THQ Unveils Product Lineup for E3 2011, Featuring Intense Action Titles, Immersive Social Experiences, New Fighting Games and Ne

AGOURA HILLS, Calif., Jun 02, 2011 -- THQ (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced its slate of games to be showcased at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2011, the international industry trade show, June 7-9 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. THQ's E3 lineup offers a sneak peek at some of its biggest upcoming titles.

"THQ continues to push the boundaries for innovation and entertainment through its diverse lineup of games targeting a broad audience," said CEO Brian Farrell. "With a dozen new titles on the show floor, our fiscal 2012 portfolio showcases our strategy in establishing and maintaining strong game franchises, developing new and innovative play patterns for kids and families, as well as our commitment to working with the best entertainment talent in the world."

THQ's E3 booth will be anchored by movie-quality set pieces representing some of the company's biggest games for calendar 2011 and 2012, including  Saints Row ® : The Third TM , Metro: Last Light TM   and  Warhammer ® 40,000 ® : Space Marine ® . All three games are highly anticipated new editions to hit action franchises.

For audiences who crave competitive fighting through the immensely popular UFC ® and WWE ® action, THQ has an expansive lineup of products. In addition to new releases of titles from its successful franchises for game consoles, THQ plans to publish fighting games for social and mobile platforms, including Facebook and iOS devices.

THQ's innovative and successful  uDraw GameTablet ® , released in November for Wii TM , is scheduled to come to two more game systems: enabling Xbox 360 ® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft ® and PlayStation ® 3 computer entertainment system users to unleash their creativity in time for the holiday season.

For players seeking a tropical getaway,  Margaritaville ® Online brings the world of author and singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett to Facebook and iOS devices scheduled for later this year.

The complete THQ E3 lineup includes the following titles (in alphabetical order):

  • Margaritaville Online  - An everyday escape to a tropical paradise inspired by the lifestyle of author and singer-songwriter, Jimmy Buffett,  Margaritaville Online is an immersive 3D online social game, filled with frozen concoctions, music and adventure.
    • Platforms: Facebook and iOS devices
    • Scheduled Release Date: Fall 2011
  • Metro: Last Light  - A gripping, story-driven first person shooter,  Metro: Last Light is the highly anticipated sequel to 2010's critically acclaimed cult classic  Metro 2033.
    • Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC
    • Scheduled Release Date: Scheduled for calendar 2012
  • Mx vs ATV ® : Alive TM   DLC - Capture the spectacle of motocross and the essence of competitive racing with the best riders, authentic licensed events and parts and gear from the latest manufacturers.  Mx vs ATV: Alive is now available and a dedicated online store consists of rider gear, tracks, modes, and branded vehicles, such as Suzuki, Yamaha, KTM, and Honda.
    • Platforms: Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3
    • Scheduled Release Date: DLC Schedule on MXvsATV.com
  • Saints Row: The Third - The highly anticipated next installment in the open world  Saints Row ® series, the over-the-top third-person action title gives players control of the Third Street Saints at the height of power. Take a tank skydiving or call in a satellite-targeted airstrike on gangs in the most outlandish gameplay scenarios ever seen.
    • Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC
    • Scheduled Release Date: Holiday 2011
  • uDraw GameTablet  ( uDraw Studio TM : Instant Artist TM  and  Pictionary TM ) - Launched for the Wii during Holiday 2010, the innovative, revolutionary game system that established a new category of play is coming to two more game systems. The uDraw GameTablet will come bundled with  uDraw Studio: Instant Artist, which features versatile and easy-to-use tools for users to create anything from simple doodles to intricate masterpieces. Created exclusively for the uDraw TM on Xbox 360 and PS3,  Pictionary  features new clues - and new functionality.
    • Platforms: Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3
    • Scheduled Release Date: Holiday 2011
  • UFC ®  Personal Trainer  - Set personal goals and achieve real results with an unparalleled mixed martial arts (MMA) fitness program designed with assistance from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and leading MMA training experts Greg Jackson, Mark DellaGrotte and Javier Mendez.
    • Platforms: Kinect TM for Xbox 360, PlayStation ® Move for PlayStation 3 and Wii
    • Scheduled Release Date: June 28, 2011
  • UFC ®  Undisputed TM 3  - The critically acclaimed and best-selling MMA videogame franchise returns to take players inside the Octagon TM , delivering UFC action focused on intense toe-to-toe combat, impressive visual presentation and increased accessibility. Featuring the addition of PRIDE ® Mode, a brand new submission system, new ways to finish the fight and increased accessibility through both traditional and simplified gameplay controls, players will experience intense combat and a pure adrenaline rush ever time they step inside the Octagon.
    • Platforms: Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3
    • Scheduled Release Date: January 2012
  • UFC ®  Undisputed TM Fight Nation  - The best of UFC is now on Facebook. Players fight against friends, amateur players and real UFC fighters as they train to become a legend of the sport.
    • Platforms: Facebook and iOS devices
    • Release Date: Available Now
  • Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millennium TM Online  - Set in the dark and violent Warhammer 40,000 universe,  Dark Millennium TM  Online seamlessly blends the scale and strategy of MMORPGs with the fast-paced combat of an action game to provide an all-new level of intensity and excitement.
    • Platform: PC
    • Scheduled Release Date: To be announced
  • Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team TM  - For the first time on consoles, players can step directly in the boots of an elite Space Marine unit sent to explore and assault a gigantic Ork Kroozer, facing waves of Orks and Tyranid attacks in an exciting arcade-style shooter. Tied to  Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, this title rewards players with an exclusive weapon for use in Space Marine multiplayer, a Powersword, available only through  Kill Team gameplay.
    • Platforms: Xbox LIVE ® and PlayStation Network
    • Scheduled Release Date: Summer 2011
  • Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine  - Players of this third-person action/shooter step into the armor of superhuman warrior Captain Titus of the Ultramarines, humanity's last hope for survival in a war-torn future. In a brutally violent world based on the rich science fiction universe of Warhammer 40,000, players fight against the savage Orks and the unholy forces of Chaos in an attempt to save a besieged Forge World.
    • Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC
    • Scheduled Release Date: September 6, 2011
  • WWE ®  12  -  WWE '12 will celebrate the rebirth of the iconic and authentic simulation franchise through a bigger game, badder presentation and better gameplay than ever before, delivering long-awaited critical improvements to the core gameplay experience, the most creative and extensive feature set to date and a visceral, edgy and polished presentation.
    • Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii
    • Scheduled Release Date: November 22, 2011

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, MX vs. ATV, MX vs. ATV Alive, Saints Row, Saints Row: The Third, uDraw, uDraw GameTablet and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.

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