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The Creators of the Top-Selling Drawn to Life Set to Deliver a New Adventure in THQ's Upcoming Construction Combat: Lock's Quest for Nintendo DS

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Original Title will Challenge Players to Create and Defend a Virtual World One Building Block at a Time

AGOURA HILLS, Calif., Apr 02, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- THQ Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI) today announced that Construction Combat(TM): Lock's Quest(TM), a new original adventure title, is currently in development exclusively for Nintendo DS(TM). Construction Combat: Lock's Quest is the only game where players create a virtual world block-by-block to defend their homeland against invading enemies. With the innovative use of the Nintendo DS stylus in Construction Combat: Lock's Quest, players will be able to immerse themselves into the building and creating process. The game is being developed by 5th Cell, the creators of Drawn to Life(TM), which was one of the top selling original properties developed for Nintendo DS in 2007.

In Construction Combat: Lock's Quest, players will assume the role of young hero Lock as he defends his homeland from the imminent attack of robotic invaders. As an Archineer -- part architect, part engineer -- Lock uses his skills to build new structures around the sacred Source Artifacts with the ultimate goal of protecting them from infiltrators. Players can utilize different materials such as stone, metal, or wood to create and design defense towers in the battle field. There are also quirky weapons such as quicksand traps and glue cannons that the player can use to attack enemies. Construction Combat: Lock's Quest combines the action/adventure and life simulation genres in a fast-paced broadly appealing game consisting of successive waves of building and battling. Elements of strategy and puzzle-solving are also incorporated to reward more sophisticated players. Players will be able to battle with friends through multi-card play or Wi-Fi.

Construction Combat: Lock's Quest is expected to be available this fall. For more information on this game, as well as additional THQ titles, please visit www.playthq.com.