THQ Inc. and Sega Corporation have entered into an exclusive, multi-title co-publishing agreement under which THQ will co-publish 16 Game Boy Advance titles featuring Sega brands in North America through 2003. The launch will begin with six titles released through March 2002. The agreement provides Sega with greater exposure on the Game Boy Advance platform as it transitions exclusively to software publishing and provides THQ with content to help solidify its position as a leading independent Game Boy Advance publisher. Sega and THQ will collaborate on all Sega-branded Game Boy Advance games to ensure concurrent release with Sega's major platform titles. In addition to the six initial titles being released, the two companies will co-develop and release 10 more titles through 2003.