The Number One Nickelodeon Video Game In 2006* Returns In Thq's Avatar: The Last Airbender- -The Burning Earth
October 17, 2007
THE NUMBER ONE NICKELODEON VIDEO GAME IN 2006 RETURNS IN THQ'S AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER- -THE BURNING EARTH
New Release Marks Nickelodeon's Debut on the Xbox 360
THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced the release of the Avatar: The Last Airbender--The Burning Earth video game, based on the hit animated Nickelodeon television series. Avatar: The Last Airbender--The Burning Earth is currently available for the PlayStation(r)2 computer entertainment system, Nintendo's Wii(tm) home video game system, Nintendo DS(tm) and Game Boy(r) Advance. In addition, the game is scheduled to be released for the Xbox 360(r) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft next month, marking the debut of the first Nickelodeon title for this system.
"THQ released the first Avatar video game last year, with the brand rapidly achieving a major sales milestone by selling in more than one million units worldwide," said Scott Guthrie, executive vice president, THQ. "We are excited to continue the growth of this hit video game franchise, as well as THQ's overall extensive Nickelodeon portfolio, with the launch of Avatar: The Last Airbender--The Burning Earth as the first Nickelodeon title for Xbox 360."
"THQ has done a fantastic job translating the epic adventures of the Avatar: The Last Airbender television series into engaging interactive entertainment that brings an entirely new Avatar experience to fans," said Shaul Olmert, vice president of digital products, Nickelodeon. "We're excited to make our Xbox 360 debut with our new Avatar game."
About Avatar: The Last Airbender--The Burning Earth Based on the popular Avatar: The Last Airbender animated series from Nickelodeon, players will follow the storyline of the second season as Aang puts up a courageous fight against the evil Fire Nation to restore balance in the war-torn Earth Kingdom city. Players will be able to experience an epic adventure playing as five new playable characters including Appa, Jet, Toph, Zuko and Uncle Iroh as they experience brand-new firebending moves and go head-to-head in the all new Arena Combat for intense fighting action. Dramatic air battles will also take place as players experience new flying levels while playing as Momo and Appa.
Based in Brisbane, Australia, THQ's Studio Australia led development for Avatar: The Last Airbender--The Burning Earth. For more information about this game and the rest of THQ's lineup of games, please visit www.playthq.com.