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MX vs. ATV(TM) Reflex(TM) Now Available in Retail Outlets Nationwide
Multi-Million Unit-Selling Franchise Returns with Rhythm Racing® 2.0 Physics Engine, Dynamic Control System and Real-Time Terrain Deformation

AGOURA HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 1, 2009-- THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced the release of MX vs. ATV™ Reflex™, marking the highly anticipated return of the multi-million unit-selling franchise. MX vs. ATV Reflex marks the debut of Rainbow Studios' proprietary Rhythm Racing® 2.0 physics engine, with cutting-edge features such as intuitive, dual-stick control and real-time terrain deformation that changes the track with every lap. Developed by THQ’s award-winning internal studio Rainbow Studios, MX vs. ATV Reflex features a wide variety of race modes, vehicles and worlds to explore, and is now available at retail outlets nationwide for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system and Nintendo DS™.

“MX vs. ATV is one of THQ’s most profitable original franchises, offering an exhilarating racing experience for gamers, off-road fans and mainstream consumers of all ages,” said Brian Coleman, vice president of global brand management, THQ. “MX vs. ATV Reflex builds on Rainbow Studios’ unmatched pedigree and delivers this Holiday’s must-have racing title.”

“The Rhythm Racing 2.0 physics engine revolutionizes the franchise, and captures the thrilling spectacle of the sport like never before,” said Nick Wlodyka, general manager, Rainbow Studios. “The dual-stick controls and unprecedented terrain deformation will forever change the way racing games are played.”

The media have recognized MX vs. ATV Reflex as the next evolution in off-road racing:

“…nothing short of genre redefining.”
- PLAY Magazine, 9.5 out of 10

“…truly captures what the sport is all about.”
- GameFocus, 9.2 out of 10

“…the new standard on what motocross gaming should be!”
- XboxAddict, 9.1 out of 10

About MX vs. ATV Reflex
MX vs. ATV Reflex marks the highly anticipated return of the MX vs. ATV franchise and features the all-new Rhythm Racing 2.0 physics engine, Rider Reflex control system and real-time terrain deformation. The Rider Reflex control system separates machine steering from body positioning, allowing the independently controlled rider to shift his weight, perform death-defying stunts and avoid potentially devastating wrecks. MX vs. ATV Reflex’s unprecedented terrain deformation system ensures no two tracks are ever the same, allowing gamers to carve lines and deep ruts that have a real-time impact on gameplay and remain persistent through the full length of each race. For more information on MX vs. ATV Reflex, please visit

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 throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. More information about THQ and its products may be found at and THQ, Rainbow Studios, MX vs. ATV Reflex, Rhythm Racing and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.

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"PlayStation" is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
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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 MX vs. ATV Reflex video game, and are based upon management’s current 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, business, competitive, economic, legal, political and technological factors affecting our industry, operations, markets, products or pricing. 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, 2009, and particularly the discussion of risk factors 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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