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'ATV Offroad Fury 2' - THQ Secures The Publishing Rights

by Thomas on Aug. 22, 2003 @ 3:04 a.m. PDT

THQ today announced that it secured publishing rights to ATV Offroad Fury 2 for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system for Europe, Australia and other international territories. The game, developed by THQ's Rainbow Studios and owned by Sony Computer Entertainment America, is the second installment in one of the most successful North American PlayStation 2 franchises to date. ATV Offroad Fury 2 is scheduled to release in international territories in September 2003.

"Due to the overwhelming success of the ATV Offroad Fury property in North America, we are excited to extend the franchise's reach through our relationship with THQ," said Shuhei Yoshida, vice president, product development, Sony Computer Entertainment America. "With this agreement, PlayStation 2 fans in Europe, Australia and other regions will have the opportunity to experience adrenaline-packed quad racing entertainment in their own living rooms."

"Rainbow Studios has consistently delivered some of the most innovative interactive entertainment products over the past 15 years," stated Tim Walsh, senior vice president of International Publishing, THQ. "Building on the game's retail success in the U.S., we are extremely excited to be publishing ATV Offroad Fury 2 in international territories."

About ATV Offroad Fury 2
Playable from both first and third-person perspectives, ATV Offroad Fury 2 offers players the ability to race in 40 massive environments through five event types including Enduro, Nationals, Supercross, Freestyle, and Short Tracks. The game also features exciting new mini-games including Tag, Hockey, King of the Hills and Treasure Hunt.

The all-new soundtrack encompasses guitar-rock, hip-hop and electronica, featuring top bands including Garbage, Korn, Filter, Cypress Hill, Alien Ant Farm, System of a Down and many more. Via an in-game jukebox, players will have the ability to identify the songs they are listening to and choose the songs they want to hear.

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