Press Release THQ
AGOURA HILLS, Calif. -- THQ Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI) today announced plans to bring a new video game based on Disney-Pixar's highly successful CARS film, CARS RACE-O-RAMA, to all major systems worldwide beginning in fall 2009. CARS RACE-O-RAMA is currently in development across six game systems, including Wii video game system, Nintendo DS, the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION 3 computer entertainment system, PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system and PSP (PlayStation Portable) system.
Press Release from SouthPeak Interactive Corporation and Asylum Entertainment
Leicester, June 1st -- SouthPeak Interactive Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: SOPK; SOPKU; SOPKW; SOPKZ) and Asylum Entertainment have today announced a deal to co-publish a video game based on the highly successful HORRID HENRY books written by Francesca Simon and the top rating children's television series, produced by Novel Entertainment. Developed by Asylum Entertainment, the HORRID HENRY game gives fans the chance to become their favourite naughty schoolboy.
SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS got a new Chinese-language website this weekend to coincide with Children's Day in China and the return of the show to Chinese TV, per VARIETY.
Known in Chinese as "Haimianbaobao," SpongeBob's return to TV was the most-watched for kids 4-14 in 15 key cities, reaching 20.5 million viewers.
Haimianbaobao.net will feature SpongeBob SquarePants related games, event updates, wallpapers, printables, icons, character guides, image gallery and widgets.
-- By News Editor Annemarie Moody
Press Release from Disney Interactive Studios
BURBANK, Calif. -- Live to tell the tale of becoming a notorious pirate captain or suffer a fate of eternal damnation. Disney Interactive Studios today announced the development of PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ARMADA OF THE DAMNED, an epic, action role-playing game (RPG) from Propaganda Games, Disney's video game development studio in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Press Release from Rockstar Games
NEW YORK -- Rockstar Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), is proud to announce the fall release of both the second episode of GRAND THEFT AUTO: THE BALLAD OF GAY TONY - exclusively for download on Xbox LIVE online entertainment network, and GRAND THEFT AUTO: EPISODES FROM LIBERTY CITY, which will include both episode one THE LOST AND DAMNED, and episode two THE BALLAD OF GAY TONY together on a single disc exclusively for Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.
Press Release from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
CULVER CITY, CALIF. (May 27, 2009) -- Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has created a new interactive Web site for GHOSTBUSTERS fans worldwide. GhostbustersIsHiring.com, launching today, offers fans the opportunity to be a part of the GHOSTBUSTERS 25th anniversary frenzy this summer, including the Blu-ray release of GHOSTBUSTERS on June 16.
Press Release from LucasArts
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- May 26, 2009 -- STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT: ELITE SQUADRON presents an expanded new take on the classic STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT gameplay, resulting in new levels of interaction and excitement in handheld gaming. The massive, galactic campaign will ship this Fall for the PSP (PlayStation Portable) system and Nintendo DS.
Press Release from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
BURBANK, Calif. -- Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has announced that the WATCHMEN: THE END IS NIGH videogame, based on the WATCHMEN film, will be offered in a retail Blu-Ray Hi-Def game and film hybrid, as well as additional retail and downloadable formats in North America. WATCHMEN: THE END IS NIGH Part 2, the second of two long-form, episodic action games will be released in conjunction with the Blu-ray Hi-Def and DVD of the WATCHMEN: DIRECTOR'S CUT in July 2009.
Press Release from THQ Inc.
AGOURA HILLS, Calif. -- THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced that the UP video game, based on the highly anticipated Disney-Pixar film, has shipped to retail outlets throughout North America for Wii, Nintendo DS, Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION 3 computer entertainment system, PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, PSP (PlayStation Portable) system, and Games for Windows and Mac.
Press Release from 4mm Games, LLC
4mm Games, LLC ("4mm") today officially announced its formation. The company was founded by Rockstar Games co-founders Jamie King and Gary Foreman and former Image Metrics exec Nicholas Perrett, joined by Paul Coyne, a respected twenty year veteran of the technology and entertainment industries.
1Up.com is reporting that animation powerhouse Studio Ghibli is working on a Nintendo DS game. Titled NINOKUNI, the fantasy adventure RPG title, produced with Level-5, follows a little kid named Oliver who is promised the return of his deceased mother by a sprite.
Ghibli president Toshio Suzuki told FAMITSU magazine that collaboration came about when musician Naoya Fujimaki introduced the two companies to each other, following the completion of PONYO, their latest theater, which arrives in the U.S. in August.
Midway Games Inc. today announced that it has entered into a "stalking horse" asset purchase agreement with Warner Bros. Ent. Inc., and filed a sale and bid procedures motion with the bankruptcy court to conduct the sale of the company’s assets pursuant to Section 363 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. The bid procedures will provide for notice to be given to third parties of the pending sale to Warner Bros. Ent. and offer the opportunity for interested parties to bid on the company's assets.
Press Release from PPC Enterprises
PPC Enterprises has revealed that phenomenally successful porcine pair Pinky and Perky are due to appear in their very own CD Rom game from Avanquest -- one of the biggest publishers of computer games in the UK.
Press Release from SEGA of America, Inc. and SEGA Europe Ltd.
SAN FRANCISCO AND LONDON (May 20, 2009) -- SEGA of America, Inc. and SEGA Europe Ltd. today reveal more details surrounding the much-anticipated next-gen FPS game, ALIENS VS. PREDATOR (working title). It will be the first title launched in SEGA's forthcoming series of ALIENS games licensed from Twentieth Century Fox Licensing & Merchandising (Fox Licensing).
Press Release from Disney Consumer Products
GLENDALE, Calif. -- Ever admired a pair of customized Mickey Mouse ears or a Disney Princess castle toy while on a Disney vacation, and later regretted not buying it once you returned home? Or wished you could travel to Disneyland wearing a Disneyland t-shirt en route? Now, for the first time ever, you can purchase select merchandise from Disney's domestic theme parks and resorts outside of the parks and online only at DisneyStore.com and/or DisneyParks.com/store.
Press Release from Warner Bros. Digital Distribution
Burbank, Calif., May 19, 2009 -- Halcyon Games, a division of The Halcyon Company along with Warner Premiere and Warner Bros. Digital Distribution today announced the first full length Machinima series titled TERMINATOR SALVATION: THE MACHINIMA SERIES.