Arabic localized video game for Xbox 360 and PlayStation to arrive in the Middle East
THQ UK Limited and Pluto Games announced today the launch of Disney Pixar’s ‘WALL*E’, the first Arabic localized video game, to be available on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 & Play Station Portable (PSP) consoles.
Disney Pixar’s ‘WALL*E’, is the official game for Disney Pixar blockbuster animated movie ‘WALL*E’. It is a story of a Robot left alone on earth who takes off on a journey to find the true meaning of what he was really meant to do.
“We are delighted to be part of this, launching an Arabic game is every Arab gamers’ wish. This is a great opportunity for us to grow further in promising territories like Saudi Arabia and Egypt, and a solid demonstration of our commitment to the Middle East market. It is Pluto Games’ enthusiasm and will that made this commercially possible and we hope it will be the first of a long line up for Arabic titles in the future,” said Luke Keighran, THQ Export Sales Manager.
“There are only few games that would suit the Middle East’s morals more than WALL*E. The game depicts family virtues in a fun adventurous story line immersing the players in a world of passionate pursuit for adventure,” added Keighran.
“WALL*E is the first next generation video game to be produced in Arabic, we are seeing encouraging growth of the Xbox 360 and Play station 3 formats and are delighted to be able to finally distribute a product that speaks our language. We hope others will follow with THQ’s step and help contribute to the growth of the gaming industry in the Middle East,” said Rabeeh Zakaria, THQ Product Manager, Pluto Games.
WALL*E, the video game, is available in all gaming outlets across the GCC. The movie is set to arrive in theaters on July 3rd. It is available in English & Arabic on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PSP. Also available is a full English version for PS2, PC, Nintendo DS, and Nintendo Wii.
About Pluto Games
Pluto Games, (formerly known as Pluto GT), is a leading PC and video games distributor with a vast geographical reach of representative offices stretching all throughout the Gulf region, the Levant and North Africa. The Company distributes games for all major gaming platforms including Xbox 360, Sony Playstation 3, Playstation 2, Playstation Portable, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, and personal computers.
About THQ Inc.
THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. The company develops its products for all popular game systems, personal computers and wireless devices. Headquartered in Los Angeles County, California, THQ sells product through its global network of offices located in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. More information about THQ and its products may be found at THQ's US website at www.thq.com and www.thqwireless.com
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