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'Finding Nemo: Escape to the Big Blue' (NDS) Swims Into Stores

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2006 @ 2:49 p.m. PST

THQ today announced the release of Finding Nemo: Escape to the Big Blue for Nintendo DS. Families will now be able to follow the new adventures of Nemo and The Tank Gang from the beloved Academy Award®-winning film Finding Nemo.

The original Finding Nemo video game, which launched May 2003, continues to win the hearts of gamers both young and old, having earned best-seller status as a "Greatest Hit" on Sony PlayStation®2, a "Platinum Family Hit" on Microsoft Xbox(TM) and a "Players Choice" on Nintendo Game Cube(TM). In addition, THQ has shipped more than seven million units across multiple platforms in more than 40 international territories.

"The Finding Nemo video games have been a tremendous hit for THQ at retail, illustrating the success the company has had in working with both Disney and Pixar," said John Ardell, director of global brand marketing, THQ. "THQ is thrilled to offer a new handheld experience with Finding Nemo: Escape to the Big Blue on Nintendo DS, extending the Finding Nemo franchise for both fans of the film and video games."

After years of aquarium life, the Tank Gang is finally ready to make a daring break for the deep blue sea. The beloved characters from the film including Nemo, Marlin and Dory lend a helping fin as their briny buddies dive deep into the unknown on an incredible journey to find a brand new home in the coral reef. The game utilizes the Nintendo DS touch screen to take players on an adventure through more than 20 mini-games. Players will also be able to utilize the Nintendo DS microphone and wireless capabilities for multiplayer mode.

For more information on Finding Nemo: Escape to Big Blue, or the rest of THQ's upcoming video game titles, please visit www.thq.com.

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