THQ ANNOUNCES DARKSIDERS II PREMIUM XBOX 360®AVATAR COLLECTION

Woking, UK. 24 th April, 2012 – THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today launched a premium Avatar collection for Darksiders ® II on the Xbox 360 ® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.

The Xbox 360 ® Darksiders II Avatar Collection features a broad selection of different items to customize your Avatar’s appearance ranging from full armour sets to animated props and clothing. Prices range from 80 to 400 Microsoft Points an item. A premium collection for the Playstation ®3 is expected to be released at a later date.

To celebrate the launch of the Darksiders II Avatar Collection THQ will be giving away a free Xbox LIVE Avatar t-shirt featuring a design by game Creative Director Joe Mad while stocks last. To find out how to claim your Avatar t-shirt visit the Darksiders II Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Darksiders.

Jim Huntley, Vice President of Global Brand Marketing commented: “We are delighted to be able to celebrate the release of the Premium Avatar collection for Darksiders II by rewarding our community with a free Avatar T-shirt.”

Darksiders II follows the exploits of DEATH, one of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse, in an action-packed tale that runs parallel to the events in the original Darksiders game. This epic journey propels DEATH through various light and dark realms as he tries to redeem his brother WAR, the horseman blamed for prematurely starting the Apocalypse in Darksiders.

For full information on the Limited Edition and pre-order bonuses available for Darksiders II, including the shopTHQ PC exclusive which includes a free copy of Metro 2033, check out the Pre-order page at www.Darksiders.com/buy

Darksiders II is scheduled to be available for console and PC in August 2012 with a WiiU™ version coming at a later date, for more information check www.Darksiders.com.

About Darksiders 2

Awakened by the End of Days, Death, the most feared of the legendary Four Horsemen embarks on a quest to redeem his brother's name. Become the terrifying force which everything fears but nothing can escape.

The original Darksiders ®, released in January 2010, received critical acclaim including the Best Fantasy Game 2010 award from IGN. Darksiders followed the story of WAR, wrongly accused of starting the apocalypse, on a quest to reclaim lost honor and take revenge on those who wronged him.

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, Darksiders and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.

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