THQ today announced a worldwide exclusive agreement with Intellivision Productions, Inc. granting THQ rights to publish handheld games through its THQ Wireless division based on several Intellivision properties. This agreement gives THQ access to many of the biggest brands in gaming history for development in the emerging wireless gaming arena. The first game, Astrosmash!, is scheduled to release this holiday in the U.S. for the Motorola i85 and i50sx phones.
?Intellivision is one of the first real players in gaming, creators of such classics as Utopia, Sea Battle, Astrosmash! and Night Stalker during the early 1980?s,? stated Doug Dyer, General Manager, THQ Wireless. ?Today?s handheld technologies enables us to recreate those experiences for the millions of wireless phone and PDA users to play anytime, anyplace.?
"Millions of people have fond memories of Intellivision from their childhood, and we take that legacy seriously," said Keith Robinson, President of Intellivision Productions, Inc. and one of the original Intellivision game developers. "We found the same pioneering spirit at THQ that Intellivision had back in the early Eighties. That and their publishing track record make THQ the ideal partner to bring our classic titles to the next generation of gaming technology."
Under the agreement THQ has rights to publish wireless games based on more than fifty Intellivision brands including Utopia, Night Stalker, Space Battle, Space Armada, Shark! Shark!, Armor Battle, Triple Action, and Astrosmash!.
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