THQ and Sega Team Up

THQ and SEGA Europe, today announced that they have entered a co-publishing and distribution deal for the SEGA Double Packs on Game Boy Advance in European PAL territories and Australia. Each value package gives gamers a great variety of Sonic’s most exciting handheld adventures on a single cartridge and is expected to be available from November 2005.

“This is a great opportunity for THQ to bring great games at a fantastic price point to shoppers in time for the Christmas holiday. The Sonic franchise in particular is extremely popular and we’re pleased to be able to give consumers another opportunity to experience these exciting games.”stated Ian Curran, senior vice president, European publishing, THQ

“Given the recent release of the Game Boy Micro and the backwards compatibility of the Nintendo DS, the Game Boy platform is as relevant and popular as ever, The SEGA combo packs offer two distinctly different gameplay experiences, both perfect for gaming on the go. We’re excited to be able to work with THQ to bring the product to the European market.”said Mike Hayes, President & COO, SEGA Europe Ltd.

Under the terms of the agreement, THQ will co-publish and distribute the following Game Boy Advance titles

Sonic Advance + Sonic Battle
Sonic Advance + Sonic Pinball Party
Sonic Advance + ChuChu Rocket!
Columns Crown + ChuChu Rocket!
Sonic Pinball Party + Sonic Battle
Sonic Battle + ChuChu Rocket!
Sonic Pinball Party + Columns Crown