The MX vs. ATV video game has been exposed to more than five million fans at supercross races alone since 2004. In the upcoming MX vs. ATV game, to be announced at the start of the season, THQ has been granted licensing rights to use the AMA Supercross logo.
“Partnering with Monster Energy AMA Supercross has always allowed us to connect with race fans on a unique level,” said Michael Lustenberger, Vice President of Global Brand Management - Online, THQ. “The upcoming 2011 season is no exception as we will reveal the next MX vs. ATV game at the first race and allow Monster Energy AMA Supercross fans to be the first to see it.”
In addition to the online and in-stadium branding at Monster Energy AMA Supercross, THQ will receive space in the Pit Party for activation, providing fans the opportunity to be the first to play the next MX vs. ATV later in the season.
THQ will also receive commercial advertising units in CBS Sports network broadcasts of Monster Energy AMA Supercross and will have the opportunity to conduct focus groups during pit parties at select races. The focus groups will allow fans to critique the current game and will also give them a chance to share their thoughts on the approaching game.
The 2011 Monster Energy AMA Supercross season and THQ sponsorship initiatives kick-off Saturday, January 8 with the opening round of the season from Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California.