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THQ Announces Acquisition of Stuntman Franchise

Company Strengthens Next-Generation Console Portfolio With Popular Action-Racing Property

AGOURA HILLS, Calif., May 10 -- THQ Inc. (Nasdaq: THQI) today announced the acquisition of the Stuntman® franchise from Atari, Inc. Originally released in 2002, Stuntman won critical praise for its unique concept and innovative gameplay, with shipments in excess of 1.6 million units.

The Stuntman franchise is currently in development for next-generation systems at Paradigm Entertainment, creators of several well-known action games, in addition to gaming classics Beetle Adventure Racing and Pilot Wings 64.

"The concept of pulling off the incredible driving feats of Hollywood stuntmen is a natural fit for action and racing game fans alike," said Kelly Flock, executive vice president of worldwide publishing, THQ. "Stuntman is a great complement to our growing stable of original content targeting the core gamer on next-generation systems."

Additionally, the company announced that it has exercised its option to acquire Paradigm Entertainment and subject to successful due diligence, expects to close the transaction in the coming weeks.

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 throughout North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. More information about THQ and its products may be found at and THQ, THQ Wireless, Stuntman and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.

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