AGOURA HILLS, Calif. April 12, 2011 — THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced a collaboration with Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., the bike maker of choice for cover athlete James Stewart, to offer branded models in the next installment of the 10 million unit-selling MX vs. ATV series. As part of an awesome array of downloadable content, MX vs. ATV® AliveTM will include a variety of Yamaha models, including the YZ450F, YZ250F and YZ125 motorcycles, and the YFZ450R ATV.
“Yamaha has long been considered one of the great off-road vehicle manufacturers, and we are proud to have them represented in the MX vs. ATV Alive downloadable content,” said Michael Lustenberger, THQ Vice President of Global Brand Management, Online/Digital Games. “Offering James Stewart’s downloadable motocross compound for free at launch and partnering with Yamaha, his bike maker of choice, will truly allow fans to experience the most authentic motocross racing experience yet.”
With the scheduled May 2011 release date approaching fast, make sure to pre-order MX vs. ATV Alive. The James Stewart Motocross Compound will be available at launch as part of the MotoClub Pro membership. Head over to MXvsATV.com for more information and the opportunity to sign up now for the community, where you will gain access to exclusive members-only content, swag-loaded giveaways, interviews with pro riders, monthly newsletters and much more!
About MX vs. ATV Alive
MX vs. ATV Alive will take THQ’s leading original franchise to exhilarating new heights with Bar-to-Bar racing, enhanced physics and the next step in downloadable content distribution. The new Bar-to-Bar racing mechanic allows for increased physical contact between riders so players can battle for position on the track like never before, creating the most intense, realistic racing experience yet. Featuring an advanced version of the franchise’s celebrated physics engine, MX vs. ATV Alive will deliver refined terrain deformation and smooth, intuitive controls that will appeal to newcomers and hardcore fans alike. MX vs. ATV Alive will also employ an “a la carte” method of digital content distribution that allows players to pay for only what they want to play. And for the first time in the series’ history, MX vs. ATV Alive will feature a prominent motocross athlete on the cover and in a variety of in-game videos: two-time AMA Supercross Champion James Stewart. MX vs. ATV Alive will deliver the ultimate motocross racing experience when it releases on Xbox 360 and PlayStation3 for a suggested retail price of $39.99 on its scheduled launch in May 2011. For more information on MX vs. ATV Alive, please go to www.mxvsatv.com.
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