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THQ Wireless Announces E3 Line-Up

Feature Products Include Biggest Brands in Entertainment Across Popular Wireless Gaming Genres

AGOURA HILLS, Calif., May 9: THQ Wireless Inc., a subsidiary of THQ Inc. (Nasdaq: THQI), today announced that several of its key franchises will be on display at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). Featured games include Star Wars® Imperial Ace, The Sopranos® Poker, games based on major sports leagues including NFL Football 2007, as well as new games based on THQ console property Saints RowTM and a sequel to the top selling Destroy All Humans!TM. These titles and others will be available for demo in THQ booth #1324 in the South Hall of the LA Convention Center May 10-12.

"E3 is a great opportunity for us to show off the depth and diversity of our portfolio," said Doug Clemmer, President, THQ Wireless. "In addition to the popular action and sports games, we are thrilled to be unveiling the first in our growing line-up of casual gaming properties including The Sopranos Poker and SpongeBob SquarePants: Creature from the Krusty Krab. Our portfolio is targeted to consumers in all of our key markets across the globe."

THQ Wireless feature titles at E3 2006 include:

Star Wars® Imperial Ace:
In the all-new 3D game Star Wars Imperial Ace, the Galactic Empire has discovered a strong Rebel presence on the remote planet of Mygeeto. Lord Vader has deployed an invasion fleet of Imperial Star Destroyers to deal with this threat. Play as an elite TIE pilot with every starfighter in the Imperial armada at your disposal, from standard TIE fighters to bombers and interceptors. Crush the Rebel space and ground forces, and protect the Empire! Star Wars Imperial Ace is scheduled to be pre-installed on BenQ Siemens EF81 phones available across Europe in 2006.

NFL Football 2007: Once again, THQ Wireless brings NFL fans the premier mobile NFL franchise with NFL Football 2007. Boasting all-new cutting-edge art, animation, and AI, along with all 32 NFL teams with strengths and weaknesses mirroring their real-life counterparts -- this annual title is becoming the mobile games standard for 11-on-11 action. NFL Football 2007 is expected to launch across major carriers in fall 2006.

The Sopranos Poker: Players join the cast of the critically acclaimed HBO® series in the exclusive The Sopranos Poker game for mobile! Games include 5 Card Draw against Tony Soprano, Paulie and Silvio in the back room at the Bada Bing! as well as a Texas Hold 'Em mode with the dancers of the Bing. The Sopranos Poker is now available exclusively to Cingular subscribers.

Destroy All Humans! 2: The sequel to the widely acclaimed videogame hit, Destroy All Humans! 2 takes the brand's irreverent sci-fi action gaming experience to the next level. Players will assume the role of the alien and unleash massive destruction with deeper and richer gameplay on mobile phones. Destroy All Humans! 2 will take fans further into the action with an upgraded arsenal of weapons, more missions to complete, and an all-new team gameplay feature. The mobile game is schedule to launch with the console title across major carriers in fall 2006.

Saints Row: THQ Wireless brings the much-anticipated Saints Row for the Xbox 360TM video game and entertainment system from Microsoft to mobile devices. Players will roam the city to perform tasks for the gang's leaders, taking out rival targets and committing other acts of mayhem to enhance their reputation and cash flow in order to rise to power among the 3rd Street Saints gang. The mobile game is scheduled to launch with the console title across major carriers in fall 2006.

Other feature titles include NBA Basketball 2007, MotoGP 3, SpongeBob SquarePantsTM, Worms, Juiced:TM Eliminator and Company of HeroesTM. For more information about THQ Wireless' 2006 line-up, please visit

About THQ Wireless Inc.

THQ Wireless Inc., a subsidiary of THQ Inc. (Nasdaq: THQI), is a global leader in mobile entertainment, offering a wide range of wireless products, including games, personalization products, information services and messaging based on top brands such as the WWE®, Star Wars, popular Nickelodeon properties and professional sports leagues including the NFL, NBA and NHL. Headquartered in Los Angeles County, California, THQ Wireless has offices worldwide, in addition to distribution agreements through wireless carriers across the globe. Further information can be found at

About THQ Inc.

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 North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. More information about THQ and its products may be found at and THQ, THQ Wireless, Company of Heroes, Destroy All Humans!, Juiced: Eliminator, Saints Row and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.

®HBO and THE SOPRANOS are registered service marks of Home Box Office, Inc.

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 the release and features of THQ's wireless games and content, 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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