THQ rolling out more Cars

More games based on the Pixar film <i>Cars</i> coming off assembly line; Cars Mater-National coming this fall to 360, PS3, PS2, Wii, DS, GBA.

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When it comes to obtaining the rights to make games based on films, most publishers are content to release a game to coincide with a movie's release then go on about their business.

THQ, on the other hand, doesn't mind taking that license to the next level and releasing multiple games based on films, television shows, or other properties. The publisher has a long-standing relationship with Disney-Pixar and has made multiple titles based on The Incredibles, Monsters, Inc., and Finding Nemo.

Now it appears as though THQ is sticking with that trend with the most recent Pixar release, Cars. The company released the Cars game alongside the film last July, and today announced that it is currently working on Cars Mater-National, a new game based on the animated movie.

Cars Mater-National is in development at Rainbow Studios for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, PlayStation 2, DS, and Game Boy Advance. THQ expects the game to be in stores this fall.

The game will focus on events surrounding the first Mater-National Race Festival, and will feature a new cast of characters all vying for the title. THQ promises that the world of Radiator Springs will be "new and improved" and feature new tracks, multiplayer games, and minigames.

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