CALABASAS HILLS, Calif., Nov 11, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- THQ Inc.
(Nasdaq: THQI) today announced the release of "Sphinx and the Cursed
Mummy"(TM) for PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system, Xbox(TM)
videogame system from Microsoft and Nintendo GameCube(TM). Fueled by
an immersive storyline and Hollywood-quality cinematics, the
critically acclaimed "Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy" transports gamers
beyond the deserts of Egypt to amazing worlds based on fantasy and
mythology. Developed by Eurocom Entertainment Software, "Sphinx and
the Cursed Mummy" is now available at retail outlets nationwide.
"`Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy' provides the interactive immersion
and engagement that is the hallmark of successful games," said Tiffany
Ternan, senior vice president, North American Sales and Operations,
THQ. "With `Sphinx,' we believe we have a holiday title whose overall
appeal will resonate with both experienced players as well as the
What the press is saying:
- MTV.com -- "This game has it all."
- Play -- "Simply put, brilliant."
- IGN -- "Any GameCube owner who enjoyed Zelda should definitely
keep an eye on `Sphinx.'"
- GameZone.com -- "`Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy' is a remarkable
- PSE2 -- "One of the best games of the year."
About "Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy"
"Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy" thrusts gamers into a magical world
of action, adventure and mystery. Set in an entirely original universe
and styled with a vivid Ancient Egyptian flavor, players set out on an
epic quest to explore new worlds, uncover dark secrets and foil the
evil plans of Set, the evil brother of Tutankamen. Through the game's
innovative dual-protagonist storyline, players will navigate two
heroes on separate journeys spanning lush outdoor environment crawling
with enemies, labyrinth-like mazes and sprawling cities, as they
unwrap the evil plans of Set and his minions. Players guide Sphinx,
the headstrong demi-god, on a journey that will require a heavy dose
of wits, agility and special power as he seeks to find the stolen
mystical crowns. The Mummy's unique ability to fumble through and
solve complex puzzles while accidentally setting himself on fire is
one of the many facets of his game play that makes his role in "Sphinx
and the Cursed Mummy" more than that of a sidekick. "Sphinx and the
Cursed Mummy" is a completely original action-adventure game that
combines dynamic dual-protagonist game play, original character
designs, spectacular visuals and innovative technology to offer a
unique play experience.
For more information on THQ's "Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy" and
the rest of THQ's 2003 product lineup, please visit www.thq.com.
THQ Inc. is a leading, worldwide developer and publisher of
interactive entertainment software for a variety of hardware platforms
including PC CD-ROM, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Sony
Computer Entertainment America Inc., Nintendo and Microsoft. The THQ
web site is located at www.thq.com. The THQ Wireless site is located
at www.thqwireless.com. THQ is a registered trademark of THQ Inc.
This press release contains statements that are forward-looking
statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation
Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on current
expectations, estimates and projections about THQ's business based, in
part, on assumptions made by its management. These statements are not
guarantees of THQ's future performance or the performance of Sphinx
and the Cursed Mummy video games, and involve risks, uncertainties and
assumptions that are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes
and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted
in such forward-looking statements due to numerous factors, including,
but not limited to, those described above and the following: changes
in demand for THQ's products, including Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy
product mix, the timing of customer orders and deliveries, the impact
of competitive products and pricing and difficulties encountered in
the integration of acquired businesses. In addition, such statements
could be affected by growth rates and market conditions relating to
the interactive software industry and general domestic and
international economic conditions. Specific information concerning
these and other such factors is contained in THQ's March 31, 2003 Form
10-KT filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. A copy of
this filing may be obtained by contacting THQ or the SEC. The
forward-looking statements contained herein speak only as of the date
on which they are made, and THQ does not undertake any obligation to
update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or
circumstances after the date of this release.
SOURCE: THQ Inc.
Erik Reynolds, 818-871-8514
Julie MacMedan, 818-871-5095
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