Young grasshopper, video games won't make you skilled at karate. Everyone knows that. THQ wants to change that, though, and has announce All Star Karate
. It's scheduled for release this spring and will challenge players to use their entire body to attain a black belt.
Check out the screens and a release video below. Want to know how they can make it interesting? Ship it with straps so that I put a Wii Remote on each ankle and hold one in each hand. Then I'll really learn karate.
THQ SPRINGS INTO ACTION WITH THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF
ALL STAR KARATE™, CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPMENT EXCLUSIVELY FOR Wii™
Latest Title in All Star Franchise
Becomes First Video Game on Wii to Integrate Karate-Based Play
AGOURA HILLS, Calif. – Feb. 8, 2010 – THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced that All Star Karate™ is currently in development exclusively for Wii™ and is scheduled for release this spring. All Star Karate, the first extension in the company’s All Star franchise, which debuted with the All Star Cheer Squad™ cheerleading video game in 2008, will challenge players to punch, kick and chop their way through the game with play features based on real karate moves. With optional Wii MotionPlus™ compatibility, the game offers a true full-body experience by allowing players to experience the life of a karate trainee who is under the guidance of a wise, but humorous sensei, and is on the path toward attaining a black belt, the highest achievement level in karate.
About All Star Karate
In All Star Karate, players will follow the life of a young, martial arts novice whose noble attempt to save an elderly man from a pack of ninjas brings him face-to-face with a true karate master. The sensei, a cantankerous old-timer, offers his services and teaches his new protégé the proper techniques and disciplines of karate and guides him toward achieving the black belt. In single-player, Career mode, players will execute and master various karate moves utilizing the Wii Remote™ and Nunchuk, or two Wii Remotes, in order to attain the seven different colored belts or achievement levels in karate, including the black belt. Additionally, players can show off their hand, kicking and blocking techniques by sparring with a friend in Challenge mode or by creating their own move sequences to perform with the Kata Editor.
For more information on All Star Karate, as well as additional THQ titles, please visit www.playthq.com.
THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. The company develops its products for all popular game systems, personal computers and wireless devices. Headquartered in Los Angeles County, California, THQ sells product through its global network of offices located throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. More information about THQ and its products may be found at www.thq.com. THQ, All Star Cheer Squad, All Star Karate and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.