AGOURA HILLS, Calif. - June 24, 2008 - THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced WALL.E, the video game based on the highly-anticipated Disney.Pixar film, has shipped into retail outlets throughout North America for WiiT, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, Nintendo DST, Games for Windows®, Mac and mobile phones. Developed by
Heavy Iron Studios, the game will also be made available worldwide in more than 69 countries including UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Japan and Australia over the coming months. WALL.E is rated E for everyone and is now available for the suggested retail prices of $49.99 (Wii, Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 system), $39.99 (PlayStation 2 system), $29.99 (PSP system, Nintendo DS) and $19.99 (Games for Windows, Mac).
THQ's long-running and successful relationship with Disney.Pixar has achieved shipments of more than 35 million units worldwide. The launch of WALL.E marks the second installment in the company's well-established and successful association with Disney.Pixar, which includes rights to create games based on four newly created Disney.Pixar film properties. Last year's Ratatouille video game was the first property released by THQ under this agreement and was a top performing kids title in 2007.
About the WALL.E Video Game
Players take control of WALL.E and EVE through a fast-paced adventure based on the upcoming Disney.Pixar film. The game allows fans to relive some of the movie's most thrilling moments as they explore more than nine massive environments filled with non-stop action and adventure, along with head-to-head multiplayer challenges. Players will recognize the storyline, characters and key locations from the WALL.E film as they carry out intense missions, dodge dangerous enemies and navigate their way through a futuristic world. In addition, the game contains new storylines and environments that movie-goers will not see in theaters. WALL.E also features major movie "voice" talent, including Jeff Garlin (Curb Your Enthusiasm) and
Academy Award® -winning sound designer Ben Burtt.
To download a free demo of the WALL.E video game, please visit www.wallevideogame.com. For more information about this game and the rest of THQ's line-up of family-friendly titles, please visit www.playthq.com.
About the WALL?E Movie
What if mankind had to leave Earth, and somebody forgot to turn the last robot off?
Academy Award®-winning writer-director Andrew Stanton ("Finding Nemo") and the inventive storytellers and technical geniuses at Pixar Animation Studios ("The Incredibles," "Cars," "Ratatouille") transport moviegoers to a galaxy not so very far away for a new computer-animated cosmic comedy about a determined robot named WALL.E.
After hundreds of lonely years of doing what he was built for, WALL.E (short for Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-Class) discovers a new purpose in life (besides collecting knick-knacks) when he meets a sleek search robot named EVE. EVE comes to realize that WALL.E has inadvertently stumbled upon the key to the planet's future, and races back to space to report her findings to the humans (who have been eagerly awaiting word that it is safe to return home). Meanwhile, WALL.E chases EVE across the galaxy and sets into motion one of the most exciting and imaginative comedy adventures ever brought to the big screen.
Joining WALL.E on his fantastic journey across a universe of
never-before-imagined visions of the future, is a hilarious cast of characters including a pet cockroach, and a heroic team of malfunctioning misfit robots.
Filled with surprises, action, humor and heart, WALL.E was written and directed by Andrew Stanton, produced by Jim Morris, co-produced by Lindsey Collins and features original and innovative sound design by Academy Award®-winner Ben Burtt ("Star Wars," "Indiana Jones," "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial"). The film is due for release on June 27, 2008.