AGOURA HILLS, Calif., Apr 24, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) — THQ Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI) today announced that Journey to the Center of the Earth(TM) is currently in development for Nintendo DS(TM). Based on Journey to the Center of the Earth 3-D, the highly anticipated 3-D film from New Line Cinema starring Brendan Fraser, the video game is scheduled for simultaneous release with the film this summer. The film, which is the first ever digital 3-D live action release, will open in theatres nationwide on July 11.In Journey to the Center of the Earth, players can relive the excitement from the film as they ride a dangerous rock slide, navigate an out-of-control mine cart, raft across an ancient sea and survive from being chased by a Gigantosaurus. Utilizing the unique controls of Nintendo DS to play as all three main characters from the movie, Trevor, Sean and Hannah, gameplay will take place throughout seven worlds from the film.
Plus, THQ has expanded upon these worlds even more, allowing players to explore the “Center of the Earth” beyond what audiences can see in the film. Players will also enjoy mini-games where they will dig for dinosaur bones and decipher ancient ruins.
An exciting adventure based on the classic Jules Verne novel “Journey to the Center of the Earth,” Journey to the Center of the Earth 3-D stars Brendan Fraser (Crash, The Mummy) as a science professor whose untraditional hypotheses have made him the laughing stock of the academic community. But on an expedition in Iceland, he and his nephew stumble upon a major discovery that launches them on a thrilling journey deep beneath the Earth’s surface, where they travel through never-before-seen worlds and encounter a variety of unusual creatures. Journey 3-D is directed by Academy Award-winning visual effects veteran Eric Brevig (Total Recall, Pearl Harbor). The film is a co-venture between New Line Cinema and Walden Media.
For more information on Journey to the Center of the Earth, as well as additional THQ titles, please visit www.playthq.com.
The official web site for New Line Cinema’s Journey to the Center of the Earth 3-D is www.journey3dmovie.com.
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