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Full Spectrum Warrior Achieves Xbox(R) Platinum Hits Status

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Full Spectrum Warrior Achieves Xbox(R) Platinum Hits Status

THQ Announces PlayStation(R)2 Price Point of $19.99 Recent Game Accolades Include Best Strategy/Simulation Game From 1UP.com
CALABASAS HILLS, Calif., March 1, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- THQ Inc. (Nasdaq: THQI) today announced that critically acclaimed Full Spectrum Warrior(TM) is being re-released today as a part of the Xbox Platinum Hits series. Only a select few games for the Xbox(R) videogame system from Microsoft that have enjoyed the greatest popularity and highest sales volumes are being selected for the Platinum program. As part of the series, Full Spectrum Warrior will now be available at the suggested retail price of $19.99.

Leaving no consumer behind, THQ also announced today that Full Spectrum Warrior for the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system will debut this spring at the suggested retail price of $19.99.

The continued success of Full Spectrum Warrior was recognized in January, when the game was awarded the Best Strategy/Simulation Game of 2004 by 1UP.com. Developed by Pandemic, the highly successful title faced intense competition at the annual Las Vegas awards show in which fans decide which games deserve the top prize for each genre.

"Full Spectrum Warrior continues to stand as a symbol of our dedication to unique and innovative games," said Peter Dille, senior vice president of worldwide marketing, THQ. "Achieving Platinum Hits status is a great accomplishment for the Full Spectrum Warrior brand and we wanted to introduce the PS2 gaming audience to this innovative game at the same mass market price point."

For more information on Full Spectrum Warrior, please visit http://www.fullspectrumwarrior.com.

About Pandemic

Pandemic Studios, LLC is a premier developer of entertainment software for PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube(R) and the PC. Over the last seven years, industry veterans Josh Resnick and Andrew Goldman have built Pandemic into a company of nearly 200 highly skilled programmers, designers, and artists working on high-profile titles. Pandemic is a privately held company with development studios in Los Angeles, California, and Brisbane, Australia. For more information about Pandemic please visit http://www.pandemicstudios.com

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 in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, Korea and Australia. More information about THQ and its products may be found at http://www.thq.com and http://www.thqwireless.com. THQ, THQ Wireless and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.