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THQ’s S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl to take advantage of 64-bit computing using AMD Athlon™ 64 processor

Woking, Surrey UK, 01 September, 2004 - THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced it is working closely with AMD to create an optimised version of S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl for the impressive AMD AthlonTM 64 processor architecture.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl is expected to leverage the strengths of AMD64 technology to provide an immersive gaming experience with a larger playable world, more detailed surroundings, better AI, and more people per map.

"AMD has been working closely with THQ to help bring games, like S.T.A.L.K.E.R., that really show the benefits of 64-bit gaming to the market," said Monica Behncke, director, AMD Customer-Centric Marketing. "With the powerful AMD Athlon 64 processor offering the best performance and the only 64-bit choice in the desktop processor market today, we are confident that the upcoming 64-bit version of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. will deliver unprecedented realism and mind-blowing performance."

Roger Carpenter, Director, Project Development of THQ UK Ltd said, "We are very excited to be able to take advantage of the latest AMD Athlon 64 processors. This opportunity could present a quantum leap in gameplay and gaming technology which simply translates into more excitement for S.T.A.L.K.E.R. players."

About S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl

Boasting some of the most advanced technology and graphics ever delivered on a PC, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl brings the foreboding post-nuclear disaster zone to life in the year 2012. As a mercenary, the player will venture into the exclusion zone in order to acquire information, technology and artefacts to sell on the black market, but ultimately will have to uncover the what secrets are hidden by the Shadow Of Chernobyl. Developed by GSC Gameworld in Kiev and powered by its highly acclaimed and proprietary X-Ray engine, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl is well positioned to re-define FPS gaming.

About THQ

THQTM Inc. is a leading, worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software for a variety of hardware platforms including PC CD-ROM, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc., Nintendo and Microsoft. The THQ Web site is located at THQ and the THQ logo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.

This press release contains statements that are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include THQ's continued success and ability to benefit from Mr. DeNero's financial expertise. These statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about THQ's business based, in part, on assumptions made by its management. These statements are not guarantees of THQ's future performance and involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in such forward-looking statements due to numerous factors, including, but not limited to, the following: changes in demand for THQ's products, product mix, the timing of customer orders and deliveries, the impact of competitive products and pricing and difficulties encountered in the integration of acquired businesses. In addition, such statements could be affected by growth rates and market conditions relating to the interactive software industry and general domestic and international economic conditions. Specific information concerning these and other such factors is contained in THQ's Annual Report on Form 10-KT filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 11, 2003. A copy of this filing may be obtained by contacting THQ or the SEC. The forward-looking statements contained herein speak only as of the date on which they are made, and THQ does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release.

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