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World of Zoo

Website launched complete with downloadable demo.

THQ Inc. today announced the launch of its World of Zoo video game Web site, www.worldofzoo.com, which includes a trial application of the company’s state-of-the-art downloadable Animal Creator tool that will allow players to create and design their very own World of Zoo animals. The Animal Creator program is a new and unique feature available only in World of Zoo, which is scheduled to be released to all major retail outlets for Wii home video game system, Nintendo DS, and Windows PC in November 2009.

Using the Animal Creator program, players will be able to create their favorite zoo animals, save them on their hard drive, and share them with their families and friends via e-mail and other social networking or photo sharing sites. Players can also upload their customized animals into the full retail version of the Windows PC game once it is available, place the animals in their exhibits, and interact and play with them. World of Zoo has more than 90 pre-loaded animals in the game, and with the Animal Creator, players can create an endless number of animal species with different names, colors, traits, and personalities.

About World of Zoo

World of Zoo is a new, original property from THQ that literally hands players the keys to their very own zoo. With more than 90 different animals to care for, players will be able to develop hands-on relationships with some of the world’s most amazing animals, create and customize their own zoo exhibits, and learn educational fun facts provided by National Geographic about each of the animals they encounter. Each animal is unique and special, and it is up to the players to discover what their favorite activities and items are, as well as how to gain the animal’s trust. As players progress through the game, they will unlock various items, earn awards, and acquire keeper promotions to become the ultimate zookeeper.

For more information on the World of Zoo video game and to download the Animal Creator application for the PC, please visit www.worldofzoo.com.

The Animal Creator Demo is available to be downloaded from the World of Zoo pages on the press extranet under the 'Other' category. Third parties are welcome to host this on their sites or include it on cover mount DVDs.


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