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MX vs. ATV(TM) Reflex(TM) Redefines Racing with Revolutionary Rhythm Racing(R) 2.0 Physics
Unprecedented Real-Time Terrain Deformation and Innovative New Controls Change the Racing Genre

AGOURA HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May. 14, 2009-- THQ Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI) today announced MX vs. ATV™ Reflex™, the next installment of the best-selling off-road racing franchise, is scheduled to release on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system and Nintendo DS™ in Holiday 2009. Developed by THQ’s award-winning internal studio Rainbow Studios, MX vs. ATV Reflex introduces revolutionary physics that allow for real-world terrain deformation and an intuitive, dual-stick control scheme that separates man from machine. MX vs. ATV Reflex will deliver a wide variety of race modes, vehicles and worlds to explore while utilizing the all-new Rhythm Racing® 2.0 physics engine.

“The MX vs. ATV franchise consistently sets the bar for excellence in the racing genre, offering gamers, racing fans and mainstream consumers an immense variety of content and cutting-edge physics,” said Brian Coleman, vice president of global brand management, THQ. “MX vs. ATV Reflex takes the core elements of the franchise to the next level.”

“Rhythm Racing 2.0 is the most advanced physics engine Rainbow Studios has ever created, and is an all-inclusive framework that characterizes the essence of MX vs. ATV Reflex,” said Nick Wlodyka, general manager, Rainbow Studios. “We’ve combined the fluid Rider Reflex control system with ever-changing, real-time terrain deformation to create an experience that will immerse gamers in the rhythm of a race like never before.”

About MX vs. ATV Reflex

MX vs. ATV Reflex marks the highly anticipated return of the best-selling off-road racing franchise and features the all-new Rhythm Racing 2.0 physics engine, Rider Reflex control system and real-time terrain deformation. The Rider Reflex control system provides unparalleled precision and fluidity by separating machine steering from body positioning, which allows the independently controlled rider to shift his weight, perform death-defying stunts and avoid potentially devastating wrecks. Unprecedented terrain deformation creates ever-changing courses as off-road vehicles carve lines and deep ruts that have a real-time impact on gameplay and remain persistent through the full length of each race. MX vs. ATV Reflex will offer players the chance to become the rider and leave their mark in Holiday 2009. For more information on MX vs. ATV Reflex, please visit www.mxvsatv.com.

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, Rainbow Studios, MX vs. ATV Reflex, Rhythm Racing 2.0 and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.

Microsoft, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox Live, the Xbox logos, and the Xbox Live logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.

“PlayStation”, “PLAYSTATION”, “PS” Family logo and “PSP” are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Nintendo DS and Wii are trademarks of Nintendo.

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 MX vs. ATV Reflex 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.

Source: THQ Inc.

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