London February 10th, 2009– Capcom® today announced that it has appointed THQ Asia Pacific Pty Ltd., a subsidiary of THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI), as the sole distributor of its titles in Australia and New Zealand. Under the terms of the agreement, THQ Asia Pacific will be responsible for the distribution, sales and marketing for Capcom’s releases in this territory, effective immediately.
THQ Asia Pacific will launch the distribution relationship with the highly anticipated Street Fighter™IV and Resident Evil™ 5, which are scheduled for release for both Sony Computer Entertainment’s PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™) and the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft on February 20th and March 13th respectively, as well as Dead Rising™: Chop Til You Drop which is due for release on the Nintendo Wii on February 27th. In addition, THQ Asia Pacific will handle distribution for MotoGP™ on the Nintendo Wii and Neopets® Puzzle Adventure scheduled for release on the Nintendo Wii, DS and PC platforms.
Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment for game consoles, PCs, handheld and wireless devices. Founded in 1983, the company has created hundreds of games, including best-selling franchises Resident Evil, Street Fighter, Mega Man and Devil May Cry. Capcom maintains operations in the U.S., U.K., Germany, France, Tokyo Korea and Hong Kong, with corporate headquarters located in Osaka, Japan. More information about Capcom can be found on the company web site, www.capcom.com.
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