News Release

THQ's Destroy All Humans! Invades Verizon Wireless' Get It Now Service and Claims Mobile Game Domination

Get It Now Gamers Have Joined the Conspiracy Making Destroy All Humans! A Top Seller

August 23, 2005

Jeffrey Nelson
Jeffrey.Nelson@VerizonWireless.com
908-306-4824Jonalyn Morris
Bender/Helper Impact for THQ Wireless
jonalyn_morris@bhimpact.com
310-473-4147

Julie MacMedan
THQ/Investor Relations
jmacmedan@thq.com
818-871-5095

BEDMINSTER, NJ and CALABASAS HILLS, CA — THQ Wireless Inc., a subsidiary of THQ Inc. (Nasdaq: THQI), has received new intelligence confirming that the alien conspiracy code-named "Destroy All Humans!TM" has officially infiltrated Verizon Wireless' Get It Now® service. Mobile gamers under the spell of Cryptosprodium-137', the Aliens' most horrifying homo sapien vaporizer also known as Crypto, are uncontrollably downloading Destroy All Humans!, making it a top seller on Verizon Wireless' Get It Now service.

A new game in Get It Now's action line-up, Destroy All Humans! has 13 hostile missions and two gameplay modes, UFO or Alien, based on the popular Destroy All Humans! console game from THQ Inc. Featuring Crypto, an innocent-looking extraterrestrial who is armed and dangerous, Destroy All Humans! enlists mobile gamers to accomplish world domination.

Alex Bloom, director of content and multimedia services for Verizon Wireless, said: "Even though Destroy All Humans! is a new addition to Get It Now's array of challenging combat games, it has proven wildly popular since it became available and is now ranked among our best-selling titles. The success of Destroy All Humans! on Get It Now is a perfect example of why Verizon Wireless is committed to bringing the most popular, top-selling console games directly to the phones of our wireless gaming customers."

Gamers can download and purchase Destroy All Humans! in the getGAMES shopping aisle of the Get It Now virtual store for $3.99 monthly access or $7.49 for unlimited use purchase on any of the following mobile phones from Verizon Wireless: LG VX4400, VX6000, VX4600, VX4500, VX7000, VX8000 and VX8100; Samsung A790, A530, SCH-610, SCH-A650, SCH-A670, SCH-A890 and SCH-n330; Motorola T720, A850, V260, V265, V65P, V276 and V710; UTStarcom CDM-8910 and CDM-8940; and the Kyocera KX2 and KX1. Download charges for Get It Now applications vary and airtime charges apply when browsing, downloading and using certain applications. Customers need a Get It Now-enabled handset and Verizon Wireless digital service to access the Get It Now virtual store.

Earthlings can join in the hysteria by text messaging CRYPTO to 69847(MYTHQ) to receive the latest invasion news. Standard TXT Messaging rates apply.

For more information about Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.  

About THQ Wireless Inc.
THQ Wireless Inc., a subsidiary of THQ Inc. (Nasdaq: THQI), is a global leader in mobile entertainment, offering a wide range of wireless products, including games, personalization products, information services and messaging based on top licenses such as the WWETM, Star Wars, popular Nickelodeon properties and professional sports leagues including the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB and the NHRA. In addition to wireless entertainment products, THQ Wireless' controlling interest in MINICK gives the company access to one of the largest premium messaging networks in the world in order to offer a broad range of services from content distribution to mobile marketing campaigns and place the company at the forefront of this rapidly growing messaging market. Headquartered in Los Angeles County, California, THQ Wireless has offices worldwide, in addition to distribution agreements through wireless carriers across the globe. Further information can be found at www.thqwireless.com.  

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 in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Korea and Australia. More information about THQ and its products may be found at www.thq.com  and www.thqwireless.com.  

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 47.4 million voice and data customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE: VOD; LSE). Find more information on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com.  To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.  

About Get It Now
Get It Now from Verizon Wireless puts a virtual software store inside a wireless phone and lets customers download applications over the air and purchase them directly from their phones. Virtual shopping aisles, including getGAMES, getTONES, getGOING, getPIX, getFUN and getMESSAGING, are organized to help customers find what they want, when they want it.

THQ, THQ Wireless, Destroy All Humans! and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc. Get It Now is a registered trademark of Verizon Wireless.

The statements contained in this press release which 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 THQ Wireless' Destroy All Humans! products, and are based upon management's 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 economic, competitive and technological factors affecting the operations, markets, products, and pricing of THQ. 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, 2005, and particularly the discussion of risk factors that may affect results of operations 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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