AGOURA HILLS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–THQ Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI) announced today that video games based on The Penguins of Madagascar, the wildly popular and Emmy Award-winning series from Nickelodeon and DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (NASDAQ:DWA), are currently in development for the Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DS™ systems. The first game, which is scheduled to launch in November 2010, will bring the loveable penguins – Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private – and their top-tier commando skills to a whole new level of mischief and misadventures in and around the zoo.
About The Penguins of Madagascar Video Game
Team Penguin, the unsung heroes of the zoo – Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private – has been tasked with new madcap missions. The Penguins must use teamwork in order to complete levels and build useful tools and gadgets to advance in the game. Packed with exciting puzzles to solve, the player alternates between the Penguins, performing acrobatic moves, unlocking paths and creating helpful contraptions. The game will also feature stealth-based missions, super silly interactive moments, bonus levels and mini-games. A special DSi camera feature includes King Julien’s sassy and side-splitting critiques of players’ own photo snapshots. Additionally, the game will showcase voices of the entire cast from the TV series, including Tom McGrath (Skipper), Jeff Bennett (Kowalski), John Di Maggio (Rico), James Stuart Patrick (Private) and Danny Jacobs (King Julien).
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Nickelodeon’s The Penguins of Madagascar airs regularly on Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. (ET/PT) and is ranked as the No. 2 animated series with kids ages 2-11 on all TV and is basic cable’s No. 2 animated series with total viewers year-to-date. The show also holds the record as Nickelodeon’s most watched animated series premiere in network history with 6.4 million total viewers.
Source: NMR, 12/28/09-8/15/10; Penguins series premiere: 3/28/09; most current viewing
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