THQ WIRELESS TO BRING STAR WARS TO MOBILE
Comprehensive Suite of Wireless Products
to Feature Content from the Original Star Wars Films to the Upcoming Star Wars:
Episode III Revenge of the Sith, and Beyond
CALABASAS, CA, December 6, 2004 THQ Wireless
Inc., a subsidiary of THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI), today announced that it has
entered a multi-year agreement with Lucasfilm Ltd., which grants THQ Wireless
the worldwide rights to develop and distribute a comprehensive offering of Star
Wars branded content for mobile phones. With THQ Wireless unique combination of
game, personalization, information services and messaging expertise, the suite
of products is expected to span almost every genre of wireless entertainment and
include a wide range of content from the entire Star Wars saga, including the
massively popular Star Wars Trilogy and Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the
Sith–the much-anticipated final installment of Star Wars.
"We look forward to working with THQ Wireless
to offer fans around the world an immersive Star Wars mobile experience," said
Casey Collins, Director of Domestic Licensing & Retail Marketing at Lucasfilm
Ltd. "We’re happy to work with a pioneering Force in the wireless entertainment
industry to create a great portfolio of wireless products for a global
Fans worldwide can interact with and
personalize their mobile phones with Star Wars-themed mobile games and ringtones
such as the Imperial March, one of the most recognizable themes in movie
history. In addition, THQ Wireless is expected to offer video clips,
screensavers and wallpapers featuring famous characters and images from the Star
Wars saga. Now the Force can be with you literally everywhere.
Our primary focus is to create a quality Star
Wars experience for a fan base that is unlike any other, said Tim Walsh,
president of THQ Wireless. I remember seeing my first Star Wars movie in the
theatre and it’s amazing how today, anyone can have access to their favorite
characters or movie moments through their mobile phone anytime and anywhere.
About Lucasfilm Ltd.
Lucasfilm Ltd. is one of the worlds leading
film and entertainment companies. Founded by George Lucas in 1971, it is a
privately held, fully integrated entertainment company. In addition to its
motion picture and television productions, the companys global businesses
include Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound; LucasArts Entertainment;
Lucas Licensing; and Lucas Online. Lucasfilms feature films have won 19 Oscars
and its television projects have won 12 Emmy Awards.
About THQ Wireless
THQ Wireless Inc., a subsidiary of THQ Inc.
(NASDAQ: THQI), is a leading worldwide publisher and distributor of applications
for mobile devices with an expansive catalog of licensed and original content
including applications based on the WWETM, professional sports leagues, MotoGP,
Worms and popular Nickelodeon properties. THQ Wireless has relationships with
major wireless carriers, operators, device manufacturers and retailers
worldwide. Further information can be found at
THQ Inc. is a leading, worldwide developer
and publisher of interactive entertainment software for a variety of hardware
platforms including those manufactured by Sony Computer Entertainment America
Inc., Nintendo and Microsoft as well as PC CD-ROM and wireless devices. The THQ
web site is located at
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