THQ Inc. has shipped globally THE INCREDIBLES: RISE OF THE UNDERMINER videogame for play on PlayStation2, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube, Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS and Windows PC/Mac. This is the followup to the hit videogame, THE INCREDIBLES, inspired by a Walt Disney Pictures presentation of a Pixar Animations Studios film, THE INCREDIBLES.
THQs original THE INCREDIBLES videogame, which launched in conjunction with the film's theatrical release in November 2004, exceeded five million units shipped, and the title was the best-selling new property of 2004 in the U.S., according to The NPD Group Inc.
"THQ is extremely excited to bring fans of THE INCREDIBLES a new adventure that picks up where the film and the first installment of the game ended," said Jack Sorensen, evp of Worldwide Studios, THQ. "Game developer Heavy Iron's collaboration with the team at Pixar illustrates the commitment our companies have to delivering an experience that is true to THE INCREDIBLES world."
"The first game based on THE INCREDIBLES truly complemented the high action vision director Brad Bird had for the film," said Pixar Animation Studios John Walker, producer of THE INCREDIBLES. "THE INCREDIBLES: RISE OF THE UNDERMINER continues where the film left off, challenging gamers to explore a whole new dimension of THE INCREDIBLES world."
Gameplay has superheroes Mr. Incredible and Frozone journeying underground to confront the Underminer's robot minions and stop his diabolical plot to pollute the major cities of the world. The all-new, co-operative multiplayer action allows players to work as a team with the ability to change characters at any time while competing for points to upgrade their special moves and superpowers.
THQ's Heavy Iron Studios developed THE INCREDIBLES and the company's Helixe studio developed the Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS versions.
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