THQ ANNOUNCES STAR WARS®: EPISODE II ATTACK OF THE CLONES™ FOR GAME BOY ADVANCE
Exclusive Game Based on Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones Scheduled to Release Along with Film Premiere
“We are extremely pleased to be the first publisher involved in bringing a Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones branded product to market for Game Boy Advance,” said Alison Locke, executive vice president, North American publishing, THQ. “THQ’s track record as the #1 third party publisher for Game Boy Advance titles makes us an ideal fit with LucasArts in publishing this popular license.”
“Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones will be the first handheld game that allows fans of the Star Wars saga to experience all the drama of Episode II from start to finish,” stated Mary Bihr, vice president of worldwide sales and marketing for LucasArts. “LucasArts is looking forward to working with THQ to bring this exhilarating title to Star Wars game fans everywhere.”
About Attack of the Clones
With the power of the Force, players will assume the role of three different Attack of the Clones heroes: Anakin Skywalker, Mace Windu and Obi-Wan Kenobi. Players must wield their lightsabers in combat against the mysterious Jango Fett, evil Count Dooku and various other enemies from the Star Wars universe. Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones closely follows the storyline of the film and will feature three different modes of gameplay. First, players will ride their choice of swoop bikes, Republic fighters and speeders in 3D-scrolling, third- person racing. The second mode features space combat. The third mode of play involves side-scrolling lightsaber action. Twelve unique levels take gamers to various Attack of the Clones locations, such as Tatooine, Geonosis and the streets of Coruscant.
LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC is a leading international developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software for a variety of computer and console platforms. Based in San Rafael, Calif., as well as on the Internet at www.lucasarts.com, LucasArts is one of five companies in the Lucas group which include Lucasfilm Ltd., Lucas Digital Ltd. LLC, Lucas Licensing Ltd., and Lucas Learning Ltd. Lucasfilm is one of the leading film and entertainment companies in the world. Lucasfilm’s businesses include George Lucas’ film and television production and distribution activities as well as the business activities of the THX Group. Lucas Digital, which consists of Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) and Skywalker Sound, provides visual effects and audio post production services to the entertainment industry. Lucas Licensing is responsible for the merchandising of all Lucasfilm’s film and television properties. Lucas Learning creates engaging interactive entertainment products that provide learning opportunities through exploration and discovery.
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