Agoura Hills, Calif. - November 23, 2010 - One of the hottest new gifts of the holiday season brings families together like no other, encouraging artistic expression, inspiring untapped creativity and setting the stage for family game nights that blend creativity with technology.
It's the new uDraw GameTablet ™ from THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI), developed exclusively for the Wii™ system from Nintendo and now available at retailers nationwide.
Already among the top-selling Wii titles at online retailer Amazon.com, the uDraw GameTablet - which has a suggested retail price of $69.99, including the uDraw Studio™ game - has been praised by parenting publications, video game writers and holiday gift-guide experts for its innovation, versatility and fun.
"Nothing is more important than fostering creative expression and freedom, and uDraw makes it possible to explore your artistic side through your Wii video game console," said Martin Good, Executive Vice President of THQ's Kids, Family, Casual Games and Global Online Services. "Especially at the holidays, we all want to find affordable gifts that the entire family can enjoy together, which is exactly what the uDraw is designed to be."
For everyone from scribblers and doodlers to accomplished artists and families who want to enjoy a fast-paced game of Pictionary™ in an entirely new way, the uDraw GameTablet turns the TV screen into a virtual art studio.
THQ created the uDraw GameTablet with the entire family in mind. Designers incorporated such features as tilt and motion-sensing capabilities and a slightly oversized, pressure-sensitive stylus, housing them in a curved, easy-to-hold device that artists of any age can use.
The uDraw GameTablet with uDraw Studio provides an impressive array of artistic tools. It offers a virtually unlimited color palette, variety of art canvases, and limitless possibilities - plus the ability to save artwork created on the device to an SD memory card, making it simple to print and share art with friends and family.
The uDraw GameTablet sparks the imagination, but it's also designed for pure fun, with two new uDraw™ games for Wii that are separately available at retailers, Pictionary™ and Dood's Big Adventure™ (each with a suggested retail price of $29.99).
Pictionary™ brings a decidedly high-tech twist to the classic game of quick sketches and crazy guesses. As this favorite board game celebrates its 25th anniversary, the uDraw GameTablet brings it to video game consoles for the first time in two decades and features completely new ways to play the game, plus a unique set of "Junior" clues - for more than 3,000 clues in all.
In Dood's Big Adventure, players use their uDraw GameTablet in exciting ways, including personalizing their own "Dood" avatar and many of the game's backgrounds, then helping Dood through an incredible journey by solving drawing-related challenges.
The uDraw GameTablet is now available at retailers nationwide with a suggested retail price of $69.99 - complete with the uDraw Studio, making it an ideal way for the family to draw together at the holidays. Discover more about the uDraw GameTablet online at http://www.WorldofUDraw.com or by visiting the World of uDraw Facebook page.
THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. The company develops its products for all popular game systems, personal computers and wireless devices. Headquartered in Los Angeles County, California, THQ sells product through its global network of offices located throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. More information about THQ and its products can be found at www.thq.com. THQ, uDraw, uDraw GameTablet, Dood's Big Adventure and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.
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