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THQ announces World of Zoo

posted 1 Jun 2009, 11:37 by Knuckles Sonic8   [ updated 20 Jul 2010, 20:13 ]

Don't confuse this new IP with World of Goo by 2D Boy! Sounds like another addition to their growing portfolio of family-friendly games. This game is being made in cooperation with National Geographic. Sounds almost like Sim Animals and Viva Pinata in a way so surely this will do well.

THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced its new, original intellectual property, World of Zoo is currently in development to make its scheduled debut for Wii, Nintendo DS and Windows PC this fall. World of Zoo takes players beyond the fences and into their own zoo, allowing them to care for and build relationships with numerous animals through hands-on interactive gameplay. Packed full of customization features, players will be able to experience their own personalized virtual zoo creating an experience unlike any other animal-based simulation game. In addition, the game will be showcased at the upcoming E3 Expo 2009 being held at the Los Angeles Convention Center. 

"We are excited to introduce this game to animal lovers and zoo fans of all ages," said Randy Shoemaker, vice president, global brand management at THQ. "This game expands the real-world zoo experience, giving players an all-access pass to interact with the world's most amazing animals up close and personal." 

World of Zoo is a family-friendly game that will open the gates for gamers to freely roam their zoo in ways they have only imagined. With more than 90 different animals spanning 11 families to care for, players will have ample opportunities to engage with all types of species. The Animal Creator feature will allow players to create an unlimited number of animals and be able to customize each one. They can even add animals to any of the 20 different exhibits available in the game utilizing the Animal Adoption Network feature. Players can also learn about their animals through fun animal facts provided by National Geographic. Each animal is completely unique with different personalities and behaviors. It will be up to the player to determine ways to gain their trust and keep their animals happy, ultimately earning a Magic Moment from their animal. 

World of Zoo is being developed by Blue Fang, creator of the highly successful Zoo Tycoon series. For more information on this game, please visit www.worldofzoo.com. Information on the rest of THQ's line-up of family-friendly titles is also available on www.playthq.com.