THQ Announces All Star Cheer Squad 2

Ok, Well I love alot of THQs properties and I have to admit that when I saw this press release I thought. “WTF?!? Am I reading this right?” but it appears as though I am. So, as a completely unbiased website that tries to cater to all gaming demographics – Young, Old, Girls….Peppy girls who jump around and have far too much cheer, this one’s for you.

AGOURA HILLS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apr. 30, 2009– THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced that All Star Cheer Squad™2, is currently in development exclusively for Wii™ and is scheduled for release this fall. Tony G, world renowned cheer choreographer best known for his work on the Bring it On movies, will once again serve as chief consultant for the title.

In All Star Cheer Squad 2, 14 exotic locations from around the world will serve as the backdrop for global cheer competitions. No longer a newbie, players will start out as the captain of the Tiger Squad, leading the team to victory by utilizing an all-new diverse move set that includes real-world aerial stunts, tumbling, formation changes and advanced moves on the Wii Balance Board™ accessory. Moves can be executed by using two Wii Remotes™, allowing for greater mobility. Players will select their squad members and then choose from more customization options including new makeup, hairstyle and uniforms. Because every routine needs a good beat first, All Star Cheer Squad 2 will feature even more original cheer music. Combined with an upgraded routine editor featuring a music mixer, a choreography editor and the ability to challenge friends via WiiConnect24™, All Star Cheer Squad 2 will allow players to live the ultimate cheer experience.

I’m never going to play this game as I’m sure that a majority of our readers won’t either but, as an expecting father who is going to have a little girl, perhaps in a few years I’ll be resigned to watching games like this play out in my house too… I also have to give major props to THQ for keeping their spectrum so broad and trying to get more girls into gaming. Even if that means they use the house as a place to run around and say things like “Cheertacular!” or “Cheertastic!”.

GOOOOOOOO TEAMMMM!!!!

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