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THQ Ships Two GBA Titles To Stores

by Rainier on July 3, 2003 @ 9:47 a.m. PDT

THQ Inc.has shipped "The Simpsons Road Rage" for the GBA. Handheld game players can now control over 15 Springfield residents, including Bart, Homer and Marge, as they drive vehicles inspired by the longest-running comedy on television. Today, THQ has also shipped out "Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Wrath of the Darkhul King" for the GBA. Take control of Buffy as she and her friends kick, stab and blast their way through some of the baddest vampires, monsters and demons from the hit TV series.

"`The Simpsons' has been a highly successful television show for over a decade," said Tiffany Ternan, Senior Vice President, North American Sales and Distribution, THQ. "We're excited to give fans of `The Simpsons' a videogame with all the fun and humor of the series."

About "The Simpsons Road Rage"

In "The Simpsons Road Rage," Mr. Burns is up to his greedy ways, purchasing Springfield buses, making them radioactive and jacking up the fares. Now, it's up to the Simpsons and the citizens of Springfield to turn their cars into cabs and explore Springfield's six huge worlds, including the Nuclear Power Plant, Evergreen Terrace and Downtown Springfield. The game features 15 "Simpsons" characters, including Bart, Homer, Marge, Lisa, Barney, Apu, Chief Wiggum, Moe, Otto, Krusty the Clown, and multiplayer madness with two-player racing using the GBA link cable.

"`Buffy the Vampire Slayer' is one of the best shows on television, combining action with humor and horror," said Tiffany Ternan, Senior Vice President, North American Sales and Distribution, THQ. "We have taken all of the action and thrills of the television show and placed them in the palm of your hands."

About "Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Wrath of the Darkhul King"

Players assume the role as Sunnydale's hottest vampire slayer, Buffy Summers, as she battles fierce vampires using deadly fighting tactics and customizable Slayer weaponry. Based on the long-running hit TV show -- all of the favorite characters from the series, including Giles, Xander and Willow, will guide Buffy on her journey as she battles the most fearsome creatures and rescues the innocent. Players will be able to interact with game environments -- break ceilings to shine sunlight onto vampires, throw monsters into benches and use environmental objects to beat boss monsters.

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