Thq And LucasArts Announce Exclusive Game Boy Color And Game Boy Advance Agreement
2000 AND 2001 GAME BOY COLOR RELEASES INCLUDE STAR WARS®: OBI WAN'S ADVENTURESAND INDIANA JONES® AND THE INFERNAL MACHINE
CALABASAS HILLS, Calif., September 5, 2000 - THQ Inc. (NASDAQ NMS: THQI) and LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC today announced an exclusive, worldwide third-party agreement providing THQ the rights to publish Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance Games based on LucasArts' popular properties. The first two Game Boy Color titles anticipated for release under the new agreement include Obi Wan's Adventures in fall 2000 and Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine in spring 2001.
The deal also grants THQ the rights to develop four additional LucasArts properties for Game Boy Advance. Obi Wan's Adventures and Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine are being developed by LucasArts and will be distributed and published worldwide by THQ.
"The LucasArts' entertainment properties include some of the most widely recognized motion picture adventures in the world," stated Tim Walsh, senior vice president of international publishing, THQ. "We look forward to adding such high profile properties to our Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance libraries."
"LucasArts has enjoyed a long-standing and fruitful relationship with THQ," said Simon Jeffery, president of LucasArts. "It is one we're happy to see extended through this venture."
LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC is a leading international developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software for a variety of computer and console platforms. Based in San Rafael, Calif., as well as on the Internet at www.lucasarts.com, LucasArts is one of five companies in the Lucas group which include Lucasfilm Ltd., Lucas Digital Ltd. LLC, Lucas Licensing Ltd., and Lucas Learning Ltd. Lucasfilm is one of the leading film and entertainment companies in the world. Lucasfilm's businesses include George Lucas' film and television production and distribution activities as well as the business activities of the THX Group. Lucas Digital, which consists of Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) and Skywalker Sound, provides visual effects and audio post-production services to the entertainment industry. Lucas Licensing is responsible for the merchandising of all Lucasfilm's film and television properties. Lucas Learning creates engaging interactive entertainment products that provide learning opportunities through exploration and discovery.
THQ Inc. develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software worldwide for a variety of hardware platforms including PC CD-ROM, and those manufactured by Sega, Nintendo and Sony. The THQ Web site is located at http://www.thq.com/.