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THQ Announces 'Sphinx' (NGC/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2003 @ 7:21 p.m. PST

THQ Inc. today unveiled Sphinx -an original interactive adventure game. Developed for the PS2 and Gamecube by game design veterans Eurocom, Sphinx takes the character-based, action-adventure genre to new heights with sophisticated gameplay mechanics, original character designs, amazing visuals and superior technology. Eurocom has created successful titles based on some of the strongest intellectual properties in the world of entertainment including Crash Bandicoot, James Bond, Hercules and Disney's Tarzan. Sphinx is an entirely original property inspired by the mythology of ancient Egypt and is Eurocom's most ambitious project to date. Sphinx is scheduled to ship in fall 2003.

"It is THQ's goal to partner with the top creative talent in the interactive entertainment industry and the team at Eurocom is exactly that," said Alison Locke, executive vice president, North American publishing, THQ. "Sphinx has the potential to be something very special. With its incredible visual style and unsurpassed gameplay, we feel that Sphinx could be one of the defining games for this generation of consoles and beyond."

"Eurocom have been privileged to work with many of the richest characters and worlds in the entertainment industry. We are thrilled to partner with publishing powerhouse THQ and use our experience to create our own successful entertainment franchise," said Mat Sneap, Company Director, Eurocom. "Sphinx will engage players with rich and compelling gameplay, and our proprietary animation system brings a level of expressivity to the characters and worlds not seen before in an interactive experience."

About Sphinx

Sphinx is an enchanting adventure filled with mystery, action and a deep, compelling storyline. The game is set in an entirely original universe that is styled upon ancient Egypt where players will embark on an epic quest exploring new worlds, uncovering dark secrets, interacting with hundreds of fantastic creatures and discovering new abilities. Traveling the world via magic portals to foil the evil plans of Set, players will guide Sphinx on a journey requiring all his wits, agility and special powers in an attempt to find the stolen mystical crowns of Egypt.

For more information about Sphinx visit the official website.

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