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Woking, Surrey UK - THQTM Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) THQ announced today that it will be showcasing the highly anticipated title, WWETM SmackDown!TM vs. RAWTM on Playstation® 2, to UK WWE fans exclusively at the WWE SmackDown! Down & Dirty and WWE RAW Live & Loaded tours this October.

A version of the game will be available to play at all six arenas taken in by the two WWE tours in the UK this October. The full tour programme will include Sheffield Hallam Arena (7th October), Belfast Odyssey Arena (7th & 8th October), Wembley Arena (8th October), Cardiff International Arena (10th October), Nottingham Arena (11th October) and the Manchester Evening News Arena (11th & 12th October).

WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW is the next title in the massively popular and critically acclaimed SmackDown! series. The franchise is being taken to the next level with added features, improved graphics, Superstar voiceover and commentary and head to head online play for the first time in the series. WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW is due to release on PlayStation 2 this November.

"This is a fantastic opportunity for WWE fans to play this highly anticipated title over one month before it will be available to buy," said Jon Rooke, THQ UK Product Marketing Manager. "The tour allows us to sample WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW to a sell-out crowd of over 100,000 WWE fans and kick-start the marketing campaign for this year's release."

"We are extremely excited to have the latest SmackDown! title on show at the WWE tours this October and I am confident it will be a massive hit with the fans," said Alex Romer, Director Of International Licensing at WWE.


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 website is located at THQ and the THQ logo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.

This press release may contain "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"), and include but are not limited to statements related to marketing campaigns for WWETM SmackDown!TM vs. RAWTM . Such statements are based upon management's beliefs and certain assumptions made by management. 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. 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 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 and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal period ended March 31, 2004, and particularly the discussion of risk factors that may affect results of operations set forth therein. 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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