Top WWE Superstars Ready to do Battle on the N-Gage Game Deck
August 03, 2004 - Nokia and THQ Wireless, through a joint venture
between THQ Inc. and JAKKS Pacific Inc., today announced they are
working with the World Wrestling Entertainment(r) (WWE) for WWE
Aftershock. WWE Aftershock for the N-Gage challenges players to get
into the ring, muscle it up and battle against ten WWE Superstars for
the coveted WWE Championship. WWE Aftershock offers multiplayer action
via Bluetooth and is expected to hit the shelves in Q4 2004.
"The WWE is one of the strongest and most well-known brands in
entertainment today," said Pasi Polonen, Director of Game Publishing,
Games Business Unit, Nokia. "We are thrilled to offer a WWE title to
N-Gage users - it's like winning the World Heavyweight Championship
"The N-Gage platform provides gamers with a whole new attitude towards
gaming - throw it in your pocket and go," said Tim Walsh, President THQ
Wireless. "Its unique combination of gaming and phone features make the
N-Gage as original as the WWE and a natural partner for us."
WWE Aftershock offers all the pageantry and flamboyance of today's top
WWE Superstars. Set in a real-time 3D environment, WWE Aftershock uses
various camera angles for an eye-popping visual experience. Each WWE
Superstars' persona is captured in the same over-the-top presentation
that makes the WWE the ultimate in live entertainment.
Virtual superstars can duke it out in quick exhibition matches, grueling
survival modes, tempting tournaments and over the top Main Event
matches. WWE Aftershock offers a wide variety of single player and
multi-player modes to provide endless competition. The N-Gage Arena
enhances the competitive and community aspects through ranking systems
and unlockable superstars.
The N-Gage game deck is an innovative mobile device that is creating an
entirely new market for the games industry. Built for active gamers, the
N-Gage platform is the first mobile and connected game deck to feature
online high-quality 3D multiplayer gameplay over Bluetooth wireless
technology and GPRS. The N-Gage device also offers unique online games
services as well as a comprehensive and growing games catalogue from the
leading game publishers. Nokia is the world leader in mobile
communications. Nokia and N-Gage are trademarks or registered trademarks
of Nokia Corporation.
About THQ Wireless
THQ WirelessTM 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 WWE*, professional sports leagues,
MotoGP, Worms(r) and popular Nickelodeon properties. THQ Wireless has
relationships with major wireless carriers, operators, device
manufacturers and retailers worldwide. Further information can be found
THQ(r) 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 www.thq.com
. The THQ Wireless site is
located at www.thqwireless.com
. THQ, THQ Wireless and Maptap are
trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.
About JAKKS Pacific, Inc.
JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAKK) is a multi-brand company that designs
and markets a broad range of toys and leisure products. The product
categories include: Action Figures, Arts & Activity Kits, Stationery,
Writing Instruments, Performance Kites, Water Toys, Sports Activity
Toys, Vehicles, Infant/Pre-School, Plush, Construction Toys and Dolls.
The products are sold under various brand names including Play Along(r),
Flying Colors(r), Road Champs(r), Child Guidance(r), Pentech(r),
Trendmasters(r), Toymax(r), Funnoodle(r), Go Fly a Kite(r) and
ColorWorkshop(TM). The Company also participates in a joint venture with
THQ Inc. that has exclusive worldwide rights to publish and market World
Wrestling Entertainment(TM) video games. For further information, visit
World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) is an integrated media
and entertainment company headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices
in New York City, Los Angeles, Toronto and London. Additional
information on the company can be found at wwe.com <http://www.wwe.com/>
and corporate.wwe.com <http://corporate.wwe.com/> .