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THQ Announces Frontlines(TM): Fuel of War(TM) From Internal Developer Kaos Studios(TM)

Creators of Desert Combat and Key Technologies for Battlefield 2 Prepare for Next-Generation Warfare on PLAYSTATION(R)3, Xbox 360(TM) and Windows PC

AGOURA HILLS, Calif., April 20: THQ Inc. (Nasdaq: THQI) announced today FrontlinesTM: Fuel of WarTM, the first product from its internal developer, Kaos StudiosTM. Founded by veterans of Trauma Studios, creators of Desert Combat and designer of key technologies for Battlefield 2, Kaos Studios is set to deliver an evolution in riveting, open-world first-person shooter gameplay. Frontlines: Fuel of War is being developed for PLAYSTATION®3, Xbox 360TM video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC, and is expected to be released in fall 2007.

"Frontlines: Fuel of War will take players to the next generation of combat. The game focuses on the cutting edge in military technology that will allow players to experience the highly-charged frontlines of tomorrow, today," said Frank DeLise, general manager, Kaos Studios. "Through intense, nail biting, non-linear single- or multi-player campaigns, players will be able to use more than 60 vehicles and advanced weaponry, from next-generation assault tanks to experimental RC drones."

"Kaos Studios represents THQ's increased focus on fostering the industry's most talented individuals to deliver innovative and original titles for the next-gen cycle," said Kelly Flock, executive vice president, worldwide publishing, THQ. "Frontlines: Fuel of War bridges two of the most popular genres in gaming, and it's all from the very creative minds of an elite team with a proven track record of success."

About Frontlines: Fuel of War

Frontlines: Fuel of War is an open world, infantry- and vehicle-based FPS (First Person Shooter) featuring advanced next-gen weaponry in a desperate, near future setting where controlling the planet's depleting fossil resources determines the ultimate fate of civilization. A global war for oil is being waged between two superpowers, the Western Coalition (US/EU) and the Red Star Alliance (Russia/China), and players will be instrumental in determining how the war is waged -- and won. The single player campaign will focus on this powerful storyline as players' execute missions focused on non-linear gameplay, moving their frontline through enemy held territory.

About Kaos Studios

Kaos Studios, a division of THQ Inc. located in New York City, was formed in 2005 by industry veterans of the FPS genre. The core members of the group came from Trauma Studios, creators of Desert Combat (one of the most successful mods of all time from the original Battlefield) and the R&D team for DICE's Battlefield 2. The 50-person team includes additional members from the development teams of other acclaimed shooters, including FEAR, Medal of Honor and Doom 3. More information about Kaos Studios and its products can be found at www.kaosstudios.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!TM and JuicedTM as well as the upcoming Saints RowTM, Titan QuestTM and Company of HeroesTM. THQ, THQ Wireless, Kaos Studios, Frontlines: Fuel of War, Destroy All Humans!, Juiced, Saints Row, Titan Quest, Company of Heroes, and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.

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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 Frontlines: Fuel of War, and are based upon management's 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 economic, competitive and technological factors affecting the operations, markets, products, and pricing of THQ. 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, 2005, and particularly the discussion of risk factors that may affect results of operations 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.


Tom Stratton
THQ/Public Relations

Julie MacMedan
THQ/Investor Relations

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