THQ Inc. announced a new design feature that links multiple titles in THQ's Nickelodeon videogame lineup for the PlayStation 2, enabling expanded game play and special features for consumers who own more than one of the titles. THQ's Nickelodeon games that incorporate this special Cross Save feature include TAK: THE GREAT JUJU CHALLENGE, SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS: LIGHTS, CAMERA PANTS!, NICKTOONS UNITE! and BARNYARD, based on Paramount Pictures'/Nickelodeon Movies' upcoming theatrical release.
"THQ is thrilled to provide such a unique opportunity to reward fan loyalty," said John Ardell, director, global brand management, THQ. "The Cross Save feature offers consumers an opportunity to experience added playability in THQ's Nickelodeon titles on PlayStation 2."
The Cross Save feature follows a three-tiered approach. When the Memory Card accessory for the PlayStation 2 detects one of the other three saved Nickelodeon games for the first time, a new tier of bonus content will be unlocked for each game. Players will be able to access different costumes, more health, magic ability, vehicles and much more.
TAK: THE GREAT JUJU CHALLENGE, SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS: LIGHTS, CAMERA, PANTS! and NICKTOONS UNITE! are now available and BARNYARD is expected to be available in the 2nd half of 2006.
Nickelodeon and Viacom Consumer Products (NVCP) manages the merchandise licensing, home video, music, book and interactive software businesses for Nickelodeon brands and characters as well as the properties of Comedy Central, Spike TV and MTV Networks Intl, plus some non-Viacom properties. In addition, NVCP manages the merchandise, interactive, book, and wireless licensing for Paramount Pictures properties. The NVCP business represents over $4 billion in retail sales. Nickelodeon, MTV Networks, Comedy Central and Spike TV are trademarks of Viacom International Inc.
Nickelodeon, now in its 26th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. The company includes television programming and production in the U.S. and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books, magazines and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is seen in more than 89 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for ten consecutive years. Nickelodeon is owned by Viacom Intl Inc.
THQ Inc. is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. The company develops its products for all popular game systems, personal computers and wireless devices. Headquartered in Los Angeles County, THQ sells product through its global network of offices located throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. More information may be found at www.thq.com and www.thqwireless.com.