CALABASAS HILLS, Calif. - Dec. 5, 2002 - THQ® Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI) and SEGA® Corporation today announced that THQ will publish "Jet Grind Radio"TM for the Game Boy® Advance. Scheduled to ship in Spring 2003, "Jet Grind Radio" is part of THQ's and SEGA's multi-title exclusive publishing agreement.
"'Jet Grind Radio' is a great addition to our Game Boy Advance library," said Alison Locke, executive vice president, North American publishing, THQ. "The success of 'Sonic Advance'TM for Game Boy Advance and other top THQ published SEGA brands speaks to the popularity of handheld gaming and its continued growth."
"SEGA is known for its innovative and genre-defying content," said Shinobu Toyoda, executive vice president of content strategy and business development, SEGA of America, Inc. "With the release of 'Jet Grind Radio' for the Game Boy Advance, SEGA and THQ are delivering one of the industry's most popular urban adventures, which combines edgy elements of the streets, graffiti art, skating and music, to the handheld gaming audience."
About "Jet Grind Radio"
The hip-hop Dreamcast® hit makes its way to the Game Boy® Advance. "Jet Grind Radio" returns in true 3D, blasting through exciting and diverse levels with a complex AI engine that brings huge game levels, spanning over five different city environments, alive. The game features over 10 playable characters each with their own style, personality, and abilities. As Professor K scratches hip-hop and techno beats, players can explore multiple game modes including one-on-one races, freestyle skating for points, timed tagging sessions and the single player mission based mode. Multiplayer modes allow for up to four players to challenge each other in five styles of play:
Out Tag: Players race against the clock to out spray the competition before time expires.
Turf Wars: Friends team up to control the most turf.
Jet: Players race in a dash to the finish line.
Throw down: Players go one-on-one to out tag each other.
Tricky: Players earn points with massive grinds and crazy tricks.
SEGA of America is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA Corporation, a $3.5 billion corporation by market capitalization, recognized as a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. SEGA's Web site is located at http://www.sega.com.
THQ Inc. is a leading, worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software for a variety of hardware platforms including PC CD-ROM, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc., Nintendo and Microsoft. The THQ web site is located at http://www.thq.com. The THQ Wireless site is located at http://www.thqwireless.com.