THQ has won the exclusive worldwide publishing rights to the "Juiced" franchise. THQ submitted the winning bid for the property, which was approved on October 6, 2004, by an order of the U.S. bankruptcy judge overseeing the Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceedings of Acclaim Entertainment. Acclaim Entertainment had previously held the rights to the "Juiced" property.
"We are very excited to have secured the rights to this strategic, highly sought after intellectual property," said Jack Sorensen, executive vice president of worldwide studios, THQ. "The team is off to a great start and now has the time to build `Juiced' into one of the premier brands in street racing."
Subject to final contract and certain closing conditions, THQ plans to release "Juiced" for the PlayStation 2 the Xbox, and PC in summer 2005.