By Al Giovetti


THQ and Relic Entertainment Re-define Strategy Genre With Award Winning Company of Heroes(TM)

AGOURA HILLS, Calif., Sept. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- THQ Inc.

THQ and Relic Entertainment Re-define Strategy Genre With Award Winning Company of Heroes(TM)

Leading Real Time Strategy Developer Delivers Stunning Next Generation Experience

AGOURA HILLS, Calif., Sept. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- THQ Inc. (Nasdaq: THQI) today announced that Company of Heroes(TM) from internal studio Relic Entertainment has shipped for Windows PC, taking the Real Time Strategy (RTS) genre to new heights with unprecedented graphic quality and revolutionary game-play. Beginning this week, gamers can experience what PC Gamer called "one of the best RTS games ever made" for a suggested retail price of $49.99.

"Company of Heroes is a next-generation Windows PC title in every sense, and has been one of the most anticipated titles, by press and retail outlets worldwide, since its award-winning debut," said Kelly Flock, executive vice president of worldwide publishing, THQ. "This week's launch enhances Relic's pedigree as the industry's leading RTS developer and establishes yet another premiere original franchise for THQ."

Company of Heroes has raised the RTS development bar to all-new heights, earning worldwide acclaim as one of the best strategy games ever made:

"Not just the greatest WWII RTS ever, but one of the greatest RTS games ever, period."

- PC Gamer - 96 out of 100 - Editor's Choice

"The best World War II RTS ever."

- PC Jeux (France) - 96 out of 100

"I'm having real trouble thinking of any strategy game that's this spectacular, this intense, this fun."

- PC Gamer UK - 94 out of 100

"Company of Heroes is an excellent RTS. Relic is at the top of their game here and have set the bar high for any future World War II strategy titles and RTS games in general."

- IGN - 94 out of 100

"If this game doesn't totally blow you away, you must be missing your awesome gene."

- Game Informer - 9 out of 10

About Company of Heroes

Company of Heroes is a World War II real time strategy game that brings to life the brave men of Able Company in cinematic intensity as they fight across Europe in the greatest war mankind has ever known. Relic's proprietary next-generation Essence Engine provides unprecedented graphics and physics complete with the destruction of all terrain and buildings. Featuring two to eight players in multiplayer competition, via Lan or Internet, gamers will choose to play as either the Allies or Axis, each with their own unique weapons, vehicles and commander trees. Company of Heroes is also scheduled to ship for wireless devices in fall 2006.

For more information on Company of Heroes please visit http http://www.companyofheroesgame.com

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 is a top producer of original intellectual properties including titles such as Destroy All Humans! (R), Juiced(TM), MX vs. ATV, Saints Row(TM), Company of Heroes(TM) and Titan Quest(TM). More information about THQ and its products may be found at www.thq.com and www.thqwireless.com. THQ, THQ Wireless, Relic Entertainment, Company of Heroes, Destroy All Humans!, Juiced, MX vs. ATV, Saints Row, Titan Quest, and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.

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 Company of Heroes 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 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.

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