Tak and the Power of Juju released

THQ and Nickelodeon announce that their Avalanche-developed platformer for the PS2, GameCube, and GBA has shipped to stores across North America.

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THQ and Nickelodeon today announced that the PlayStation 2, GameCube, and GBA versions of Tak and the Power of Juju have shipped to stores across North America. The game, which has been developed by Avalanche Software, is a third-person platformer in which players assume the role of a young shaman in a fantasy world.

"The release of Tak and the Power of Juju marks the first time a major media company and a videogame company have joined forces to create an intellectual property for initial release into the video game arena with the express intent of migrating the property to TV and other key entertainment media," said Brian Farrell, president and CEO, THQ. "By combining the incredible creative talents at Nickelodeon with THQ's global publishing expertise and Avalanche's compelling gameplay, we have delivered a multimedia property, starring a strong lead character that resonates with kids, as well as a great game with almost ubiquitous awareness among our target demographic."

"We are delighted that what was an idea just a few years ago is now an extremely unique property with tremendous appeal," said Stephen Youngwood, senior vice president, Nickelodeon media products group. "The launch of Tak is meaningful not only because we are delivering a great video game to consumers, but because we have pioneered a whole new way of creating a multimedia franchise."

For more information on Tak and the Power of Juju, check out our previous coverage of the game.

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