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THQ Developing Four Xbox Live Arcade Titles

by Rainier on Oct. 24, 2007 @ 4:17 a.m. PDT

THQ announced that SpongeBob SquarePants: Underpants Slam! will be one of the first titles in its portfolio of games developed specifically for Xbox Live Arcade, followed by original titles Screwjumper, Elements of Destruction and Rocket Riot.

Based on Nickelodeon’s hit animated series, SpongeBob SquarePants: Underpants Slam! will mark the network’s debut on the Xbox LIVE Arcade. In November, THQ also expects to launch several original titles such as Screwjumper, Elements of Destruction and Rocket Riot. The games will all be available for download via the Xbox LIVE Marketplace.

“We view Xbox LIVE Arcade for Xbox 360 as a natural fit for many of our established casual brands, as well as an opportunity to serve up new gaming content,” said Bob Aniello, senior vice president of worldwide marketing, THQ. “With more than 20 million units of SpongeBob video games shipped worldwide to-date, we’re so excited to bring casual gamers SpongeBob SquarePants: Underpants Slam! on the Xbox LIVE Arcade for Xbox 360, and we look forward to rolling out more titles with a slate of games that offer a variety of options via the popular Arcade network.”

“We’re excited to add one of our hottest properties to the Xbox LIVE Arcade line up of games,” said Steve Youngwood, executive vice president of digital media, Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids and Family Group. “SpongeBob has been a top kids’ video game franchise worldwide, making it the perfect property for Nickelodeon and THQ to bring to this downloadable platform.”

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