THQ & Sony Pictures ink video game license agreements

MUMBAI: THQ Inc and Sony Pictures Consumer Products, Inc. signed two multi-year licensing agreements granting THQ the exclusive worldwide rights to develop and publish video games based on Sony Pictures Television’s game show properties, Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune.

 

The new agreements give THQ rights to publish interactive games based on the two properties for the Wii video game system, Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi, and grants THQ options for additional platforms.

 

“We are excited to add two iconic properties such as Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune to our kids, family and casual games portfolio. The opportunity to implement new features such as Wii Speak will re-imagine how these games are played and engage fans with a whole new level of interactivity,” said THQ Kids, Family and Casual Games EVP Doug Clemmer.

 

“Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune are extraordinarily popular across the globe and it was important for us to find a partner with an international vision. THQ’s focus and proven success within the family market made them the most logical team to bring these renowned properties to new platforms, and we look forward to working with them to create family-friendly interactive experiences,” said Sony Pictures Consumer Products vice president Licensing Mark Caplan.

 

THQ plans to release the first video games under this agreement later this year.

signed two multi-year licensing agreements granting THQ the exclusive worldwide rights to develop and publish video games based on Sony Pictures Television’s game show properties, Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune.

 

 

The new agreements give THQ rights to publish interactive games based on the two properties for the Wii video game system, Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi, and grants THQ options for additional platforms.

 

“We are excited to add two iconic properties such as Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune to our kids, family and casual games portfolio. The opportunity to implement new features such as Wii Speak will re-imagine how these games are played and engage fans with a whole new level of interactivity,” said THQ Kids, Family and Casual Games EVP Doug Clemmer.

 

“Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune are extraordinarily popular across the globe and it was important for us to find a partner with an international vision. THQ’s focus and proven success within the family market made them the most logical team to bring these renowned properties to new platforms, and we look forward to working with them to create family-friendly interactive experiences,” said Sony Pictures Consumer Products vice president Licensing Mark Caplan.

 

THQ plans to release the first video games under this agreement later this year.

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