THQ Starts a Rhythm Revolution with the Announcement of Beat City(TM) Exclusively for Nintendo DS(TM)

AGOURA HILLS, Calif., Jan 12, 2010 -- THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced that Beat City TM is currently in development exclusively for Nintendo DS TM . An easy to pick-up and play game featuring 20 colorful mini-games, Beat City will be available spring 2010, and combines stylistic and fun rhythm-based games with a story of revolution and love.

In Beat City, players must find their rhythm in order to restore Beat City to the vibrant, melodious city it once was. Using the stylus, players simply tap, swipe or hold on queue to the music's beat in order to receive a high star rating within each mini-game. While players are tapping to the beat, they can watch the city transform right before their eyes ridding the city of Dame Isolde Minor and her Cacophony Corporation, who bring nothing but monotony. The better a player is at keeping the beat the more items are unlocked in the environment.

Beat City is being developed by Universomo. For more information on the game and other THQ titles, please visit www.thq.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 throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. More information about THQ and its products may be found at www.thq.com. THQ, Beat City and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc. Universomo is a trademark and/or registered trademark of THQ Wireless Inc.

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