AGOURA HILLS, Calif. October 8, 2007 THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced the Conan® official game demo is now available for free download via Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system for Microsoft, while PLAYSTATION®Network will offer the demo beginning October 11. The game demo allows players to take on the role of Conan and test their skills with a number of fighting moves, combinations and weapons. The Conan video game is scheduled for a North American release on October 23 for the Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system.
“The 75th anniversary of Robert E. Howard’s first published story and the popularity of Conan provide a great backdrop for us to offer consumers a power-packed, action adventure video game this year,” said Bob Aniello, senior vice president of worldwide marketing, THQ.”The playable demo will give players a chance to step into the world of Conan, sample a variety of deadly attacks and explore an environment recognizable to fans of Howard’s original stories.”
About the Conan Playable Demo
In the Conan playable demo, the famed barbarian finds himself stranded in the Barachan Isles, a haven for pirates and thieves. A terrible plague known as the Black Death has spread across the land, and Conan must escape before it consumes him as well. Fortunately, Conan crosses paths with the beautiful and fearless warrior queen, A’Kanna, whose ship can provide safe passage from the cursed islands. However, Conan must first save the ship’s crew, which has been enslaved by the local cutthroats. Players will take on the role of Conan as he unleashes his savagery against a horde of scurvy pirates. The demo will allow players to execute a portion of the game’s 100+ fighting moves and combinations as Conan decimates his foes using a variety of deadly weapons, hand-to-hand combat and even his surrounding environment.
About the Conan Video Game
Conan is an action adventure video game featuring a story of true evil and brutal, visceral combat. Inspired by Robert E. Howard’s original stories, players will follow the journey of Conan the Cimmerian as he fights an epic battle against a variety of enemies and an elusive power that threatens to consume the Hyborian world. Playing as Conan, players will take advantage of a deep and gratifying combat system that offers a variety of deadly weapons, fighting styles and interactive environments to battle hordes of enemies. In addition, the Conan video game will harness the power of next generation hardware to deliver a cinematic gameplay experience, complete with special effects, lighting and a powerful, epic soundtrack, to capture the essence of the Conan universe. The Conan video game joins a robust lineup of licensed products for the Conan brand, which is currently celebrating the 75th anniversary of its first published story.
About THQ Inc.
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 and www.thqwireless.com. THQ, THQ Wireless and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.
CONAN, CONAN THE BARBARIAN are trademarks or registered trademarks of Conan Properties International LLC. ROBERT E. HOWARD is a trademark or registered trademark of Robert E. Howard Properties Inc. Both companies are subsidiaries of Paradox Entertainment Inc. www.paradox-entertainment.com.
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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 Conan video game for the Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3, 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, 2007, 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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