THE WORLD OF UDRAW™ WELCOMES SPONGEBOB SQUIGGLEPANTS
New SpongeBob SquarePants Game Makes Splashing Debut Today on THQ’s uDraw GameTablet® for Wii™
AGOURA HILLS, Calif. – April 12, 2011 – The world of uDraw™ gets bigger (and deeper) today as the wacky citizens of Bikini Bottom dive into THQ’s popular uDraw GameTablet® for the Wii™ system in the all-new SpongeBob SquigglePants game.
SpongeBob SquigglePants gives fans of the iconic SpongeBob SquarePants character a unique experience utilizing the innovative functionalities that are available only on uDraw from THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI). The result is SpongeBob SquigglePants, a fast-paced, frenzy entertainment experience that will have players test their reflexes and agility.
Delivering more than 100 frantic “Nanogames,” SpongeBob SquigglePants challenges players with super swift gameplay that will let them use the uDraw in myriad ways as they draw, tilt, tap, drag, press and flick their way through six zany worlds.
“There is really no other game quite like SpongeBob SquigglePants,” said Martin Good, THQ’s Executive Vice President of Kids, Family and Casual Games. “Discovering what you need to do during a particular Nanogame – in a matter of seconds – is just half the fun, complemented by uDraw’s creative capabilities. The game is addictively engaging and makes a truly fun pastime for the whole family.”
In SpongeBob SquigglePants, players might have to flick the uDraw stylus to toss a flying disc to Larry the Lobster in “Flying Disc of the Deep”; tilt the GameTablet to help SpongeBob blow out all the birthday cake candles in “That Takes the Spongecake”; or draw a quick line between two cliffs to create a bridge for Plankton to cross and grab his coveted Krabby Patty in “A Bridge Abridged.” These are just some of the scores of quirky tasks players will experience.
“The uDraw is an incredibly creative device, and we’re really happy to have SpongeBob featured as the very first cartoon character to star in a uDraw title,” said Manuel Torres, Senior Vice President, Global Toys and Video Games for Nickelodeon Consumer Products. “SpongeBob SquigglePants captures the fun and excitement of SpongeBob and his friends and gives fans a new way to experience the world of Bikini Bottom.”
SpongeBob SquigglePants also treats fans to never-before-seen art styles from the Nickelodeon vault, including “B-Movie,” inspired by the thrilling days of drive-in movies and stylish horror films; “Sketch Bob,” which gives the seaworthy inhabitants of Bikini Bottom a freehand style look; “Simply Bob,” a stylized and abstract interpretation of life under the sea; and many others.
What’s more, SpongeBob SquigglePants features Patchy the Pirate, the president of the SpongeBob fan club, as its live-action host. Patchy not only guides players through the game, but also makes surprise appearances and interacts with players as they tackle the huge array of Nanogames, offering an added level of spongy fun.
Adding to the fun, SpongeBob SquigglePants lets players digitally draw, paint and color with a free-form drawing function, or choose from dozens of SpongeBob-themed stamps. With the uDraw, they create a masterpiece worthy of a place in Patchy’s own collection of SpongeBob art – or their own refrigerator, thanks to the uDraw’s exclusive ability to export art to the Wii system’s SD card slot. The SD card capability also makes it possible to share artwork with friends via e-mail or save it to computer desktops.
SpongeBob SquigglePants is rated E for everyone and is available exclusively on uDraw GameTablet for Wii, with a suggested North American retail price of $29.99.
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