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THQ Ships ``Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy'' For PlayStation 2, Xbox And Nintendo GameCube; After Thousands of Years the Secrets and Mysteries of Ancient Egypt are Revealed

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 casual consumer."

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 visual experience."
  • 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.

About THQ

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.

THQ/Media Relations
Erik Reynolds, 818-871-8514
THQ/Investor Relations
Julie MacMedan, 818-871-5095

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