Three new Nickelodeon and THQ titles are Shipping

by: Dan -
It looks like a good week to stock up on those kids titles, as Nickelodeon and THQ announced three games coming to the Nintendo DS, Wii and Playstation 2 are now shipping. SpongeBob SquarePants featuring Nicktoons: Globs of Doom ($39.99 Wii, $29.99 DS and PS2), Back at the Barnyard: Slop Bucket Games ($29.99 DS) and The Naked Brothers Band The Video Game w/Mic ($49.99 Wii, $39.99 PS2, $29.99 DS and $19.99 PC).  That's a lot of pricing across several platforms for thee games.
Heroes and Villains Join Forces in THQ's SpongeBob SquarePants Featuring Nicktoons: Globs of Doom
Latest Release from Nicktoons Franchise Takes Cooperative Gameplay to New Dimension 

AGOURA HILLS, Calif., Oct 20, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced SpongeBob SquarePants featuring Nicktoons: Globs of Doom has shipped to retailers nationwide for the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system, Wii(TM) home video game system and Nintendo DS(TM). SpongeBob SquarePants featuring Nicktoons: Globs of Doom is the latest release in the highly successful Nicktoons video game franchise, which has shipped approximately 4.5 million units worldwide. The game is rated E for everyone and is available for the suggested retail prices of $39.99 (Wii) and $29.99 (PlayStation 2 system and Nintendo DS). In addition, the game is also scheduled to be available throughout Europe later this month. SpongeBob SquarePants featuring Nicktoons: Globs of Doom will allow players to take on the role of their favorite hero and villain from several highly popular Nickelodeon animated television shows. The game features 10 playable characters: five heroes (SpongeBob SquarePants, Jimmy Neutron, Danny Phantom, Invader Zim and Tak) and five villains (Plankton, Professor Calamitous, Technus, Dib and Tlaloc). For the first time in Nicktoons history, these heroes and villains must work together to defeat the evil Globulous Maximus and his Morphoid Minions who pose a destructive threat to the universe. Each playable character must travel to iconic locales, such as Bikini Bottom and Amity Park, and is assigned a unique gadget to activate devastating combo attacks. The world's only hope of being saved lies in the hands of this extraordinary alliance between good and evil. 

THQ's Incinerator Studios developed SpongeBob SquarePants featuring Nicktoons: Globs of Doom for Wii and PlayStation 2 system. Natsume developed the game for Nintendo DS. For more information about this title and the rest of THQ's lineup of games, please visit www.playthq.com. 




THQ's Back at the Barnyard: Slop Bucket Games Stampedes to Retail Shelves, Bringing the Popular Nickelodeon Television Series to Nintendo DS(TM) for the First Time
Latest Release in the Barnyard Video Game Franchise Herds Favorite TV Characters to New Pastures 

AGOURA HILLS, Calif., Oct 20, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- THQ Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI) today announced that Back at the Barnyard: Slop Bucket Games, based on the popular Nickelodeon television series, is now available at retail outlets throughout North America. The second installment in the Barnyard video game franchise, Back at the Barnyard: Slop Bucket Games is available for the first time on Nintendo DS at the suggested retail price of $29.99. The game is rated E for everyone and is also scheduled to be released throughout Europe later this month. In Back at the Barnyard: Slop Bucket Games, players will be able to play as one of their favorite characters from the TV show and compete in a series of wild and wacky sporting events. In an attempt to become the Slop Bucket champion, players will earn points while performing flips and tricks mid-air in Cowapault, drive a watermelon-filled truck through dirt roads in Melon Race, smack raccoons and coyotes with a hammer in Whack-a-Rac, and pick up sheep in a hot-air balloon in Balloon Shepherd. The game features a farm-themed version of classic arcade style gameplay, in which players will have the ability to freely explore the zany Barnyard world like never before, customize their characters and personalize their very own game arena.
For more information about Back at the Barnyard: Slop Bucket Games and the rest of THQ's lineup of titles, please visit www.playthq.com 



The First Ever Naked Brothers Band Video Game from THQ Headlines on Wii(TM), PlayStation(R)2 System, Nintendo DS(TM) and Windows PC
Rock University(TM) Presents: The Naked Brothers Band The Video Game Sets the Stage for Kids to Explore and Appreciate Music Through Rhythm-Based Gameplay
AGOURA HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- 

THQ Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI) today announced that Rock University(TM) Presents: The Naked Brothers Band The Video Game has shipped to retail outlets throughout North America for Wii(TM), PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system, Nintendo DS(TM) and Windows PC. Based on the hit Nickelodeon television series, the game features all of the main characters from the show and marks the first major console launch starring Nat Wolff and Alex Wolff and other band members from The Naked Brothers Band. 

Rock University branded games are designed specifically for younger gamers, which sets them apart from other music-themed video games that target more mature players. The Naked Brothers Band version is an interactive music experience that provides kids and tweens with a platform to learn and become passionate about music in a fun, family-friendly setting. With multiplayer functionality available on Wii and PlayStation 2 system, as well as two player support on DS, parents will be able to play along and jam with their kids. The game also features a variety of modes - Tour, Jam Session and Party - that are designed to get the whole family involved in gameplay.
In Rock University Presents: The Naked Brothers Band The Video Game, players will assume the role of one of The Naked Brothers Band members Nat, Alex, Qaasim, David, Thomas or Rosalina, as they embark on a music tour across the country. Throughout the game, players will have the opportunity to utilize a microphone to sing along to up to 25 of their favorite Naked Brothers Band songs, or play all the instruments that appear on the TV show, including drums, guitar, bass guitar, keyboard and cello. For a limited time, special editions of the game will also include a Logitech(R) Vantage(TM) microphone in-pack. Rock University Presents: The Naked Brothers Band The Video Game is rated E for Everyone and is available at the suggested retail prices of $49.99 (Wii, includes Logitech microphone), $39.99 (PlayStation2 system, includes Logitech microphone), $29.99 (DS) and $19.99 (Windows PC). 

For more information about this game and the rest of THQ's line-up of family-friendly titles, please visit www.playthq.com.



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