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Friday 8th October 2004, Woking, Surrey, UK: THQ Wireless IncTM. ("THQ Wireless"), a leading publisher of mobile games, announced today that the company will develop a mobile version of Red FactionTM, the critically acclaimed action game PCs, consoles and the Nokia N-Gage, from THQ Inc®. Red Faction for mobiles will be available on major networks worldwide on both Java and BREW phones.

The new third-person shooter game is set in mines run by the Ultor Corporation far beneath the surface of Mars. Players, adopting the character of Kava Xarel, one of the founders of the Red Faction Group, must steal weapons and ammunition from the security offices and guard posts hidden around the mines as they make for the supply ships and their eventual escape from Mars.

James Scalpello, marketing manager, THQ Wireless said: "This is a real action-packed game based on Red Faction, one of the most successful internally developed brands for THQ. It includes a 3D engine and advanced 2D and 3D images to add to the realism. Red Faction is played from overhead with a huge range of different weapons and gameplay options to choose from. With stunning graphical effects, this product raises the bar in console-quality action/adventure mobile games and represents a major step forward in both quality and playability for this genre."

About THQ Wireless:

THQ Wireless IncTM., a subsidiary of THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI), is a leading worldwide publisher and distributor of applications for mobile devices with an expansive catalog of licensed and original content including applications based on the WWETM, professional sports leagues, MotoGP, Worms and popular Nickelodeon properties. THQ Wireless has relationships with major wireless carriers, operators, device manufacturers and retailers worldwide. Further information can be found at

About THQ

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

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