Walt Disney Pictures Presentation of a Pixar Animation Studios Film The Incredibles Videogame Secures Coveted Sales Milestone on PlayStation®2 and Nintendo GameCube
Videogame Joins PlayStation 2 'Greatest Hits' and Nintendo GameCube 'Players Choice' Collections at the Reduced Price of $19.99
CALABASAS HILLS, Calif., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Reaching a significant retail milestone, THQ Inc. today announced that The Incredibles videogame, based on the Academy Award(R)-winning Walt Disney Pictures presentation of a Pixar Animation Studios film, The Incredibles, has been added to the Nintendo GameCube(TM) "Players Choice" and PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system "Greatest Hits" collections throughout North America. The Incredibles, developed by THQ's Heavy Iron Studios appeals to gamers of all ages and is now available for PlayStation 2 and GameCube at $19.99 MSRP.
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"THQ continues to enjoy enormous success with The Incredibles videogame, which launched in conjunction with the film's theatrical release last November," said Tiffany Ternan, Senior Vice President, North American Sales, THQ. "To date, THQ has already shipped 4.5 million units worldwide and we look forward to continued momentum at this attractive new price point."
About The Incredibles Videogame
The Incredibles videogame features challenging superhero action and adventure combined with the unique graphical style and humor of the critically acclaimed Pixar film presented by Disney. The game allows players to relive the movie experience by assuming the role of each of the film's key characters in visually stunning environments ranging from lush jungle islands to grand skyscraper-filled cities. The game spans more than 18 levels including bonuses and extra hidden features.
The Incredibles is also available for the Xbox(R) videogame and entertainment system from Microsoft, Nintendo Game Boy(R) Advance, and PC/Mac, as well as The Incredibles: When Danger Calls, an additional PC/Mac title featuring an assortment of minigames.
This November, THQ expects to release an all-new videogame titled The Incredibles: The Rise of the Underminer. Join Mr. Incredible and Frozone in the next saga as they team up to defeat the Underminer. This game will be available for both console and handheld videogame systems. Please visit http://www.thq.com/ for more information.
About Pixar Animation Studios
Pixar Animation Studios combines creative and technical artistry to create original stories in the medium of computer animation. Pixar has created six of the most successful and beloved animated films of all time: Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo and The Incredibles. Pixar has won 18 Academy Awards(R) and its six films have grossed more than $3.2 billion at the worldwide box office to date. The Northern California studio will release its next film, Cars, on June 9, 2006.
About Buena Vista Games
Buena Vista Games, Inc. (BVG) is the interactive entertainment arm of The Walt Disney Company. BVG publishes, markets and distributes a broad portfolio of multi-platform video games and interactive entertainment worldwide. The company also licenses properties and works directly with third-party interactive game publishers to bring products for all ages to market. For more information, please log on to http://www.buenavistagames.com/.
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