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Hardcore Wrestling Action Invades The N-Gage Game Deck With WWE Aftershock

Espoo, Finland, May 19, 2005 - Nokia and THQ Wireless Inc., a subsidiary of THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI), today announced that they will start shipping WWE Aftershock. The action packed title features today's top WWE superstars, their arsenal of signature moves as well as multiplayer and community features.

"WWE is one of the most recognized entertainment brands today. WWE Aftershock on the N-Gage platform extends the experience by including multiplaying via Bluetooth connection as well as the connected community features of the N-Gage Arena", says Gregg Sauter, Director, Games Publishing, Nokia.

Gamers can slam their way to fame by crushing the competition and uploading their scores to the N-Gage Arena ranking boards to access an unlockable superstar. By winning the King of the Ring tournament, the best and the meanest players can access yet another unlockable superstar.

WWE Aftershock brings drama, action and wrestling superstars to N-Gage game decks. Set in a real-time 3D environment, the game uses various camera angles for an eye-popping visual experience. Each WWE superstars' persona is captured in the same over-the-top presentation that makes the WWE the ultimate in live entertainment.

Can you handle the pain? Look out for WWE Aftershock in stores soon!

WWE video games are produced by THQ and JAKKS Pacific.

About N-Gage

The N-Gage game deck is an innovative mobile device that is creating an entirely new market for the games industry. Built for active gamers, the N-Gage platform is the first mobile and connected game deck to feature online high-quality 3D multiplayer game play over Bluetooth wireless technology and GPRS. The N-Gage device also offers unique online games services as well as a comprehensive and growing games catalogue from the leading game publishers. Nokia is the world leader in mobile communications.

About World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE - News) is an integrated media and entertainment company headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto and London. Additional information on the company can be found at and Information on television ratings and community activities can be found at

About JAKKS Pacific, Inc.

JAKKS Pacific, Inc. is a multi-brand company that designs and markets a broad range of toys and consumer products. The product categories include: Action Figures, Art Activity Kits, Stationery, Writing Instruments, Performance Kites, Water Toys, Sports Activity Toys, Vehicles, Infant/Pre-School, Plush, Construction Toys, Electronics and Dolls. The products are sold under various brand names including JAKKS Pacific®, Play Along®, Flying Colors®, Road Champs®, Child Guidance®, Pentech®, Trendmasters®, Toymax®, Funnoodle®, Go Fly a Kite®, Color Workshop® and Plug It In & Play TV GamesTM. The Company also participates in a joint venture with THQ Inc. that has exclusive worldwide rights to publish and market World Wrestling Entertainment® video games. For further information, visit or

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 and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.

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