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THQ and Nickelodeon discuss upcoming titles

  THQ and Nickelodeon announced today two upcoming titles under their previously announced contract to develop and publish games. Tak and the Power of JuJu is the first working title among the two companies, and was developed and created by Avalanche. The game is scheduled for release on the Playstation 2 in 2003. Interstellar P.I.G. is the other working title and is based on Nickelodeon's adaption of William Sletor's 1995 novel of the same name. This game will also be released in 2003.

   "We are constantly looking for new ways to deliver great content to the expanding, all-ages gaming audience," stated Jeff Lapin, Vice Chairman and COO, THQ. "This new relationship with Nickelodeon is unrivaled among all entertainment content creators. It enables us to combine the two companiesí kids entertainment expertise in creating truly multi-media properties."

   "Tak and Interstellar P.I.G. are creatively unique properties which follow in the Nickelodeon tradition of compelling stories, adventure and humor that appeal to kids of all ages," said Albie Hecht, Nickelodeonís President of Film and TV Entertainment. "THQís development expertise combined with Nickelodeonís creative sensibilities will ensure that we deliver top-quality gameplay on the PlayStation 2 and GameCube."

   Tak and The Power of JuJu is a 3D gaming adventure that takes place in an ancient, tribal world where magic, juju, actually works. The game consists of exploration, puzzle solving, and arcade-style skill mastery. Interstellar P.I.G. blends strategy, adventure and action game play into a truly addictive game of epic proportions.

2/13/2002 Matt Stensrud

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