Agoura Hills, CA - January 10, 2006 - THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) and Nickelodeon today announced Nicktoonsä Unite! for the Nintendo DSä videogame system has shipped to retail outlets throughout North America. Nicktoons Unite! allows gamers to play as the stars from some of the most popular Nickelodeon TV shows, including SpongeBob SquarePants, Timmy Turner (from the Fairly OddParents), Jimmy Neutron and Danny Phantom.
"We're excited to have the opportunity to bring the Nicktoons series to the Nintendo DS for the first time," said John Ardell, director of global brand management, THQ. "Nicktoons Unite! for the Nintendo DS takes full advantage of this innovative hardware by utilizing the dual screen, touch screen and microphone technology to provide a dynamic game play experience with the most beloved Nickelodeon characters."
"Nicktoons Unite! will allow fans to experience their favorite Nickelodeon characters and villains in a whole new handheld encounter," said Steve Youngwood, senior vice president, Entertainment Products, Nickelodeon and Viacom Consumer Products.
For more information on Nicktoons Unite! and the rest of THQ's product line-up, please visit www.thq.com.
About Nicktoons! Unite for the Nintendo DS
Nicktoons Unite! for the Nintendo DS allows players to play as their favorite Nickelodeon characters: SpongeBob SquarePants, Timmy Turner, Jimmy Neutron and Danny Phantom. In this new game, the most devious plan ever created in the Nicktoons world is unfolding. Professor Calamitous has pulled together Plankton, Vlad and Crocker to form a group known as The Evil Syndicate. The wicked foursome have begun to wreak havoc throughout Retroville, Amity Park, Dimmsdale and Bikini Bottom in an attempt to take over the world. Not to be outsmarted, Jimmy Neutron calls upon his own band of Nicktoons to take out The Evil Syndicate, along with the devastating Doomsday device. It's good versus evil where only one side will prevail in Nicktoons Unite!.
About Nickelodeon and Viacom Consumer Products
Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products manages the third largest licensing business in the world with $4.7 billion in retail sales in 2004, from such properties as SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer. The department handles the merchandising for Nick Jr., Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures, Comedy Central, MTVN International, and Spike TV.