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THQ Ships 'Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius' For PS2 & GBA

by Rainier on Sept. 26, 2002 @ 9:45 p.m. PDT

THQ Inc. and Nickelodeon today announced that "Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius" for PlayStation2 and "The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron vs. Jimmy Negatron" for Game Boy Advance are now available at retail outlets nationwide. The PlayStation 2 version features Jimmy Neutron, star of Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies' Academy Award-nominated, digitally animated motion picture, "Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius." The Game Boy Advance version is based on the new television series on Nickelodeon, "The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius," Nickelodeon's highest rated TV premiere to date.

"Jimmy Neutron is a proven hit with kids -- first starring in a blockbuster feature film and now in his own Nickelodeon television program," said Germaine Gioia, vice president, licensing, THQ. "`Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius' for PlayStation 2 and `The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron vs. Jimmy Negatron' for Game Boy Advance bring this popular character into the homes of kids everywhere, allowing any fan to interact with Jimmy Neutron, his friends and his wacky inventions."
"Jimmy Neutron is one of our most sought-after characters and has seen real success in the interactive space with last year's PC and GBA releases," said Steve Youngwood, Vice President, Nickelodeon Media Products Group. "We are pleased to be working with THQ to bring an interactive Jimmy to videogame fans far and wide across multiple platforms this holiday with the PlayStation 2, Game Cube, Game Boy Advance and the PC releases."

In "Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius" for PlayStation 2, players take on the role of Jimmy with his robot dog Goddard at his side. They adventure through movie-inspired environments including the Retroland Amusement Park and Jimmy's house. Players can choose from different techno gadgets, such as an inflat-o-ray and a shrink ray in a quest to save the world and rescue the parents of Retroville from the evil Yokians.

In "The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron vs. Jimmy Negatron" for Game Boy Advance, Jimmy has been warped into an alternate dimension and his nemesis, Jimmy Negatron, has replaced Jimmy in the real world of Retroville. The player must help Jimmy Neutron out-smart and outwit Jimmy Negatron to escape his bizarre dimension using science, strategy, technology, logic, offbeat puzzle solutions and inventions. The game features 11 techno-filled levels to adventure through with tons of different gadgets, including the robot disassembling ray and the dimension jump ray. With two-player action, challengers will pit Neutron against Negatron in three different multiplayer games: Shepherd the Sheep, Take and Run and Asteroid Multi-Battle.

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