THQ's longstanding partnership with Nickelodeon has resulted in sales of more than $1 billion and accounted for more than 50 million units worldwide!
Think about it this way. You are a parent and you want to get a new video game for your kid. Are you going to buy him the blood-n-guts game or the one with SpongeBob in it? You're going to go SpongeBob all the way and THQ knows it.
- So, what do they have planned for this year?
- The Naked Brothers Band: The Videogame (working title) - Based on the highly popular Nickelodeon TV show of the same name, this music-based video game allows players to live the superstar life of The Naked Brothers Band. Playing as the band, players will embark on a nationwide tour where they can experience all aspects of being in the band: singing, playing multiple instruments, controlling stage effects like lighting and pyrotechnics and even creating live concert videos. Featuring 25 of The Naked Brothers Band's greatest hits, The Naked Brothers Band is scheduled for release on the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, Wii and Nintendo DS.
- Drawn to Life: SpongeBob SquarePants Edition - Players will experience SpongeBob SquarePants like never before by using the unique drawing mechanic perfected in last year's innovative Nintendo DS title, Drawn to Life, to draw their own character and populate the world of Bikini Bottom. Using the Nintendo DS stylus, players will create their own hero, defeat DoodleBob's rogue drawings, and rescue SpongeBob and his friends. Drawn to Life: SpongeBob SquarePants Edition is scheduled for release on Nintendo DS.
- Avatar - The Last Airbender: Into the Inferno - Players will play as Aang and friends in this action-packed video game based on the final season of the highly acclaimed TV series. New gameplay features will allow players to interact with characters from the TV show while performing thrilling martial arts moves with enhanced Wii Remote controls in order to defeat the Fire Nation. Avatar - The Last Airbender: Into the Inferno is scheduled for release on the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, Wii and Nintendo DS.
- SpongeBob SquarePants featuring Nicktoons: Globs of Doom - SpongeBob SquarePants featuring Nicktoons: Globs of Doom is an action-packed adventure featuring 10 playable characters from some of the most popular Nickelodeon TV shows, as well as numerous iconic locations such as Retroville, Amity Park and Bikini Bottom. Players will play cooperatively as both heroes and villains while utilizing special gadgets in order to defeat the Morphoids. SpongeBob SquarePants featuring Nicktoons: Globs of Doom is scheduled for release on the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, Wii and Nintendo DS.
- Tak and the Guardians of Gross - Tak and the Guardians of Gross follows the shaman's apprentice as he visits the Spoiled Shrine and accidentally removes a strange crystal that explodes and releases the four giant Grosstrosities. Using all new "parkour" style of gameplay, players will be running on walls, sliding down poles, and swinging on vines to navigate action-packed levels. Tak and the Guardians of Gross is scheduled for release on the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system and on Wii. In addition, Tak Mojo Mistake is scheduled for release on Nintendo DS.
- Back at the Barnyard: Slop Bucket Games (working title) - The popular Nickelodeon series stampedes its way onto Nintendo DS for the first time. Players will compete in the first annual Slop Bucket Games - a series of wacky, fun, sporting events and reinvented classic arcade games with barnyard motifs. Back at the Barnyard is scheduled for release on Nintendo DS only.
I am a major fan of the Avatar TV show. I'm eagerly awaiting news of when the series will be back on with new shows but, I have not yet played an Avatar game on the DS or Wii. I thought about buying them but I have not. Every now and then I see the first Avatar Wii game at a Gamestop for $20 but I have held out. Eventually I'll buy them and play through them.
The SpongeBob Drawn to Life game is already on my daughter's list. We played through the original Drawn to Life game and loved it. I'm sure the SpongeBob version will be just as good if not better.
TakeTwo interactive has a hit with GTA IV but THQ has hits with their entire Nickelodeon line.