Press Release from THQ Inc.
AGOURA HILLS, Calif. -- THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced plans to deliver MARVEL SUPER HERO SQUAD, the first video game based on the animated series, THE SUPER HERO SQUAD SHOW, scheduled to debut this fall on Cartoon Network. Marvel Super Hero Squad will mark the first title in THQ's licensing agreement with Marvel Entertainment, Inc., and is currently in development for Wii home video game system, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system and PSP (PlayStation Portable) system. The multiplayer adventure game will feature nonstop action-adventure gameplay and epic battles, as well as a breadth of the new, super-stylized Marvel characters.
"We are thrilled to add MARVEL SUPER HERO SQUAD to THQ's extensive licensed kids portfolio," said Kevin Kraff, vice president, global brand management, THQ. "Super Hero Squad will feature an animation style that will appeal to a younger audience, but its depth in graphics and gameplay will also engage the more mature, avid fans of the renowned Marvel brand."
"Expanding upon THE SUPER HERO SQUAD SHOW brand is a major initiative for Marvel in 2009, and launching the MARVEL SUPER HERO SQUAD video game is a key component in the brand expansion," said Simon Phillips, president, Worldwide Consumer Products, and CEO, Marvel Animation. "We are confident THQ will bring the renowned Marvel characters to life in a video game that will satisfy the longtime Marvel fans, as well as bring new fans into the fold."
About Marvel Super Hero SquadSet in the ever popular Marvel Universe, the Super Hero Squad is on a dire mission against Dr. Doom's Lethal Legion of villains to recover the hidden Infinity Fractals; fragments of the all-powerful Infinity Sword. Each Infinity Fractal holds incredible power and can have significant effects on its possessor, giving each character special abilities that could alter the game's rules and playing field. With more than 20 Marvel characters to mix and match, players can choose to take on the role of their favorite Super Heroes and Super Villains, such as Captain America, Dr. Doom, Falcon, Hulk, Iron Man, Juggernaut, Ms. Marvel, Silver Surfer, Thing, Thor and Wolverine, to name a few. Using character-specific super powers and customized combo attacks, players will blast, punch, and bash in fast-moving combat with their nemesis. Players can either jump into a battle arena against up to three opponents in Battle Mode, or choose to relive six campaigns as depicted from the animated series in Adventure Mode. MARVEL SUPER HERO SQUAD is an immersive, single and multiplayer game filled with dramatic, interactive environments where players are given extraordinary powers to fight for good or evil, depending on which Super Hero Squad character they chose to play as.