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THQ Offers Unique 'Cross Save' Feature Exclusively in Nickelodeon Videogames, Giving Consumers Access to New Content for Added Value

Feature Unlocks Bonus Items, Alternate Costumes, and Secret Cheats for Consumers Who Purchase Multiple Games From Recent Nickelodeon Videogame Releases

AGOURA HILLS, Calif., Dec. 19: THQ Inc. (Nasdaq: THQI) today announced an innovative design feature that links multiple titles in THQ's Nickelodeon videogame line-up for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, enabling expanded game play and special features for consumers who own more than one of the titles to experience expanded game play elements and special features. THQ's Nickelodeon games that incorporate this special Cross Save feature include TakTM: The Great Juju Challenge, SpongeBob SquarePantsTM: Lights, Camera PANTS!, NicktoonsTM Unite! and Barnyard based on Paramount Pictures'/Nickelodeon Movies' upcoming theatrical release.

"THQ is thrilled to provide such a unique opportunity to reward fan loyalty," said John Ardell, director, global brand management, THQ. "The Cross Save feature offers consumers an opportunity to experience added playability in THQ's Nickelodeon titles on PlayStation 2."

The Cross Save feature follows a three-tiered approach. When the Memory Card accessory for the PlayStation 2 detects one of the other three saved Nickelodeon games for the first time, a new tier of bonus content will be unlocked for each game. Players will be able to access different costumes, more health, magic ability, vehicles, and much more.

Tak: The Great Juju Challenge, SpongeBob SquarePants: Lights, Camera, PANTS!, and Nicktoons Unite! are now available at retail outlets nationwide and Barnyard is expected to be available in the 2nd half of 2006.

About Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon and Viacom Consumer Products (NVCP) manages the merchandise licensing, home video, music, book and interactive software businesses for Nickelodeon brands and characters as well as the properties of Comedy Central, Spike TV and MTV Networks International, plus some non-Viacom properties. In addition, NVCP manages the merchandise, interactive, book, and wireless licensing for Paramount Pictures properties. The NVCP business represents over $4 billion in retail sales. Nickelodeon, MTV Networks, Comedy Central and Spike TV are trademarks of Viacom International Inc.

Nickelodeon, now in its 26th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books, magazines and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is seen in more than 89 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for ten consecutive years. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom International Inc.

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 throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. 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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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 of the Cross Save feature in Tak: The Great Juju Challenge, SpongeBob SquarePants: Lights, Cameras, PANTS!, Nicktoons Unite! and Barnyard, 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.

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