THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced plans for the fall 2009 release of SpongeBobâ€™s Truth or Square, in celebration of the 10th Anniversary year of SpongeBob SquarePants. SpongeBobâ€™s Truth or Square is currently in development for the Wiiâ„¢ video game system, Nintendo DSâ„¢, the Xbox 360Â® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PSPÂ® (PlayStationÃ¢Portable) system. The game will feature a unique and never-before-seen shape-shifting capability that will allow players to transform SpongeBob into zany objects. Filled with action-packed gameplay and numerous stimulating puzzle solving challenges, SpongeBobâ€™s Truth or Square will draw upon some of the most humorous events from SpongeBob over the last 10 years.
â€œWe are excited to bring the ultimate SpongeBob video game experience to fans and gamers of all ages,â€ said Randy Shoemaker, vice president, global brand management at THQ. â€œThis game will take players deeper into SpongeBobâ€™s world than ever before as they relive cherished memories from SpongeBobâ€™s off-the-wall adventures.â€
In SpongeBobâ€™s Truth or Square, players must journey through memorable SpongeBob locations to find the missing Krabby Patty formula in time for the Krusty Krabâ€™s Eleventy Seventh Anniversary. From the Jellyfish Fields to downtown Bikini Bottom, players will run, jump, spin and hammer their way through 10 challenging levels. Each level will take players back to one of SpongeBobâ€™s happy moments from the show, such as when he becomes a fry cook, gets into the Salty Spittoon or meets Sandy for the first time. Equipped with special morphing abilities, players can transform SpongeBob into bizarre objects, such as the Spatula Slam, Propeller Spin and Sledgehammer Smash, to help him conquer treacherous obstacles and legions of Planktonâ€™s robots. Players will also be able to soak up water, hose down enemies, and jump into a bubble gum fling as they navigate their way through an obstacle course of traps. In two-player co-op mode, friends will be able to join in on the action and control Plankton to help SpongeBob solve puzzles, unlock new pathways and defeat super-powered creatures.
SpongeBobâ€™s Truth or Square is being developed by Heavy Iron Studios. For more information about this game, and the rest of THQâ€™s line-up of family-friendly titles, please visit www.playthq.com.
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