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The Apocalypse Hits North American Retail Stores with the Launch of Darksiders II

Death Becomes Mankind’s Savior in the Continuation of the Critically Acclaimed Darksiders Franchise

AGOURA HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 14, 2012-- THQ Inc.’s (NASDAQ: THQI) critically-acclaimed Darksiders II, the highly-anticipated sequel to Darksiders, is now available at North American retailers for the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC.

In Darksiders II players assume the role of Death, the most feared of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, in an action-adventure game nearly four times the size of its predecessor. Faster gameplay, deep skill trees and a new loot system all build upon the strengths of the original, allowing players a wide variety of character development and customization options.

Darksiders II is available for the suggested prices of U.S. $59.99 (Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3) and U.S. $49.99 (PC). Darksiders II also will be available for Nintendo’s Wii U™ entertainment system later this year.

Darksiders II goes over the top with an incredible, sprawling experience for fans of action-adventure games,” said Jason Rubin, President, THQ. “By combining customizable role-playing game elements with intense combat and vast worlds to explore, THQ’s Vigil Games has created a masterpiece that’s packed with replayability, featuring all new combos, weapons and play styles for fans to enjoy.

Here is what press are saying about Darksiders II:

  • “An awesome take on the apocalypse” – IGN.com
  • “Epic” – MTV Multiplayer
  • “What a sequel should be” – Gaming Excellence
  • “Truly awe-inspiring” – Planet Xbox 360
  • “Refined…and improved” – PlayStation Universe

For more information about Darksiders II, please visit www.Darksiders.com.

About Darksiders II

Awakened by the End of Days, Death, the most feared of the legendary Four Horsemen embarks on a quest to redeem his brother's name. Become the terrifying force which everything fears but nothing can escape.

The original Darksiders®, released in January 2010, received critical acclaim including the Best Fantasy Game 2010 award from IGN. Darksiders followed the story of War, wrongly accused of starting the apocalypse, on a quest to reclaim lost honor and take revenge on those who wronged him.

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, Calif., 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, Darksiders 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" is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Nintendo trademarks and copyrights are properties 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 Darksiders® II 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 Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal period ended March 31, 2012 and subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and particularly the discussion of trends and 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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