THQ Inc. will do a follow-up to the hit videogame based on THE INCREDIBLES, scheduled to release this fall on the PlayStation2, PSP, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS and PC/Mac.
THQ enjoyed enormous success with THE INCREDIBLES game launched in conjunction with the theatrical release this past November. Domestic shipments of the game have exceeded 2.5 million units, finishing 2004 as the overall best-selling new property of the year in the U.S., according to The NPD Group.
THQ's Heavy Iron Studios will develop the next console versions of THE INCREDIBLES and the company's Nintendo handheld studio Helixe, will develop the Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS versions. THQ's PSP exclusive studio, Pacific Coast Power & Light, will develop the PSP version of the game.
"Our ability to work with Disney and Pixar in creating this all new videogame based on the extremely popular Incredibles property demonstrates the depth of THQ's relationship with the talented teams at Disney and Pixar," said Jack Sorensen, evp of Worldwide Studios, THQ. "This next installment in the videogame series will give millions of fans worldwide the opportunity to interact with Mr. Incredible and many other beloved Incredibles characters in a brand new adventure this fall."
"The first game based on THE INCREDIBLES truly represented the high action vision Director Brad Bird had for the film," said Pixar Animation Studios John Walker, producer of THE INCREDIBLES. "This new game will encompass all the thrills and intensity of the first while taking players and our favorite superheroes to an entirely new dimension of The Incredibles world."
"After the amazing success of The Incredibles film and videogames, we look forward to BVG, Pixar and THQ joining forces once again to bring fans another chapter in this action-packed franchise," said Graham Hopper, svp/gm, Buena Vista Games Inc. (BVG).
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