THQ Wireless And 3D Developer FISHLABS Announce Publishing Agreement To Offer Premium 3D Multiplayer Games For Mobile Phones
THQ Wireless Ramps Up 3D Games Strategy With Announcement of Two FISHLABS Titles.
Hamburg, Germany, 29th of November 2005, THQ Wireless Inc., a subsidiary of THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI), and a global leader in publishing mobile entertainment products, announced today a publishing agreement with FISHLABS, a leading developer of 3D multiplayer games.
Under the terms of the agreement, THQ Wireless adds a number of innovative 3D multiplayer games to their existing portfolio of branded mobile entertainment. Powered by 3D engine ABYSS®, the games will introduce unparalleled 3D action for 3D enabled mass-market phones and cross-carrier racing for players worldwide.
“With these outstanding titles from FISHLABS, 3D gaming is ready for prime time,” said Adam Comiskey, THQ Wireless General Manager. “Working with FISHLABS, a premiere developer of 3D games, further illustrates THQ Wireless’ commitment to offer innovative wireless content and create new value through interactive communities.”
The first FISHLABS games scheduled for worldwide release in late 2005 include:
Cloud Commander™ is an action-loaded flight shooter introducing thrilling dogfight in the clouds and fast canyon shoot-outs with unrivalled 3D graphics, multiple missions, and head-to-head action.
Speed Spirit™ is a challenging 3D racer demanding highly advanced driving skills to get the top position in the drivers’ online ranking. The realistic driving physics and outstanding 3D graphics make Speed Spirit™ an extraordinary racing experience. Cross-carrier shadow racing is an innovative feature for the mobile arena, where players upload high-scores and best laps, to be able to download any other players lap as a ‘shadow’ to race against.
“After investing several man-years in our 3D gaming technology we have earned a reputation for high quality games and are proud to be working with THQ Wireless to bring these 3D mobile games to gamers worldwide,” said Michael Schade, CEO of FISHLABS. “The combination of FISHLABS’ innovative 3D game engine ABYSS® and game portfolio and THQ Wireless’ strengths in marketing and distribution will enable wireless gamers to play premium 3D games with and against each other, on a truly global basis.”
The Hamburg, Germany-based enterprise FISHLABS has succeeded in attaining international market leadership with its line-up of outstanding 3D titles and its ABYSS® game engine for 3D mobile games. It is one of eight companies listed as a leading studio on Sony Ericsson’s international developer website. Thanks to the powerful, platform-independent ABYSS® game engine, FISHLABS’ action-packed, graphics intensive titles offer heretofore unparalleled quality; moreover, with sixty 3D-capable models by eleven different manufacturers or more than 100 million phones worldwide, they also enjoy unique market coverage.
About THQ Wireless:
THQ Wireless Inc., a subsidiary of THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI), 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 licenses such as the WWE®, Star Wars, popular Nickelodeon properties and professional sports leagues including the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB and the NHRA. In addition to wireless entertainment products, THQ Wireless’ controlling interest in MINICK gives the company access to one of the largest premium messaging networks in the world in order to offer a broad range of services from content distribution to mobile marketing campaigns and place the company at the forefront of this rapidly growing messaging market. Headquartered in Los Angeles County, California, THQ Wireless has offices worldwide, in addition to distribution agreements through wireless carriers across the globe. Further information can be found at www.thqwireless.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 in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Spain, Korea and Australia. More information about THQ and its products may be found at www.thq.com and www.thqwireless.com. THQ, THQ Wireless and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.
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