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THQ & Sega Announce More for GBA

by Mike Hrusecky - May 16, 2002, 7:29 am EDT
Source: Business Wire

THQ and SEGA will unveil Altered Beast, Space Channel 5, and The Revenge of Shinobi for the GBA at E3 next week.

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THQ and SEGA to Unveil More Titles in Game Boy Advance Co-Publishing Agreement at Electronic Entertainment Expo

CALABASAS HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 16, 2002--


SPACE CHANNEL 5 to Release in Early 2003

THQ Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI) and SEGA(R) Corporation today announced they will unveil three more titles in their exclusive, 16-title Game Boy(R) Advance co-publishing agreement at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles. ALTERED BEAST: GUARDIAN OF THE REALMS and THE REVENGE OF SHINOBI are scheduled for release in late 2002, while SPACE CHANNEL 5 is scheduled for an early 2003 release.

"With classic SEGA franchises like ALTERED BEAST: GUARDIAN OF THE REALMS and THE REVENGE OF SHINOBI, THQ will continue to deliver top-quality content for the ever-expanding Game Boy Advance audience," said Alison Locke, executive vice president, North American Publishing, THQ. "Titles such as these will bolster THQ's position as the leading third-party publisher in the handheld category throughout 2002 and beyond."

"ALTERED BEAST and SHINOBI are time-honored SEGA classics," said Charles Bellfield, vice president of strategic planning and corporate affairs, SEGA of America, Inc. "Our strategic alliance with THQ allows us to bring these hit franchises to the Game Boy Advance platform and an even wider universe of gamers."

The next round of Game Boy Advance games scheduled to be published by THQ and SEGA include the following:

THE REVENGE OF SHINOBI -- An action-packed side-scroller, THE REVENGE OF SHINOBI immerses players in a feudal Japanese world where they must employ their Ninja skills to recapture five legendary swords.

ALTERED BEAST: GUARDIAN OF THE REALMS -- Based on the arcade classic, players morph into a variety of beasts to battle enemies and bosses via hand-to-hand combat and magical attacks.

SPACE CHANNEL 5 -- Based on the hit Dreamcast game, players step into the role of ace reporter Ulala who scoops the story for Space Channel 5 as hip-hopping aliens zap citizens into a hypnotic dance trance.

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