World Wrestling Federation Video Game Lineup Announced for Electronic Entertainment Expo.
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 17, 2001
THQ Inc. (Nasdaq:THQI) and JAKKS Pacific Inc. (Nasdaq:JAKK) today announced their lineup of four upcoming World Wrestling Federation(R) video games, which will be on display at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) from May 17-19.
The games will be in the THQ booth, located at No. 4001, Petree Hall.
"We're extremely excited about the next generation of World Wrestling Federation(R) video games," said Jeffrey Lapin, vice chairman and COO, THQ. "We plan on taking full advantage of the new hardware systems."
"The games being unveiled at E3," stated Stephen Berman, president and COO, JAKKS Pacific, "will provide a new level of experience for PlayStation 2, Xbox, Game Boy Advance, online gamers and World Wrestling Federation enthusiasts worldwide. We are looking forward to the new opportunities these advanced platforms will afford us."
These upcoming releases include:
-- "WWF Raw is War(TM)": All the bedlam that is the World Wrestling Federation comes to the Xbox video game system. It's no holds barred action, looking and playing better than ever for fall 2001. -- "WWF SmackDown!(TM)" "Just Bring It": Players lay the "SmackDown" like never before as the SmackDown! brand makes its much-anticipated debut on the PlayStation(R) 2 computer entertainment system. The third installment of this top-selling franchise is scheduled for fall 2001. -- "WWF Betrayal(TM)": Uncover the mystery of who kidnapped Stephanie McMahon(TM) and regain the championship in the first-ever World Wrestling Federation action-adventure for Game Boy(R) Color. Coming this summer. -- "WWF With Authority!(TM)": A multi-player online strategy game that allows players to enjoy head-to-head matches with World Wrestling Federation fans around the world. Currently available for download at wwf.com, gamers can experience this online thrill across the globe at any time.
Also recently announced, is the newest addition to the World Wrestling Federation video game franchise, "WWF Road to Wrestlemania(TM)." Stunning graphics and highly detailed characters bring the action to life for the first time ever on Game Boy(R) Advance.
Featuring five in-depth game modes and more than 20 World Wrestling Federation Superstars, players can compete for glory in six different match types. Coming to Game Boy Advance in fall 2001.
Xbox is Microsoft's future-generation video game system that delivers new and unforeseen gameplay experiences. With more than three times the graphics performance of the newest generation of game systems, Xbox unleashes game designers' creativity to produce games that are challenging, exhilarating, surprising and fun.
About JAKKS Pacific
JAKKS Pacific is a multi-brand toy company that designs, develops, produces and markets toys and related products under various brand names (including Flying Colors(R), Road Champs(R), Remco(R), Child Guidance(R), Color Club(R) and Pentech(R)) in multiple product categories, including Wheels, Action Figures, Crafts/Activities/Stationery, Infant/Pre-School, Trading Cards/Games, Plush and Dolls.
The company also participates in a joint venture with THQ that has exclusive worldwide rights to publish and market World Wrestling Federation Entertainment(R) (WWFE) video games. Visit www.jakkspacific.com or www.jakkswwf.com.
THQ develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software worldwide for a variety of hardware platforms including PC CD-ROM, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Sony Computer Entertainment, Nintendo and Microsoft. The THQ Web site is located at www.thq.com.
This news release contains statements that are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the company's business based, in part, on assumptions made by management. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in such forward-looking statements due to numerous factors, including, but not limited to, those described above and the following: changes in demand for the company's products, product mix, the timing of customer orders and deliveries, the impact of competitive products and pricing and difficulties encountered in the integration of acquired businesses. In addition, such statements could be affected by growth rates and market conditions relating to the interactive software industry and general domestic and international economic conditions. Specific information concerning these and other such factors is contained in the company's most recent report on Form 8-K, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Nov. 13, 2000. A copy of this filing may be obtained by contacting the company or the SEC. The forward-looking statements contained herein speak only as of the date on which they are made, and the company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release.
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