THQ, DreamWorks Ink Master Mind Video Game Licensing Deal


Looks like Activision won’t be the only publisher making licensed DreamWorks Animation movie tie-in games anymore. With numerous quality licensed games based on Pixar and Nickelodeon animated properties under its belt, THQ has now signed a licensing agreement for exclusive rights to develop video games based on DreamWorks’ upcoming satirical superhero animated flick Master Mind (working title) for “all console and handheld systems, wireless devices and Windows PCs.” Master Mind isn’t due in theaters until November 5, 2010 and very little has been announced about it, so obviously details on any planned game projects are nil at this time as well.

“The DreamWorks Animation brand is among the best in animation and storytelling,” said Brian Farrell, President and CEO, THQ. “The superhero theme of the fall 2010 film project lends itself seamlessly to an interactive gaming adventure. DreamWorks’ creative vision and humor will add another dimension to our portfolio, which we believe will help further distinguish both THQ and DreamWorks as leaders in our respective entertainment categories.”

Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks Animation SKG said, “We look forward to working with THQ, who has a tremendous legacy of success in creating games based on animated family films.”

Anne Globe, Head of Worldwide Marketing and Consumer Products, DreamWorks Animation, added, “Together with THQ, we are eager to extend the world we are creating behind this film into a broad line of console, interactive and wireless games.”

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