Players Will Build And Create With The Release Of THQs Lock’s Quest

September 8, 2008

PLAYERS WILL BUILD AND CREATE
WITH THE RELEASE OF THQ’S LOCK’S QUEST EXCLUSIVELY FOR NINTENDO DS

Handheld Gamers Will Strategize,
Build and Battle to Defend Their Virtual World in the Newest Game from the
Developers of the Top-Selling Drawn to Life

THQ Inc today announced that Lock’s
Quest, a new original adventure title exclusively for Nintendo DS™, has shipped
to retail outlets throughout North America. From the creators of the top-selling
Drawn to Life™, Lock’s Quest utilizes the Nintendo DS stylus to deliver a unique
gaming experience that blends action, adventure, strategy and building
simulation with a fun and memorable storyline. Lock’s Quest is now available for
a suggested retail price of $29.99.

Lock’s Quest combines the frantic
pace of an action/adventure game with the depth and replayability of a strategy
title, allowing players to assume the role of young hero Lock as he defends his
homeland from the imminent attack of robotic invaders. As an Archineer—part
architect, part engineer—Lock uses his skills to construct defenses to protect
the energy-providing Source Artifacts from the invading forces. Offering two
fast-paced modes of play, Lock’s Quest allows players to build and battle in
order to defend their virtual homeland. Players must use different strategies to
build structures inside the village and construct necessary defensive items,
including walls, weapons and traps to prepare for upcoming invasions. Once the
attack begins, players will be able to choose between one-on-one combat or
launch special attacks to quickly defeat the invaders. After each successful
battle, players will reap the rewards of victory by using salvaged scraps to
unlock new weapons and begin rebuilding defenses for the next invasion. Players
will have the opportunity to strategize and build while fighting 100 battles
across 18 huge, unique environments. Intense versus battles can also be fought
via multi-card play.

Lock’s Quest was developed by 5TH
Cell, the creators of Drawn to Life, one of the top selling original properties
developed for Nintendo DS in 2007.