AGOURA HILLS, CA - May 31, 2012 - THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced that Margaritaville ® Online TM, an immersive free-to-play everyday escape inspired by the lifestyle of legendary singer, songwriter and author Jimmy Buffett, is now available as a standalone application on the iPad® that can be played offline without an internet connection.

Players and Parrotheads alike will now be able to carry on the party without having to access their Facebook account or even go online. Data will be saved locally on the iPad, and players will be able to see their accomplishments through Apple's Game Center achievements and leaderboards.

Margaritaville Online players will be able to explore and adventure in the tropical 3D world which will feature 175 quests and an array of activities including five island-themed mini-games: Pirate Shooter, Hammock Time, Steel Drum Star, Limbo and Tile Puzzle. In addition, the exotic world will be comprised of 12 playable areas on three different themed islands, with 10 caves and 10 interiors to explore and more than 40 quest characters to interact with.

About Margaritaville Online

A virtual trip to the tropics set to a soundtrack of classic Buffett tunes and featuring 3D visuals, Margaritaville Online allows players to interact with a wide cast of characters and exotic destinations full of fun and adventure. Margaritaville Online is a virtual playground that reminds players it's always 5 o'clock somewhere!

Margaritaville Online and companion app Margaritaville Mobile are developed by Exploding Barrel Games and published by THQ. Margaritaville Mobile is available for free on iPhone, and Margaritaville Online is freely available on both Facebook and iPad (with optional in-game premium items and a one-time Parrothead Membership upgrade).

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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 THQ and the THQ logo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.

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