WARHAMMER® 40,000®: DAWN OF WAR® II– RETRIBUTIONTM SHIPS 

AGOURA HILLS, Calif. March 1, 2011– THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced that its upcoming real time strategy game, Warhammer ® 40,000 ® : Dawn of War ® II - Retribution™, has shipped.

Taking place years after the events in Dawn of War II: Chaos Rising TM, this title allows players to choose their perspective with the first multiple-race single player campaign in the Dawn of War II series. The game features campaigns for the Orks, Eldar, Tyranids, Imperial Guard, Chaos and Space Marines, but no matter which race is chosen players will be taken on an epic journey through each story arc, revealing the answers to many questions left open in previous Dawn of War titles.

As well as the single player campaign, Retribution TM adds the all-new Imperial Guard faction to multiplayer as well as new maps, new units for all existing races, new super-heavy units and an all new Last Stand hero and map. Retribution is also a Steamworks title and comes bundled with STEAM achievements, matchmaking and chat functionality. Players will also be able to purchase the pre-order race-specific armour packs from STEAM for a suggested price of $0.99 each or all six for $4.99.

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II– Retribution is now available at stores across the country as well as select digital retailers for Windows PC.

About Retribution

It is ten years since the events of Chaos Rising and Sub-Sector Aurelia has been in a constant state of warfare with the Imperium struggling to retain control. The apparent betrayal of the chapter by Gabriel Angelos and his Space Marines has shaken the Blood Ravens and now the Imperial forces are beset on all sides by hostile aliens. Retribution allows the player to select the race of their choosing in a battle to determine the very survival or destruction of the entire sector. In addition to the multi race single player campaign, Dawn of War II - Retribution also features new multiplayer units, maps and an entire new playable faction.

About Games Workshop

Games Workshop is the world's largest tabletop wargames company. Based in Nottingham, UK, it designs, manufactures and distributes its range of Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 games, miniature soldiers, novels and resin models through more than 389 of its own Hobby centers, mail order, Internet and independent retail channels in more than 50 countries worldwide. Further details on the company can be obtained at www.games-workshop.com.  Games Workshop, Warhammer, Warhammer 40,000, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II– Chaos Rising, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II– Retribution the foregoing marks' respective logos, and all associated marks, logos, places, names, creatures, races and race insignia/devices/logos/symbols, vehicles, locations, weapons, units and unit insignia, characters, products, illustrations and images are either®, TM and/or© Games Workshop Ltd 2000-2011. Used under license. All Rights Reserved.

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

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