Nickelodeons popular Danny Phantom character is available for the first time as a videogame, DANNY PHANTOM: THE ULTIMATE ENEMY, which THQ Inc. has released to retail outlets throughout North America. This fast-paced, action game based on a special episode of the popular Nickelodeon television series, DANNY PHANTOM.
The videogame recreates all of Danny's TV powers, allowing players to walk through walls, shoot ghostly beams and howl a ghostly wail as he travels through time to save the world.
"We're excited to bring DANNY PHANTOM to the interactive world for the first time," said Kelly Flock, evp, worldwide publishing. "Fans of the show are sure to enjoy the varied gameplay and paranormal powers of Danny on the Game Boy Advance."
"DANNY PHANTOM has enjoyed huge success," said Steve Youngwood, svp, Nickelodeon Media Products Group. "We're thrilled to be partnering with THQ to bring the property to the interactive world for the first time."
Danny's first installment on the Game Boy Advance is based on a special DANNY PHANTOM episode airing Sept, 16, 2005, 8-9:00 pm on Nickelodeon. The future is in peril and Danny must use all of his paranormal powers to save his friends and family from the most dangerous force imaginable.
Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products is a part of Nickelodeon Enterprises, the ancillary business unit of Nickelodeon Networks. It is responsible for licensing Nickelodeon brands and characters as well as the properties of Paramount Pictures, Comedy Central, Spike TV and MTV (Intl), as well as some non-Viacom properties. Nickelodeon Enterprises is active in all ancillary markets, including merchandise licensing, home video, interactive software, electronic media, online, wireless, book and magazine publishing, music, live tour and stage shows, theme parks and themed hotel venues. Nickelodeon Enterprises manages the largest TV-based licensing business in the world with $4 billion in retail sales.
THQ Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI) is a leading, worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software for a variety of hardware platforms including PC CD-ROM, wireless devices and those manufactured by Sony Computer Ent. America Inc., Nintendo and Microsoft. Headquartered in Los Angeles County, California, THQ (www.thq.com) sells product through its global network of offices located in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Korea and Australia.