MINNEAPOLIS, Mar 08, 2010 -- THQ Wireless Inc., a subsidiary of THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI), today announced that an iPhone version of the critically acclaimed de Blob ® video game franchise is now available for download worldwide on iTunes for $2.99 and will soon be available for the iPad. An addictive puzzle-action maze game with more than 4,000 unique levels, de Blob: Revolution provides players with hours of pick-up and play, brain teasing fun and brings back to center stage the colorful, paint-splattering character, de Blob.
"de Blob has a huge fan following across both core and casual gamers, and this new mobile game is just one of the many ways in which we will be further extending this brand and bringing the humorous, paint-splattering character to life," said Adam Comiskey, Vice President of THQ Wireless. "We are excited to bring back the de Blob franchise to our wireless portfolio as an all-new mobile game that delivers even more fun and entertaining play features than before."
About de Blob: Revolution
In de Blob: Revolution, the citizens of Prisma City are trapped as Graydians by the evil I.N.K.T. Corporation. As deBlob, players must draw or tap the screen in order to help free these Graydians by finding the best possible route within the maze of each building. There are three types of buildings in the game that players can choose from, including the Rescue Building, where players try to free as many Graydians as possible with no time limit and no threat from the I.N.K.T. Corporation; the Speed Rescue Building, where players aim to free the Graydians and receive a bonus for rescuing them quickly; and the I.N.K.T. Chase Building, where players have a limited time to attempt to free the Graydians before the I.N.K.T. agents enter the property and seize de Blob. Players can unlock new game features as well by increasing their ranking in three ways: A green ranking is awarded for freeing most of the Graydians in a particular maze; a blue ranking is given for rapidly freeing the Graydians; and, an orange ranking is awarded for freeing the Graydians in the buildings with the more challenging mazes.
de Blob: Revolutioncan be purchased directly at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/de-blob-revolution/id354989412?mt=8.
About de Blob
One of the most acclaimed video game titles of 2008 and one of the true breakout Wii hits of that year, de Blob presents the adventures of the lovable yet edgy title character who must save the world from an oppressive monochrome future. Taking on the evil I.N.K.T. Corporation who has declared "Color is a Crime!" and leeched Chroma City of all its beauty and interest, it's up to de Blob and his underdog group of determined Color Revolutionaries, to use their unique abilities to color the world back to life to restore order and free the citizens from a black and white future. THQ recently announced plans to publish new games based on de Blob across multiple gaming platforms in its fiscal year ending March 31, 2011, as well as an alliance with Syfy whereby Syfy plans to publish webisodes, television and consumer products based on de Blob.
About THQ Wireless
THQ Wireless Inc., a subsidiary of THQ Inc., 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 http://www.thqwireless.com. THQ Wireless is a registered trademark of THQ Wireless Inc.
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 http://www.thq.com. THQ, de Blob and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.
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