THQ and Nickelodeon announced game lineup
THQ and Nickelodeon have officially announced their game lineup for 2002. THQ is the exclusive videogame publisher for Nickelodeon's television and movie products for kids aged 2-11. The games will be based on the television series Rugrats, SpongeBob SquarePants (yes!!), and Rocket Power. Also, games will be based on the Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius movie.
Here's a quick look at the 2002 THQ/Nickelodeon videogame lineup:
Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius - Based on the adventures of Jimmy Neutron, star of Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Moviesí highly successful, digitally animated motion picture. Players will help save the world and rescue the parents of Retroville from the evil Yokians. Available for GameCube and PlayStation 2 this spring.
Rugrats (working title) - Angelica is the self-appointed Queen of the Play Palace 3000 and has dubbed the rest of the Rugrats her loyal subjects. Tommy and friends will need to obey her commands to enter the palace and regain their most treasured items. Available for GameCube and PlayStation 2 this summer.
Rocket Power (working title) - The Rocket Power team must use their extreme sports skills to battle robot minions through Ocean Shores, the Lakes, the Robot Factory and Mondo Mountain in order to find out who's stealing the Ocean Shores beach. Available for PlayStation 2, GameCube and Game Boy Advance this summer.
SpongeBob SquarePants (working title) - This title pits SpongeBob against the Flying Dutchman, whom he accidentally released from a treasure chest prison. SpongeBob and his crew must find lost treasures hidden throughout Bikini Bottom to stop the Dutchmanís wicked plans and save themselves from being turned into ghosts. Available for PlayStation 2, GameCube and Game Boy Advance this fall.
"THQís Nickelodeon videogame releases have a proven track record including 24 products with total sales in excess of $250 million at retail worldwide since holiday 1998," said Jeff Lapin, vice chairman and COO, THQ. "That success has allowed us to expand the Nickelodeon videogame portfolio with a 2002 release schedule including nearly 20 new titles based on all of Nickelodeonís biggest brands."
"THQ has demonstrated that they are perfectly suited to take Nickelodeonís kidsí content and turn it into quality interactive entertainment," said Steve Youngwood, Vice President, Media Products Group, Nickelodeon Consumer Products. "We look forward to debuting our hottest properties on PlayStation 2 and GameCube in 2002, extending our reach to the expanding all-ages gaming audience."
2/11/2002 Matt Stensrud