of soldiers, beat cops, and G-men, and probe the thoughts and secret desires of the citizens of the doomed planet.
Destroy All Humans! is available now for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and Xbox® video game system from Microsoft at the suggested retail price of $39.99. For more information on the game and ability to download select tracks from the soundtrack -- visit www.destroyallhumansgame.com.
About Pandemic Studios
Pandemic Studios is a premier developer of entertainment for PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, and the PC. Over the last seven years, industry veterans Josh Resnick and Andrew Goldman have steadily built the company into one of the largest independent developers in the world, with studios in Los Angeles, California and in Brisbane, Australia. Pandemic's highly acclaimed recent releases include Full Spectrum WarriorTM, Star Wars BattlefrontTM, and MercenariesTM. All have earned numerous awards and accolades for their graphical expression, technological innovation, and compelling gameplay. For more information about Pandemic, visit www.pandemicstudios.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 in the United States, United Kingdom, Austria, France, Germany, Spain, Korea and Australia. More information about THQ and its products may be found at www.thq.com and www.thqwireless.com. THQ, THQ Wireless, Destroy All Humans! and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.
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