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THQ and Juice Games Announce Juiced(TM) 2: Hot Import Nights(TM)

Sequel to Two-Million-Unit Selling Franchise Set to Blend Street Racing and Tuning Culture on Next-Generation Systems This Fall

AGOURA HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 22, 2007--THQ Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI) today announced Juiced(TM) 2: Hot Import Nights(TM) (HIN), the next installment in the highly successful original franchise from internal studio Juice Games. Featuring unparalleled vehicle customization, an adrenaline packed drift racing experience and ultra-realistic "Driver DNA," Juiced 2: HIN is the only game that allows players to showcase their skills at Hot Import Nights events. Juiced 2: HIN is expected to make its next-generation debut on the Xbox 360(TM) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft(R) and PLAYSTATION(R)3 and will also be available for the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system, the PSP(TM) (PlayStation(R)Portable) system, Nintendo DS(TM) and Windows PC this fall.

"THQ studio Juice Games is utilizing its vast racing pedigree and proprietary technology to deliver groundbreaking new game-play features in addition to working closely with Hot Import Nights to accurately capture the tuning and street racing culture," said Bob Aniello, senior vice president of worldwide marketing, THQ. "We look forward to bringing this global franchise to next-generation systems for the first time."

"Juiced 2: HIN introduces a thrilling new drifting component and lets players personalize their experience both on and offline with ultra realistic Driver DNA," said Colin Bell, general manager, Juice Games. "In addition to a ton of exciting new features, we've significantly expanded the rewarding driving experience, track choice and customization our fans have come to expect."

"Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights is an amazing extension of the Hot Import Nights lifestyle experience, bringing the modding, characters and racing finale to life for gamers and tuning fans worldwide," said Michael Munar, Executive Producer, APG Events/Hot Import Nights. "This is the first time a top-tier racing game has blended with a true-to-life global tuner event and we can't wait for its release."

About Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights

Juiced 2: HIN evolves the current street racing scene, letting players experience the culture of the real-life HIN tour, the nation's largest lifestyle custom car show in an intense racing experience. Featuring track and drift racing at real-world locations around the globe, next-gen AI and unparalleled vehicle customization, Juiced 2: HIN brings street racing to life, allowing players to test their skills at live street racing events against a back-drop of DJs, fashion, models and musicians. Groundbreaking new features include addictive drift/ powersliding races and "Driver DNA" that tracks gamers' personal driving traits. These profiles, along with the profiles of select celebrities will be available for download across all online gaming systems. Elite racing developer Juice Games has evolved the game-play that revolutionized online racing, giving players the power to create their car, assemble their crew and put it all on the line in intense pink slip and crew races. Gamers will also be able to bet cash on each event, bringing a gambling element to the game that greatly increases the importance of each race.

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, THQ Wireless Juice Games, Juiced and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.

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Microsoft, Xbox, Xbox 360 and the Xbox logos are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and/or in other countries and are used under license from Microsoft.

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 Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights 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/A for the fiscal period ended March 31, 2006, 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
Vanessa Vanasin, 818-871-5124
vanessa.vanasin@thq.com
or
THQ/Investor Relations
Julie MacMedan, 818-871-5125
investor@thq.com

SOURCE: THQ Inc.


 
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