NEWS - Tuesday, August 26, 2003
THQ Ships Scooby-DooTHQ(R) Inc. (Nasdaq:THQI) today announced the release of Scooby-Doo!(TM) Night of 100 Frights for the Xbox(R) videogame system from Microsoft. Based on the classic Scooby-Doo!(TM) TV series, the game features original characters and villains with the celebrity voice talent of Don Knotts, Tim Conway and Tim Curry. The Xbox version is now available at retail outlets nationwide for a suggested retail price of $19.95. Scooby-Doo!(TM) Night of 100 Frights is also available for $19.95 for GameCube(TM) and the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system, under the PlayStation 2 Greatest Hits Program. "THQs previously released Scooby-Doo! Night of 100 Frights videogames for PlayStation 2 and GameCube received critical acclaim and are still top performers at retail," said Peter Dille, senior vice president, worldwide marketing, THQ. "THQ has converted the compelling game play of this PlayStation 2 Greatest Hits title into a stunning adventure for Xbox gamers." "Warner Bros. Consumer Products worked closely with THQ to bring the ever-popular Scooby-Doo property to life on the Xbox platform," said Philippe Erwin, Vice President, Interactive Entertainment for Warner Bros. Consumer Products. "Scooby-Doos debut on Xbox delivers stunning visual graphics, humor, challenging game play and realistic representations of the beloved Scooby-Doo characters." Scooby-Doo! Night of 100 Frights for Xbox combines the Scooby-Doo! cartoon characters -- Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy, Scooby, and classic villains -- with captivating game play. Only Scooby-Doo can save his friends when a dubious Mastermind captures them as part of a sinister plan. Utilizing a host of groovy inventions, Scooby-Doo escapes from mysterious monsters while searching for clues in more than 12 dynamic levels, including a creepy mansion, a spooky cave and a ghostly graveyard. Through it all, Scooby still has time to pick up Scooby Snacks(TM) and a host of other wacky power-ups to eventually foil the Masterminds evil plans.