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Billy Bob Thornton and Dennis Hopper to Voice Characters in THQ's Wii-Exclusive, Deadly Creatures(TM)

Award Winning Actors Bring Triple-A Talent to Action-Thriller Wii Title

AGOURA HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 8, 2008--THQ Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI) today announced that Academy Award(R) Winning actor Billy Bob Thornton and Academy Award(R) Nominated actor Dennis Hopper are lending their famous voices to THQ's new action thriller Wii(TM) game: Deadly Creatures(TM). Critically recognized as a unique, one-of-a-kind Wii experience, Deadly Creatures is scheduled to hit retail outlets worldwide in February 2009.

"What surprised me about Deadly Creatures is how it looks...like watching a movie," said Billy Bob Thornton. "The scorpion and tarantula are like two actors meeting up for a gun fight."

"Gamers are really going to love Deadly Creatures," added Dennis Hopper.

"Billy Bob Thornton and Dennis Hopper's involvement as the voice talent for the human characters in Deadly Creatures is a testament to the game's high level of quality," said Nick Wlodyka, General Manager, Rainbow Studios. "The AAA talent helps bring this cinematic storyline of greed and betrayal to life in a one-of-a-kind action-thriller exclusively on Wii."

Deadly Creatures has been recognized by top media outlets as a very unique, stylized Wii experience.

"One of the most compelling third-party games to hit Nintendo's console"
- IGN.com, October 2008

"The concept behind Deadly Creatures is unique and intriguing"
- Gamespot.com, July 2008

"Deadly Creatures definitely gets points for originality"
- 1up.com, July 2008

About Deadly Creatures

Deadly Creatures is a 3rd person action-thriller set amidst a desert world of venomous terror, exclusively for Wii. Players control an armored Scorpion and a deadly Tarantula as they fight for survival against Gila monsters, lizards, black widows and many more terrifying creatures. Featuring intuitive motion controls and a deep combo-based combat system, Deadly Creatures is a thrilling mix of brutal, creature-crushing action and suspenseful exploration of vast 360 degree desert and man-made environments. Gamers will explore this darkly compelling story through the eyes of two of the world's most deadly creatures.

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. THQ, Deadly Creatures, Rainbow Studios and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.

All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Wii is a registered trademark of Nintendo.

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 Deadly Creatures 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, 2008, 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
Jerome Benzadon, 818-871-5057
or
THQ/Investor Relations
Julie MacMedan, 818-871-5125

Source: THQ Inc.


 
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