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THQ Ships THE REVENGE OF SHINOBI For Game Boy Advance; THQ Sends SEGA's Mythical Ninja On New Adventure

CALABASAS HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 13, 2002--THQ(R) Inc. (Nasdaq: THQI) and SEGA of America today shipped THE REVENGE OF SHINOBI(TM) for Game Boy(R) Advance. Set in ancient Japan, THE REVENGE OF SHINOBI picks up from the classic arcade story and follows the warrior ninja Shinobi as he frees the world from the curse of Ashira-O. THE REVENGE OF SHINOBI is now available at major retail outlets nationwide.

"Named to EGM's top 100 games of all time, `The Revenge of Shinobi' franchise is expected to thrive with this next evolution on Game Boy Advance, as well as a Playstation 2 version available for holiday," said Alison Locke, executive vice president, North American publishing, THQ. "Shinobi is a popular and recognizable brand with a history of strong sales success, and we are delighted to add it to our Game Boy Advance lineup."

"SEGA is known for its amazing library of classic content such as `Shinobi,'" said Charles Bellfield, vice president of strategic planning and corporate affairs, SEGA of America, Inc. "Now available on the Game Boy Advance platform, THE REVENGE OF SHINOBI will appeal to fans of the original, as well a new generation of gamers."

About "The Revenge of Shinobi"

To break the iron grasp of evil Ashira-O's curse, Shinobi must recover five elemental swords and defeat the Shoguns who wield them. It will take stealth, strength, and the mastery of the mystic arts for Shinobi to battle his way through the ancient lands.

Features:

  • Over 20 levels of gameplay with boss battles, sub-maps, and hidden levels true to the original "Shinobi" arcade game

  • Achieve new Ninja abilities and techniques as your adventure progresses. Replay levels to locate hidden areas and battle new warriors

For more information about THE REVENGE OF SHINOBI and the rest of THQ's holiday line-up, please visit: www.thq.com

About SEGA

SEGA of America is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA Corporation, a $3.5 billion corporation by market capitalization, recognized as a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. SEGA's Web site is located at www.sega.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.

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 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, 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 the Registration Statement on Form S-3 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 16, 2002. 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.

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CONTACT: THQ Inc.
Erik Reynolds, 818/871-8514 (Media Relations)
ereynolds@thq.com
Investor Relations, 818/871-5061
or
SEGA of America, Inc.
Gwen Marker, 415/701-3814
gwen.marker@segaamerica.com