Heroes and Villains Join Forces in THQ's SpongeBob SquarePants

SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS FEATURING NICKTOONS: GLOBS OF DOOM has shipped to retailers nationwide for PlayStation 2, Wii and Nintendo DS from THQ, Inc. SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS FEATURING NICKTOONS: GLOBS OF DOOM is the latest release in the successful NICKTOONS videogame franchise, which has shipped approximately 4.5 million units worldwide.

The game is rated E for everyone and is available for the suggested retail prices of $39.99 (Wii) and $29.99 (PlayStation 2 system and Nintendo DS). In addition, the game is also scheduled to be available throughout Europe later this month.

SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS FEATURING NICKTOONS: GLOBS OF DOOM will allow players to take on the role of their favorite hero and villain from several highly popular Nickelodeon animated television shows. The game features 10 playable characters: five heroes (SpongeBob SquarePants, Jimmy Neutron, Danny Phantom, Invader Zim and Tak) and five villains (Plankton, Professor Calamitous, Technus, Dib and Tlaloc). For the first time in NICKTOONS history, these heroes and villains must work together to defeat the evil Globulous Maximus and his Morphoid Minions who pose a destructive threat to the universe. Each playable character must travel to iconic locales, such as Bikini Bottom and Amity Park, and is assigned a unique gadget to activate devastating combo attacks. The world's only hope of being saved lies in the hands of this extraordinary alliance between good and evil.

THQ's Incinerator Studios developed SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS FEATURING NICKTOONS: GLOBS OF DOOM for Wii and PlayStation 2. Natsume developed the game for Nintendo DS. For more information about this title and the rest of THQ's lineup of games, visit www.playthq.com.