THQ to copublish Sega Europe GBA games

THQ announces a copublishing agreement with Sega Europe for five upcoming GBA games, including the previously unannounced games Sonic Advance 3 and Shining Force.

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THQ has today announced that it has entered into a Game Boy Advance copublishing agreement with Sega Europe. The deal will see THQ publishing a number of Sega GBA games in Europe, Australia, and other international territories starting this winter. The games confirmed for inclusion in the arrangement to date include the following:

Shining Force
Shining Soul II
Sonic Advance 3
Sonic Battle
Sonic Pinball Party

"Our two Sonic-branded releases, Sonic Advance and Sonic Advance 2, enjoyed sales of more than 1 million units at retail in North America according to NPD TRSTS," said Tim Walsh, senior vice president of international publishing at THQ. "We are delighted that our relationship with Sega has expanded to our international territories."

"We are looking forward to working together with THQ for the release of these quality games," added Mike Sherlock, executive vice president of sales and marketing at Sega Europe. "Using THQ's unparalleled know-how with the GBA platform will help us to reach our long-term goals in the shortest amount of time. This partnership not only helps us realize our commitment to expand our overseas presence, but also gives us the opportunity to further strengthen the Sega brand name in the international marketplace."

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