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From the Best in TV, Movies and Sports to Award-Winning THQ Console and PC Titles, THQ Wireless Unveils Impressive Lineup of New Mobile Games at E3

Company Furthers Plans for Console & Windows PC Game Integration as New Mobile Games Based on Major THQ Brands Launch Over the Next Year

CALABASAS, Calif., May 18, 2005: THQ Wireless Inc., a subsidiary of THQ Inc. (Nasdaq: THQI), unveiled today at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) a huge line-up of mobile games, including new titles based on top-selling THQ brands Full Spectrum WarriorTM, Warhammer 40,000, Evil Dead, Destroy All Humans!TM, MotoGP, JuicedTM, WWE® and the top-selling "MX" franchise. Several of the new mobile titles are expected to feature integration with their console or Windows PC counterpart where mobile gamers can unlock cheat codes and buy wireless content. Destroy All Humans!, which is scheduled for release on the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft, is expected to feature a bonus section where gamers can directly buy via text message short codes, the wireless version of the game, exclusive ringtones and wallpapers.

"In addition to creating mobile games based on some of the biggest names in entertainment and sports, we see a tremendous opportunity to extend our leadership position by integrating video game and PC content with wireless based platforms," said Tim Walsh, president of THQ Wireless. "From short code campaigns to cross-promotions in advertising, THQ Wireless continues to leverage technologies and information services to differentiate itself from the competition."

THQ Wireless is also offering E3 attendees a sneak peek of NFL Football 2006, the sequel to their top-selling sports title, NFL Football 2005, and demos of the company's newest baseball title, Big League Home Run Challenge. This arcade-style game has already received accolades from gaming press and is sure to be a hit with baseball fans.

Also at this year's E3, THQ Wireless will present two new mobile games based on the hit animated television series, South Park, in addition to new mobile games based on the WWE and the successful franchise Worms. For Star Wars fans that just can't get enough, the full suite of Star Wars-themed products for mobile phones will be on display including Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars: Ask Yoda, and Star Wars: Battle Over Coruscant.

All games will be featured at the THQ booth, #1046, in the South Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center, May 18-20.

About THQ Wireless:

THQ Wireless Inc., a subsidiary of THQ Inc. (Nasdaq: THQI), is a global leader in mobile entertainment, offering a wide range of wireless products, including games, personalization products, information services and messaging based on top licenses such as the WWETM, Star Wars, popular Nickelodeon properties and professional sports leagues including the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB and the NHRA. In addition to wireless entertainment products, THQ Wireless' controlling interest in MINICK gives the company access to one of the largest premium messaging networks in the world in order to offer a broad range of services from content distribution to mobile marketing campaigns and place the company at the forefront of this rapidly growing messaging market. Headquartered in Los Angeles County, California, THQ Wireless has offices worldwide, in addition to distribution agreements through wireless carriers across the globe. Further information can be found at

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 in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, Korea and Australia. More information about THQ and its products may be found at and THQ, THQ Wireless, Destroy All Humans and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.

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