THQ released the first images of the PS3 and Xbox 360 iterations of the uDraw Game Tablet, due this fall, and revealed details that make the new thing sound more impressive than its Wii contemporary.
The HD consoles' tablets both feature "high definition" input at 2000x1600 revolution, multitouch surfaces for "pinch-and-stretch and rotation features," and built-in tilt sensors (which the Wii uDraw has because it has a Wiimote all up in). Both tablets will include copies of a new version of uDraw Studio, called uDraw Studio: Instant Artist, with new tutorials and a new interface. There's also a version of Pictionary planned for the new device.
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THQ TO BRING ITS POPULAR UDRAW GAMETABLET
TO XBOX 360 AND PLAYSTATION 3 CONSOLES THIS FALL
Joining the Enormously Successful uDraw for Wii, the Evolution of uDraw
Boasts an Entirely New Look, Enhanced Creative Functions and Touch-Screen Features,
High-Definition Capability, Plus a Host of New Games
AGOURA HILLS, Calif. – June 3, 2011 – The revolutionary uDraw GameTablet® from THQ (NASDAQ: THQI), which has defined an entirely new category of gaming by offering unbridled creativity on a video game console, will come to the Xbox 360® and PlayStation®3 consoles this fall, it was announced today by Brian Farrell, THQ's President and CEO.
For its planned November debut worldwide on the Xbox 360 and PS®3, uDraw™ will adopt an entirely new look: a sleek, contemporary design that incorporates console controls directly into the uDraw GameTablet. Enhanced capabilities add to the uDraw's dramatic new appearance, including high-definition art creation and gameplay; a stylus with greater sensitivity for more detailed results; motion features; longer drawing time; plus direct touch-screen control that incorporates pinch-and-stretch and rotation features.
THQ will display its new uDraw GameTablet for Xbox 360 and PS3 during the upcoming E3 Expo from June 7-9 in Los Angeles, alongside the enormously popular uDraw for Wii™. THQ has shipped 1.7 million units of uDraw for Wii to retailers worldwide since its launch in November.
"As soon as we introduced uDraw last year, Xbox 360 and PS3 fans began asking when they could experience it, too – and beginning this fall, they can," Farrell said. "The uDraw offers amazing innovation and opens new doors of artistic possibility. There's no console-based artistic tool like it."
A new version of uDraw Studio™ software – called uDraw Studio: Instant Artist™ – will bring the core functions of the uDraw GameTablet to life on your television. It is also scheduled to be available this fall, and will come bundled with the new uDraws. This enhanced artistic software package offers expansive guided tutorials to teach many of the basics of art and design, as well as a more intuitive interface that keeps art tools right on screen at all times. Using the new uDraw Studio: Instant Artist on uDraw for Xbox 360 and PS3, artists will be able to more easily send and share images online.
THQ is also in production on a number of new uDraw titles planned for the next six months, both for the new HD-capable uDraw as well as the uDraw GameTablet for Wii. The games all take advantage of the device's unique play patterns and functionality.
Before the end of the year, the fast-growing library of uDraw titles will include Pictionary: Ultimate Edition, a new, high-tech version of the classic game of quick sketches and crazy guesses, which will feature new clues – and new functionality – exclusively created for the uDraw on Xbox 360 and PS3 platforms. For Wii, Pictionary has been one of uDraw's most popular games.
Exclusively for Wii, Nickelodeon and DreamWorks Animation's The Penguins of Madagascar™ will start up an all new, super-secret operation that brings their inimitable brand of humor to the uDraw GameTablet. Players will lead "Team Penguin" on a zany adventure through the zoo and beyond in a brand-new story that brings them face to face with a nemesis who's making a surprise return.
The new titles are scheduled to join SpongeBob SquigglePants, Kung Fu Panda 2, Dood's Big Adventure™ and the original Pictionary in an ever-growing lineup that spotlights the virtually unlimited creative and play power of the uDraw GameTablet. THQ plans to introduce additional titles for uDraw throughout 2011 and 2012.
Already, thousands of uDraw artists from around the world have contributed to a growing collection of inspired artwork that can be seen online at www.worldofudraw.com/art-spotlight.
The uDraw GameTablet for Xbox 360 and PS3 is scheduled to be available in time for the holiday season, joining the uDraw for Wii – which is now available worldwide – as the ultimate creative device for video game consoles. Discover more about the uDraw GameTablet online at http://www.WorldofUDraw.com or by visiting the World of uDraw Facebook page.