AGOURA HILLS, Calif.– June 16, 2008– THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced that Bratz™ Girlz Really Rock is currently in development and is expected to release on Wii™, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and Nintendo DS™ this fall. Based on the upcoming doll line and animated movie of the same name, the game will feature an exciting story line and a full range of activities including live music performances, a makeover station with the latest make-up and hairstyling choices, a fashion design suite as well as skydiving and miniature golf to play with a friend.
The upcoming release of Bratz Girlz Really Rock will mark the seventh title released under THQ’s worldwide interactive agreement with MGA Entertainment, the manufacturers of the widely popular Bratz™ dolls. The Bratz™ video game portfolio from THQ has enjoyed much success, with life-to-date sales making it one of the top-selling girls gaming franchises of all time.
About Bratz Girlz Really Rock
In the Bratz Girlz Really Rock video game, fans can play as Cloe™, Jade™, Sasha™ or Yasmin™ as they glam it up at Camp Starshine, a summer camp for the performing arts. When the girls befriend an accomplished ballerina, they join together for the performance of a lifetime in the camp talent competition. Players can practice in the recording studio or go on stage for a live guitar or keyboard performance of music from the DVD movie soundtrack. The makeover station provides players with realistic lipstick tubes and blush brushes to apply the latest make-up trends as well as cut, color and curling options for new hairstyles. Exciting new mini-games include skydiving in chic aerial poses, miniature golfing across up to 18 holes, playing the guitar or keyboard in a recording studio or live on stage, as well as dancing in a studio or performing on stage.
For more information about THQ’s Bratz™ video games, as well as additional THQ titles, please visit www.playthq.com.
About MGA Entertainment, Inc.
MGA Entertainment, a consumer entertainment products company headquartered in Van Nuys, California, manufactures innovative lines of proprietary and licensed products including toys and games, dolls, consumer electronics, home décor, stationery and sporting goods. The MGA family includes such brands as the award-winning Bratz™, Bratz Babyz™, Bratz Kidz™, Lil’ Bratz™, Rescue Pets™ and the newly acquired Little Tikes® brand. MGA has also acquired worldwide licensing rights for Zapf Creation®. For more information please visit: www.mgae.com www.bratz.com www.littletikes.com
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 may be found at www.playthq.com. THQ and the THQ logo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.
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