Sega and THQ announced an agreement today for THQ to co-publish all of Sega's Game Boy Advance titles through 2003.
The agreement covers 16 titles. The first six titles, SONIC ADVANCE, an MLB-licensed game (working title), COLUMNS CROWN, THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD, PINBALL (working title), SMASH PACK and PUYO POP, are scheduled to release through March 2002. The SMASH PACK will remain similar to the version released on the Dreamcast.
"Sega has a long and storied history of software innovation," stated Brian Farrell, President and CEO, THQ. "We look forward to expanding our leadership position in the handheld category by bringing some of their leading brands including Sonic and Major League Baseball to Game Boy Advance."
"For years, we have had a huge cult following...gamers who have stayed committed to the brand and content and are the soul of Sega," said Peter Moore, President and COO, Sega of America. "This alliance helps us bring the Sega experience to an expanded universe of gamers. Using THQ's unparalleled know-how with the GBA platform even better positions us to meet our long term goals in the shortest amount of time."
The SMASH PACK is going to be awesome, hopefully we'll get GOLDEN SUN and SHINING FORCE in it!