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Destroy All Humans! Big Willy Unleashed Ships For Wii

Crypto and His Big Willy Conquer 1970s in Franchise’s Wii Debut.

AGOURA HILLS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb. 26, 2008–THQ Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI) today announced Destroy All Humans!(R) Big Willy Unleashed(TM) for the Wii(TM) system is now shipping to major retailers throughout North America. The sci-fi action franchise’s debut on a Nintendo platform features four unique open-world environments to explore and high fidelity destruction on the ground, in the air via UFO and in the all-new Big Willy, a prototype alien mech masquerading as a fast food restaurant mascot. Developed by THQ’s Locomotive Games, Inc., Destroy All Humans! Big Willy Unleashed is now available for the suggested retail price of $49.99.

“The Destroy All Humans! franchise turns the tables on traditional sci-fi gaming, allowing gamers to play as the alien and unleash massive destruction,” said Brad Carraway, director, global brand management, THQ. “Big Willy Unleashed continues this tradition and brings the franchise to Wii gamers for the first time, with new features like the Big Willy mech that really ramp up the game’s destructive mayhem.”

“Big Willy Unleashed was designed for the Wii from the ground up, providing a unique Destroy All Humans! experience gamers won’t find anywhere else,” said Jack Sorenson, executive vice president of worldwide studios, THQ. “The game offers three different modes of play, with Crypto, his UFO and his Big Willy mech, creating a variety of ways to unleash high-fidelity destruction.”

The irreverent sci-fi action gaming franchise will continue its path of destruction with Destroy All Humans! Big Willy Unleashed for the PSP(R) (PlayStation(R)Portable) system and Destroy All Humans! Path of the Furon for the Xbox 360(TM) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION(R)3 computer entertainment system, both scheduled to launch later in 2008.

About Destroy All Humans! Big Willy Unleashed

Designed specifically for the Wii(TM) home video game system, Destroy All Humans! Big Willy Unleashed fully utilizes the Wii Remote(TM) to deliver an all-new sci-fi action gaming experience. Players control Crypto as he travels the world in the Funked Out 1970’s, unleashing massive destruction on foot, in his UFO and for the first time, at the controls of his Big Willy mech. Players will explore four open-world environments as they play through a variety of story-driven missions, open-world sandbox gameplay and co-op and competitive multiplayer. Designed by THQ’s internal development studio Locomotive Games, Inc., Destroy All Humans! Big Willy Unleashed is also expected to be available on the PSP(R) (PlayStation(R)Portable) system in spring 2008.

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Posted by: Redeema
Date: February 26, 2008

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