Aliens: Thanatos Encounter Ships for Game Boy Color




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Emery Fox Interactive 310/369-1058




HILLS, Calif. – March 21, 2001 – THQ Inc. (NASDAQ NMS: THQI) and Fox
Interactive today announced the release of Aliens™: Thanatos Encounter for
Game Boy® Color. Inspired by Aliens, one of the most successful science
fiction movie series in Hollywood history, Aliens: Thanatos Encounter for Game
Boy Color is now available at major retail outlets nationwide.


Aliens franchise has had a following since it was first introduced as a major
motion picture and continues to enjoy tremendous consumer awareness,” stated
Germaine Gioia, vice president, licensing, THQ. “We are delighted to be
working with Fox Interactive to add this high-profile property to THQ’s
extensive Game Boy Color library.”


Thanatos Encounter marks the first time the franchise will be available on
Game Boy Color,” stated Karly Young, executive director of marketing, Fox
Interactive. “We’re thrilled to be working with THQ in bringing the
successful franchise to the most popular handheld system available.”


by Hollywood’s most successful science fiction property, Aliens: Thanatos
Encounter for Game Boy Color features 12 exciting levels of action packed
gameplay with five playable Marines to choose from. Players join up with the
elite marine battalion to rescue remaining civilians from many unique alien
types on the large space freighter, Thanatos. As players explore the various
levels, encinerators, grenade launchers and pulse rifles are just a few of the
12 different weapons and pick-ups used to blast away enemies.


Fox Interactive Recognized as an innovative industry leader, Fox Interactive,
an operating unit of Fox Filmed Entertainment, a News Corporation company, is
committed to developing a full range of bold and engaging interactive
entertainment. The company creates and copublishes computer and videogame
software based on Fox franchises as well as new and original properties.


THQ THQ Inc. develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment
software worldwide for a variety of hardware platforms including PC CD-ROM,
and those manufactured by Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft. The THQ website is
located at


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Thanatos Encounter – Game and Software 2001 THQ Inc. Developed by Crawfish
Interactive Ltd. Fox Interactive, Aliens, Aliens Thanatos Encounter, and their
respective logos are trademarks of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.
2001 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. Exclusively co-published and
distributed by THQ Inc. Crawfish Interactive Ltd. and the Crawfish Interactive
Ltd. Logo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Crawfish Interactive
Ltd. THQ and the THQ logo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ
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