THQ details Cars

Publisher reveals info on games based on upcoming Pixar film; actors from movie provide voices for "story-based racing adventure."

Games based on films are almost always a good investment. Games based on family films are an even better investment. However, the real pot of gold is games based on the family-friendly films of Pixar, which publisher THQ has cashed in on more than once. Following stints with Sony Computer Entertainment America and Activision, Pixar has shaken hands with THQ, and the two have released games based on Monsters Inc., Finding Nemo, and The Incredibles.

The partnership went up another gear today, as THQ revealed the first details on its games based on Pixar's next film, Cars. The movie brings talking automobiles bumper to bumper, as Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) learns a valuable lesson on his way to a big race.

The game will appear on the GameCube, Xbox, PlayStation 2, PSP, Game Boy Advance, DS, and PC, and it's a story-driven racing adventure. Gamers will get behind the wheel of 10 playable characters in a free-roaming environment that features more than 50 races. The film's cast will reprise their roles as voices in the game.

THQ has not announced any North American release dates, but the game will likely ship alongside the movie's theatrical debut, which takes place June 9.

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16 comments
tarazi
tarazi

its very incredible game ... my sister love it and me too

raygun
raygun

did anyone notice that it says rainbow studios is the developer?? it might not be so bad after all.

NeoJedi
NeoJedi

Movie looks awesome, hey, it's Pixar... as for the game... dunno, will have to wait until there's more to see.

Rodius
Rodius

Did this man just write the words "Games based on films are almost always a good investment."??????? The hell, dude. :(

Mr_Unknown
Mr_Unknown

It'll blow but it'll sell well especially if the movie is good. Why would anyone try to make a good movie tie-in if mediocre ones sell just fine? The quality of these will only go up if customers speak with their wallets.

cyprus646
cyprus646

Screen shots kinda reminds me of that kid show on pbs with the airplanes,this game most likely is gona suck but oh well.

777rak
777rak

The movie looks cool, maybe the game will as good too.

EnhancedVGA
EnhancedVGA

Pixar's movies have always been great. Too bad their games havent. I wonder if Bungie is too busy at the moment to pick up a new title....

SLAYERPSP
SLAYERPSP

the movie should be great the game who knows ill give it a try

Viquist
Viquist

I personally can't wait to see the movie... the game is a maybe but I definantly want to see the movie

NeDi2004
NeDi2004

nahh not my type of game.

Donkeljohn
Donkeljohn

Pixar-quality gameplay on consoles. . . again.

frankeyser
frankeyser

has anyone other than kids liked any of the games based on the pixar movies? are they just sold to parents who have winny brats and parents who dont know any better?