MINNEAPOLIS, Apr 05, 2010 --THQ Wireless Inc., a subsidiary of THQ Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI), today announced that Star Wars TM : Cantina, Star Wars TM : Yoda Soundboard and Star Wars TM :Lightsaber Duel - a sequel to the highly popular Lightsaber Unleashed application - are now available for worldwide download on iTunes. Featuring a colorful cast of characters from classic Star Wars films, the new products immerse players in "a galaxy far, far away," offering an entertaining and humorous perspective.
"Our new slate of Star Wars games and apps delivers both challenging, yet casual gameplay experiences that bring Star Wars to the iPhone in a fun and amusing way," said Adam Comiskey, Vice President of THQ Wireless. "These new games add yet another level of excellence to our expansive roster of iPhone games and applications."
About the Star Wars: Cantina Game
In Star Wars: Cantina players become galactic adventurer Nia Adea, now a proprietor of a cantina on the hot desert planet of Tatooine. Inundated by demanding customers - including the trigger-happy Rodians, burly Gamorreans, Imperial stormtroopers and more - players must frantically serve the thirsty customers. Accuracy and speed are key as players work toward meeting their daily quota of classic Star Wars characters served through Career and Endless Shift modes. As gamers achieve their goals, they are rewarded with décor and attractions for their cantina that will bring them more lucrative business patrons.
Star Wars TM : Cantina can be purchased for $4.99 directly at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/star-wars-cantina/id363672887?mt=8.
About Star Wars: Yoda Sound Board
In Star Wars: Yoda Sound Board, players can finally receive the life changing advice from the galaxy's wisest Jedi Master - right at their fingertips. With more than 30 favorite quotes including, "A Jedi craves not these things" and "You must confront Vader," Jedi Master Yoda will impart his words of wisdom to every Star Wars fan.
Star Wars TM : Yoda Sound Board can be purchased for $.99 directly at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/star-wars-yoda-sound-board/id359510758?mt=8.
About Star Wars: Lightsaber Duel
The sequel to Lightsaber Unleashed, which to date has been downloaded to more than 11 million* phones, invites players to face off against a friend in a fierce battle of clashing lightsabers by swinging their iPhone while it produces authentic lightsaber sound effects. In the game, players can choose from 15 popular Star Wars characters, as well as create a character with a customizable lightsaber. In addition to engaging single-player entertainment, fans with iPhones supporting Bluetooth peer-to-peer connectivity can battle one another with lightsabers that react to the action in real time. As an added bonus, any song can be played from a player's library as a soundtrack to a battle while those in search of the ultimate Star Wars experience can play the classic theme song that is included with the application.
*Source: Apple / iTunes Report; Title - Star Wars: Lightsaber Unleashed
Star Wars TM : Lightsaber Duel can be purchased for $.99 directly at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/star-wars-lightsaber-duel/id362158521?mt=8.
About THQ Wireless
THQ Wireless Inc., a subsidiary of THQ Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI), is a global leader in mobile entertainment, offering a wide range of wireless products, including games, personalization products, information services and messaging based on top brands such as the WWE, Star Wars and popular Nickelodeon properties. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, THQ Wireless has distribution agreements through wireless carriers across the globe. Further information can be found at www.thqwireless.com. THQ Wireless is a registered trademark of THQ Wireless Inc.
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