THQ sips the Juice

Multiyear partnership gets even closer as publisher acquires Juiced developer for first internal Euro studio.

THQ, you got the Juice now. Early 1990s Tupac Shakur movie references aside, the Agoura Hills, California-based publisher today announced that it has acquired Juice Games. The deal gives THQ its first internal studio based in Europe, specifically, in Warrington, UK.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Colin Bell, Juice Games' managing director, will now assume the role of general manager.

The two companies were previously in cahoots with the developer's first game, the street racer Juiced. The game didn't get off the starting line too quickly; it was originally set to be part of Acclaim's portfolio before the publisher met its fate. THQ outbid rival publishers for the game's rights, and Juiced finally pulled into North American stores last June.

Juice Games' next project is the PSP spinoff of the million-plus seller Juiced, Juiced: Eliminator, set for release this summer. Along with Destroy All Humans!, Juiced, which was released on the PC, PlayStation 2, and Xbox, helped THQ's Q1 revenue for FY2006 nearly double the number set for the previous year.

THQ and Juice did not announce any new projects in the works. For more on Juiced, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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dcl1993
dcl1993

LoL DS yep good game

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

juiced......million seller? ummm...where did they get their numbers?

NeoJedi
NeoJedi

GameSpot is usually right on the money with their reviews and Juiced did look like crap.

OfficialBed
OfficialBed

I agree with lilballer9871.......DS_fan_atic, go play the game then you can go and rant...don't just take what the "almighty" gamespot has to say..find out for yourself!

lilballer9871
lilballer9871

Yeah because you rather be a follow Gamespot's review instead of playing the game yourself. That's all u are DS_fan_atic, a follower....

DS_fan_atic
DS_fan_atic

well Juiced got 6.3 for the PS2 and Xbox and a 6.1 for PC sounds like a great game.

nemes1s3000
nemes1s3000

I thought Juiced did quite alright, it was right up there with Toca Racer and NFS Underground.