THQ Ships 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' for Game Boy Color System.
CALABASAS HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 19, 2000
THQ Inc. (Nasdaq:THQI) today announced the release of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" for Game Boy(R) Color. Licensed by FOX Interactive and developed by GameBrains the game is based on the television phenomenon, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," and is now available at major retail outlets nationwide.
"'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' has continued in its popularity on the WB network year after year; with over 4 million viewers a week, it ranks No. 3 among all other WB shows," said Germaine Gioia, vice president, licensing, THQ. "We're excited to bring the same pulse-pounding action to 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' fans of all ages onto the Game Boy Color."
"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" for Game Boy Color allows players to explore eight familiar environments from the show including the Old Mansion, the Sunnydale Zoo and the Cemetery. As Buffy, players fight demons and destroy vampires. The game also features story sequences that allow the player to interact with characters from the show's cast including Willow, Xander, Anya, Giles, Cordelia and Angel.
Additionally, Fox Interactive has previously announced that they are publishing a "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" game for the PlayStation, Dreamcast and PC gaming platforms. Developed by Southern California-based The Collective, the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" games will be available in Spring 2001.
About Fox Interactive
Recognized as an innovative industry leader, Fox Interactive, an operating unit of Fox Filmed Entertainment, a News Corporation company, is committed to developing a full range of bold and engaging interactive entertainment. The company creates and publishes computer and video game software based on Fox franchises as well as new and original properties. Fox Interactive games currently released include the 3D platform game "CROC 2," the top selling PC hit "Aliens versus Predator," "The X-Files," "Die Hard Trilogy 2: Viva Las Vegas," "The Simpsons Cartoon Studio and Virtual Springfield." Check out Fox's upcoming games at Fox Interactive's Web site at http://www.foxinteractive.com.
THQ Inc. develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software worldwide for a variety of hardware platforms including PC CD-ROM, and those manufactured by Sony, Nintendo, Microsoft and Sega. The THQ site is located at http://www.thq.com.
The statements contained in this release which are not historical facts may be deemed to constitute forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially from those projected in such statements due to a number of risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, demand and competition for the company's products and other risks and uncertainties detailed in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and as more specifically set forth in the company's report on form 8-K, filed on March 21, 2000.
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