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Gamers Join SpongeBob in His Search for the World's Oldest Bubble in SpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePantis

SpongeBob SquarePants(TM) Leaves Bikini Bottom in New Game for Wii(TM), PlayStation(R)2 System, Nintendo DS(TM), Game Boy(R) Advance and Wireless Handsets

AGOURA HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 24, 2007--THQ Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI) today announced SpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePantis has shipped to retailers throughout North America for the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system, Nintendo DS(TM) and Game Boy(R) Advance. In addition, a Wii version of the game is scheduled to be available in the coming weeks. SpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePantis brings the top kids gaming property, with more than 20 million units of SpongeBob video games shipped worldwide to-date, to a whole new adventure full of rare treasures and magical worlds. The game is rated E for everyone and is available for the suggested retail prices of $49.99 (Wii), $29.99 (PlayStation 2 system, Nintendo DS) and $19.99 (Game Boy Advance).

SpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePantis follows the storyline of SpongeBob's first-ever television movie of the same name that will air on Nickelodeon on Monday, November 12 from 8-9 p.m., ET/PT and is scheduled to release on DVD November 13. Players will join SpongeBob and Patrick in their second journey beyond Bikini Bottom to the legendary city of Atlantis where they will take part in the adventure by riding on a magical bus with the Bikini Bottom crew in the search of the city's treasures.

With the goal of fulfilling SpongeBob's dream to uncover the "World's Oldest Living Bubble," players will control whether Atlantis brings him everything he desires, or if Plankton's evil plan will burst his bubble. SpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePantis includes action-packed levels and unlockable objectives including the abilities to invade Atlantis in the mighty Atlantean tank, create fine art with Squidward and sing to power the magic bus to Atlantis. The game also includes unlockable bonus features such as "Director's Commentary" on the game delivered by SpongeBob himself.

An additional wireless version of the game, SpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePantis: Atlantis Treasures, is scheduled to be available across all major wireless carriers in December.

For more information about SpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePantis and the rest of THQ's lineup of games, please visit www.playthq.com.

About Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products

Nickelodeon, in its 28th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books, magazines and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is seen in almost 96 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 13 consecutive years. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NYSE:VIA)(NYSE:VIA.B).

About THQ Inc.

THQ Inc. 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 and www.playthq.com. THQ and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.

Wii, Nintendo DS and Game Boy Advance are trademarks of Nintendo.

"PlayStation" and the "PS" Family logo are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

The statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts may be "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the business of THQ Inc. and its subsidiaries (collectively referred to as "THQ"), including, but not limited to, expectations and projections related to the release of the SpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePantis video game and are based upon management's current beliefs and certain assumptions made by management. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, business, competitive, economic, legal, political and technological factors affecting our industry, operations, markets, products or pricing. Readers should carefully review the risk factors and the information that could materially affect THQ's financial results, described in other documents that THQ files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal period ended March 31, 2007, and particularly the discussion of risk factors set forth therein. Unless otherwise required by law, THQ disclaims any obligation to update its view on any such risks or uncertainties or to revise or publicly release the results of any revision to these forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release.

CONTACT:
THQ/Media Relations
Karen Fujimoto, 818-871-5188
karen.fujimoto@thq.com
or
THQ/Investor Relations
Julie MacMedan, 818-871-5125
investor@thq.com

SOURCE: THQ Inc.


 
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