The Simpsons: Night of the Living Treehouse of Horror is Released

 

FOR
IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Liz
Pieri THQ/Media Relations 818/ 871-5061

Mary
Nelson Garrett THQ/Investor Relations 818/ 871-5090

Angela
Edwards Fox Interactive 310/369-1058

 

THQ
SHIPS THE SIMPSONS: NIGHT OF THE LIVING TREEHOUSE OF HORROR FOR GAME BOY COLOR

 

CALABASAS
HILLS, Calif. – March 19, 2001 – THQ Inc. (NASDAQ NMS: THQI) and Fox
Interactive today announced the release of The Simpsons: Night of the Living
Treehouse of Horror™ for Game Boy® Color. As the longest running prime time
animated television series, The Simpsons continues to reach more than six
million viewers a week. The Simpsons: Night of the Living Treehouse of Horror
for Game Boy Color is based on the show’s annual Halloween television
specials, Treehouse of Horror, and is now available at major retail outlets
nationwide.

 

“The
Simpsons has enjoyed unparalleled prime time animated television success and
brand awareness over the past 11 years,” stated Germaine Gioia, vice
president, licensing, THQ. “THQ is thrilled to add the wildly recognized
pop-culture icons’ Halloween misadventures to our extensive hand held
library.”

 

“THQ’s
success in the Game Boy Color category makes them the perfect publishing
partner for our powerful entertainment properties including Aliens, Buffy and
of course, The Simpsons,” stated Dave Shaw, vice president of marketing, Fox
Interactive. ”With millions of dedicated Simpsons and Game Boy Color fans,
The Simpsons: Night of the Living Treehouse of Horror is sure to be a hit on
Game Boy Color.”

 

Following
the Simpsons annual Halloween Treehouse of Terror episodes, The Simpsons:
Night of the Living Treehouse of Horror for Game Boy Color allows players to
assume the role of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa or Maggie Simpson as their spirits
are drawn deep into the creepy Halloween themed world. Gamers will enjoy six
levels of wacky arcade action, which include Simpsons off-beat characters
Principal Skinner, Moe, Krusty the Clown and more. Through several different
Springfield locations with character-specific power-ups and objectives,
Simpsons fans and gamers alike are sure to enjoy the spirit of Halloween all
year round with The Simpsons: Night of the Living Treehouse of Horror for Game
Boy Color.

 

About
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 co-publishes computer and videogame
software based on Fox franchises as well as new and original properties.

 

About
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 http://www.thq.com.

 

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