SpongeBob launches THQ XBLA efforts

Publisher set to go downloadable with next month's releases of Underpants Slam! and Screwjumper; Elements of Destruction and Rocket Riot to follow.

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Although franchises associated with THQ, such as Tetris and Worms, have shown up as Xbox Live Arcade games, the publisher wasn't actually involved in those projects. However, the company behind Saints Row and recent WWE games is finally ready to jump into the downloadable console-game market. THQ announced today that it will release a pair of Live Arcade games next month.

The publisher's first steps into digital distribution will mirror its strategy to make more retail games based on properties it owns, as opposed to high-profile licenses such as its WWE, Pixar, and Nickelodeon franchises. November will see the release of one licensed game, SpongeBob SquarePants: Underpants Slam!, as well as one original, Screwjumper. THQ also announced a pair of original Live Arcade games to follow those: Elements of Destruction and Rocket Riot.

"We view Xbox Live Arcade for Xbox 360 as a natural fit for many of our established casual brands, as well as an opportunity to serve up new gaming content," THQ senior vice president of worldwide marketing Bob Aniello said in a statement.

Discussion

32 comments
Tevi
Tevi

I want the psn version ps3 needs sponge bob

ThAdEa82
ThAdEa82

Why can't they make a Courage the Cowardly Dog Platformer. That cartoon is great...good graphics too

ZJohnnyZ
ZJohnnyZ

Ohhhhhh... Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Awesome!! Love hope I cam play as patrick or any of the other characters in co-op etc that would be awesome!!!

gnbfd
gnbfd

I thought they meant spongebob eps. And if this were on the VC, I'd actually have reason to care

Killian420
Killian420

yea, if it is a sponge bob wrestling game, count me in.

NyGin07
NyGin07

the krusty krab pizza is the pizza for you and me

KronikKilla
KronikKilla

I like the sound of Rocket Riot... and if its a Spongebob wrestling game, its already purchased.

danxxx
danxxx

i want a super bust a move game for XBLA....

trickyspider
trickyspider

i love xbox live.... sooo mch downloadable content...

gta11
gta11

Spongebob freaking Rules!

superradchad13
superradchad13

Yesssss, a Spongebob game on XBLA SCOREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

peeweeshift
peeweeshift

um weird titles that are getting xbla'd

josephmadde2005
josephmadde2005

There needs to be a spongebob 360 released, and I would love a good Spongebob game, but with THQ making it it ain't gonna be good.

Agreb91
Agreb91

Nothing better than some good ol' sponge action.

carljohnson3456
carljohnson3456

Who doesnt like SpongeBob? C'mon. I'd download it for the right price.

xboxFan101
xboxFan101

soft things to me sponge bob o well ill just rack up some easy game scores. i just hope the game not like over 1100 points or else it's a no no no for sure sure .

RebornJeremiah
RebornJeremiah

They should put this in Nintendo Virtual Console instead.

haadurin
haadurin

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Game__Raider
Game__Raider

page 1 yay...put bad move Spongebob is too kiddish

gord_mose
gord_mose

Now we just need RPGs on Xbox Live Arcade. PLEASE!

uk_beny
uk_beny

THQ is on dRuGs !!!!!!!

bazanger
bazanger

are they serious? i can't tell if this is a joke or not..

lamprey263
lamprey263

THQ needs to remember that stoner TV shows need stoner video games for their stoner audiences.

andrewhateme
andrewhateme

Spongebob are you serious??? Dont think there are many 5 yr olds on this site. next thing you know gspot will be reporting on how many episodes of Teletubbies are left in the season

Jaysonguy
Jaysonguy

Spongebob games have been worthy of playing in the last few years. This is a good deal for owners of the console.

membernametaken
membernametaken

This is the greatest thing to happen to videogames since E.T.!