THQ to release first video game on Marvel’s Super Hero Squad


MUMBAI: THQ Inc. will be delivering Marvel Super Hero Squad, the first video game based on the animated series, The Super Hero Squad Show, scheduled to debut this fall on Cartoon Network.

Marvel Super Hero Squad will mark the first title in THQ’s licensing agreement with Marvel Entertainment, Inc., and is currently in development for Wii home video game system, Nintendo DS, PlayStation2 computer entertainment system and PSP (PlayStationPortable) system. The multiplayer adventure game will feature nonstop action-adventure gameplay and epic battles, as well as a breadth of the new, super-stylized Marvel characters.

"We are thrilled to add Marvel Super Hero Squad to THQ’s extensive licensed kids portfolio. Super Hero Squad will feature an animation style that will appeal to a younger audience, but its depth in graphics and gameplay will also engage the more mature, avid fans of the renowned Marvel brand," said THQ vice president, global brand management Kevin Kraff.

"Expanding upon The Super Hero Squad Show brand is a major initiative for Marvel in 2009, and launching the Marvel Super Hero Squad video game is a key component in the brand expansion. We are confident THQ will bring the renowned Marvel characters to life in a video game that will satisfy the longtime Marvel fans, as well as bring new fans into the fold," said Marvel Animation president and CEO worldwide consumer products Simon Phillips.