Press release: 1997-01-21: T-HQ to distribute seven Psygnosis titles for Sega Saturn

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Language: English third-party
Original source: The Free Library

CALABASAS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 21, 1997-- T-HQ Inc. (NASDAQ:TOYH) Tuesday announced it has signed an agreement with Sega of America Inc. and Softbank Corp. to exclusively distribute seven games developed by Psygnosis for the Sega Saturn video game platform.

The upcoming titles are "Destruction Derby," "Krazy Ivan," "Assault Rigs," "Adidas World Power Soccer," "G Police," "Sentient" and "Tenka," and will be released in the United States and Canada in 1997.

"Destruction Derby," "Krazy Ivan" and "Assault Rigs" are scheduled to release in the first quarter of 1997. "Adidas World Power Soccer," "G Police," "Sentient" and "Tenka" are scheduled for release in the second and third quarters of 1997.

"Part of our publishing strategy for the next generation 32-bit systems is to partner with leading game companies like Sega, Softbank and Psygnosis who have the highest quality game content," said Brian J. Farrell, president and CEO, T-HQ.

"As Sega's installed base continues to grow, we are very pleased to work with talented third party developers like Psygnosis," said Shoichiro Irimajiri, chairman and CEO, Sega of America. "T-HQ's strong distribution power reinforces our commitment to provide game enthusiasts with the best games possible."

"We are truly excited about the prospect of Sega Saturn owners here in the U.S. and in Canada being able to get their hands on these popular Psygnosis titles and with T-HQ's excellent track record in distribution, we are confident our titles will reach these enthusiastic gamers," said Ian Grieve, Psygnosis.

Sega of America is the arm of Tokyo-based Sega Enterprises Ltd., responsible for the development, marketing and distribution of Sega video game systems and video games in the Americas.

Sega Enterprises is a $3.6 billion company recognized as the industry leader in interactive digital entertainment media, and is the only company that offers interactive entertainment experiences both inside and outside the home. Sega of America's World Wide Web site is located at .

Psygnosis employs more than 340 people with publishing and development offices in the United States, United Kingdom and across Europe. Working with more than 30 development teams across the world with six internal development sites, the company is now the largest development house in Europe. Psygnosis is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corp. of America.

T-HQ develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software for a variety of hardware platforms including Nintendo, Sony and Sega. Most of the company's products are based on licenses from popular sports, movies and arcade games. T-HQ has headquarters in Calabasas.

CONTACT: T-HQ/Media Relations, Calabasas

Aimee Greenholtz, 818/223-3116


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