THQ Unveils Its First Demolition Derby Style Party Game, SpongeBob's Boating Bash

AGOURA HILLS, Calif., Jan 19, 2010 - THQ Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI) today announced plans to deliver its first demolition derby style party game, SpongeBob's Boating Bash, in spring 2010. Currently in development for the Wii TM video game system, Nintendo DS TM , and Nintendo DSi TM , SpongeBob's Boating Bash is a high energy and fast-paced video game that lets players compete as one of nine SpongeBob characters and "crash-n-bash" their way to victory within demolition arenas throughout Bikini Bottom. The multi-player game allows up to four players to drive more than 100 customized boat mobiles, while trying to knock off and collect other boat parts in order to earn points and move up levels, and ultimately earn their boat mobile license.

About SpongeBob's Boating Bash

After failing to pass Ms. Puff's boat mobile driving class 78 times, SpongeBob SquarePants remains determined to finally earn a boat mobile license but is tricked into taking the wacky "Learn to D.R.I.V.E." course offered to him by a shady shark named Seymour Scales. SpongeBob has no idea that the course literally will steer him in zany directions. SpongeBob's Boating Bash will introduce an off-the-wall driving adventure that will have players swerving to avoid obstacles, crashing against other boat mobiles to win a race, all the while collecting boat parts to earn points. Driving behind the wheel of customizable boat mobiles, players will wreak havoc and demolish their opponent's boats to ultimately be the last one standing.

For more information about SpongeBob's Boating Bash, and the rest of THQ's line-up of family-friendly titles, please visit www.playthq.com.

About Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon, now in its 30th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products online, recreation, books, magazines and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is seen in almost 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 15 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon, SpongeBob SquarePants and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B).

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

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