THQ Inc. today announced that The Incredibles: Rise of the Underminer has shipped and is now available on the PS2, Xbox, GameCube, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS and Windows PC/Mac. The Incredibles: Rise of the Underminer is the follow-up to the hit video game The Incredibles, inspired by a Walt Disney Pictures presentation of a Pixar Animations Studios film, The Incredibles.
THQ continues to enjoy enormous success with its original The Incredibles video game, which launched in conjunction with the film’s theatrical release in November 2004. Global shipments of the game have exceeded five million units, and the title was the best-selling new property of 2004 in the U.S., according to The NPD Group, Inc.
“THQ is extremely excited to bring fans of ‘The Incredibles’ a new adventure that picks up where the film and the first installment of the game ended,” said Jack Sorensen, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Studios, THQ. “Game developer Heavy Iron’s collaboration with the team at Pixar illustrates the commitment our companies have to delivering an experience that is true to ‘The Incredibles’ world.”
“The first game based on ‘The Incredibles’ truly complemented the high action vision Director Brad Bird had for the film,” said Pixar Animation Studios John Walker, producer of ‘The Incredibles’. “‘The Incredibles: Rise of the Underminer’ continues where the film left off, challenging gamers to explore a whole new dimension of ‘The Incredibles’ world.”
“‘The Incredibles’ has experienced enormous success and has become not only a great film property, but a powerful video game franchise with opportunities to develop new characters and environments within ‘The Incredibles’ universe,” said Graham Hopper, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Buena Vista Games, Inc. (BVG).
Fans of the film and video game unite with their favorite superheroes, Mr. Incredible and Frozone in The Incredibles: Rise of the Underminer as players search and try to defeat the Underminer. Mr. Incredible and Frozone must journey underground to confront the Underminer’s robot minions and stop his diabolical plot to pollute the major cities of the world. The all-new, co-operative multiplayer action allows players to work as a team with the ability to change characters at any time while competing for points to upgrade their special moves and super powers.
Visit the game’s official website for more info.