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Tainted Fast Food Warnings on the Rise as Destroy All Humans!(R) Big Willy Unleashed(TM) Ships to Retail Outlets Worldwide

Crypto and His Big Willy Conquer 1970s in Franchise's Wii Debut

AGOURA HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 26, 2008--THQ Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI) today announced Destroy All Humans!(R) Big Willy Unleashed(TM) for the Wii(TM) system is now shipping to major retailers throughout North America. The sci-fi action franchise's debut on a Nintendo platform features four unique open-world environments to explore and high fidelity destruction on the ground, in the air via UFO and in the all-new Big Willy, a prototype alien mech masquerading as a fast food restaurant mascot. Developed by THQ's Locomotive Games, Inc., Destroy All Humans! Big Willy Unleashed is now available for the suggested retail price of $49.99.

"The Destroy All Humans! franchise turns the tables on traditional sci-fi gaming, allowing gamers to play as the alien and unleash massive destruction," said Brad Carraway, director, global brand management, THQ. "Big Willy Unleashed continues this tradition and brings the franchise to Wii gamers for the first time, with new features like the Big Willy mech that really ramp up the game's destructive mayhem."

"Big Willy Unleashed was designed for the Wii from the ground up, providing a unique Destroy All Humans! experience gamers won't find anywhere else," said Jack Sorenson, executive vice president of worldwide studios, THQ. "The game offers three different modes of play, with Crypto, his UFO and his Big Willy mech, creating a variety of ways to unleash high-fidelity destruction."

The irreverent sci-fi action gaming franchise will continue its path of destruction with Destroy All Humans! Big Willy Unleashed for the PSP(R) (PlayStation(R)Portable) system and Destroy All Humans! Path of the Furon for the Xbox 360(TM) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION(R)3 computer entertainment system, both scheduled to launch later in 2008.

About Destroy All Humans! Big Willy Unleashed

Designed specifically for the Wii(TM) home video game system, Destroy All Humans! Big Willy Unleashed fully utilizes the Wii Remote(TM) to deliver an all-new sci-fi action gaming experience. Players control Crypto as he travels the world in the Funked Out 1970's, unleashing massive destruction on foot, in his UFO and for the first time, at the controls of his Big Willy mech. Players will explore four open-world environments as they play through a variety of story-driven missions, open-world sandbox gameplay and co-op and competitive multiplayer. Designed by THQ's internal development studio Locomotive Games, Inc., Destroy All Humans! Big Willy Unleashed is also expected to be available on the PSP(R) (PlayStation(R)Portable) system in spring 2008.

About THQ

THQ Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI) 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.thqwireless.com. THQ, THQ Wireless, Destroy All Humans!, Destroy All Humans! Big Willy Unleashed, Destroy All Humans! Path of the Furon, Locomotive Games and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.

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 Destroy All Humans! Big Willy Unleashed and Destroy All Humans! Path of the Furon video games, 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.

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SOURCE: THQ Inc.


 
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