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Hollywood Thrills and Precision Driving Collide in THQ's Stuntman(R): Ignition(TM)

Stuntman: Ignition's Addictive, Stunt-Based Driving to Premiere on Next-Generation Systems in Summer 2007

AGOURA HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 28, 2007--THQ Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI) today announced Stuntman(R): Ignition(TM), developed by internal studio Paradigm Entertainment, is scheduled to launch in summer 2007 for the Xbox 360(TM) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PLAYSTATION(R)3 computer entertainment system, and PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system. The game challenges players to drive for perfection, dropping them into the adrenaline-fueled role of a Hollywood stuntman, vying to create the most insane high-flying jumps, mind-blowing corkscrews and metal-twisting crashes ever filmed.

"Stuntman: Ignition will provide hours of addictive, edge-of-your-seat driving for action and racing fans alike," said Bob Aniello, senior vice president of worldwide marketing, THQ. "The game brings a unique approach to the genre, encouraging gamers to perfect their racing technique while creating their own personalized Hollywood stuntman experience."

"Stuntman: Ignition delivers an addictive blend of death-defying stunts and precision-based driving unlike anything seen before," said Dave Gatchel, General Manager, Paradigm Studios. "With an action-packed career mode and intense online multiplayer, gamers will have plenty to prove to become Hollywood's next big stuntman."

About Stuntman: Ignition

Stuntman: Ignition is the next installment in the critically acclaimed, million-unit plus selling Stuntman franchise. The game plunges gamers into the adrenaline-fueled role of a Hollywood stunt driver, challenging them to pull off the most breathtaking, death-defying stunts ever filmed. Players will showcase their skills in a wide variety of big-budget action films, commercial shoots and tournaments while commanding more than 25 unique vehicles, including exotic sports cars, motorcycles and hovercraft. Online multiplayer will allow rival stuntmen to battle it out on the film sets and custom built back-lot arenas, or players can devise their own insane stunt runs and challenge other stuntmen at their own game. Internally developed by Paradigm Entertainment, Stuntman: Ignition will be available for Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 system and PlayStation 2 system in summer 2007.

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, Paradigm Entertainment, Stuntman, Stuntman: Ignition and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.

"PlayStation," "PLAYSTATION," and "PS" Family logo are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment 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.

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 Stuntman: Ignition 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
Craig Mitchell, 818-871-8587
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THQ/Investor Relations
Julie MacMedan, 818-871-5125

SOURCE: THQ Inc.


 
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