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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

UFC(R) Undisputed(TM) 2010 Ships To Retail Outlets Worldwide

Multimillion Unit-Selling Sports Franchise Returns to the Virtual Octagon(TM) with Most Authentic MMA Experience to Date, Including Innovative Online Fight Camp Feature

AGOURA HILLS, Calif., May 25, 2010 -- THQ Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI) and Zuffa, LLC today announced the worldwide release of UFC(R) Undisputed(TM) 2010, marking the highly anticipated return of the critically acclaimed videogame sports franchise based on the world's leading mixed martial arts (MMA) organization, the Ultimate Fighting Championship(R). UFC Undisputed 2010 features over 100 of the world's most talented mixed martial artists, unmatched combat gameplay, a robust Career Mode and innovative new online features, delivering the most authentic and expansive UFC videogame experience to date. UFC Undisputed 2010 is rated "T" for Teen and is now available at retail outlets for the Xbox 360(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation(R)3 computer entertainment system for a suggested retail price of $59.99. The game will be available for the PSP(R) (PlayStation(R)Portable) system in September.

"UFC Undisputed 2010 raises the bar for sports games across the board with a huge gameplay feature set that includes a superior combat system, a variety of new modes and a groundbreaking online fight camp feature," said Danny Bilson, Executive Vice President, Core Games, THQ. "Online fight camps represent a massive online advancement in the fighting and sports genres, putting the emphasis on building and progressing as a team, while enabling players to continually enhance their MMA skills."

"UFC Undisputed 2010 is the best sports videogame you'll play this year and makes other fighting games look pretty primitive," said Dana White, president, UFC. "UFC is the world's premiere MMA organization, and UFC Undisputed 2010 is the only videogame that delivers the authenticity and intensity of the UFC in the virtual Octagon(TM)."

UFC Undisputed 2010 is receiving worldwide critical acclaim from leading gaming enthusiast press:

"The sport of MMA shines again in this fantastic sequel."
GamePro (US), 5 out of 5

"An all-conquering monster."
Official PlayStation Magazine (UK), 9 out of 10

"...a full-fledged evolution of the already outstanding series."
GameArena.com (AUS), 9.5

About UFC Undisputed 2010 Online Access

The online fight camp feature in UFC Undisputed 2010 introduces a never-before-seen gameplay dynamic to the sports and fighting genres, allowing players to form camps of up to 40 people, similar to clans in first-person shooters or guilds in a massively multiplayer online (MMO) game. The feature will allow players to join together online to fight, train and progress as a team. In addition to providing a rich online experience, the feature brings a prominent part of MMA culture to the game, as real-life fight camps and training regimes play vital roles in a fighter's preparation and success inside the Octagon. In addition, players will be able to manage their camps from anywhere in the world through UFC Undisputed 2010's community site at community.ufcundisputed.com. Exhibition Mode also returns to UFC Undisputed 2010, letting players around the world fight against each other online.

The online features in UFC Undisputed 2010 are accessible through a numerical code packed into every copy of game. The one-time-use only codes can also be purchased via Xbox LIVE(R) Marketplace for the Xbox 360(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft for 400 Microsoft Points and PlayStation(R)Network for $5.00 for second-time buyers. For more information on purchasing codes for online use, please visit community.ufcundisputed.com.

About UFC Undisputed 2010

UFC Undisputed 2010 is the only MMA videogame that delivers the action, intensity and prestige of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Players navigate an unparalleled roster of more than 100 prolific UFC fighters, each fully rendered to convey a photorealistic appearance. Enhanced combat brings greater authenticity and more customization, as players manage Octagon control with new strikes, submissions, transitions, cage positions and more. UFC Undisputed 2010 encourages online camaraderie like never before, giving players the ability to form fight camps, train like real-life UFC fighters and go online to compete against other camps in the virtual UFC world. In addition to an expanded Career Mode, UFC Undisputed 2010 introduces three new gameplay modes, including Title Mode, Title Defense Mode and Tournament Mode. So you wanna be a fighter? This is how. For more information about UFC Undisputed 2010, please visit www.ufcundisputed.com and www.thq.com.

Ultimate Fighting Championship(R) - www.ufc.com

Owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC, and headquartered in Las Vegas, Nev., UFC(R) produces over twelve UFC live Pay-Per-View events annually and 30 live arena events around the world. UFC programming is distributed in the United States on Viacom, Inc.'s Spike TV and on Comcast, Inc.'s Versus network. UFC content is distributed commercially through Joe Hand Promotions in the U.S. and Canadastar in Canada. Globally, UFC programming is broadcast in over 130 countries, territories and jurisdictions, reaching 430 million homes worldwide, in 20 different languages. Ancillary businesses now include UFC.com with over 5 million unique visitors per month, the best-selling UFC "Undisputed" videogame franchise distributed by THQ, UFC Gym(TM), UFC Fight Club affinity program, UFC Fan Expo(TM) festivals, branded apparel, trading cards, articulated action figures and other media including best-selling DVDs and a U.S. bimonthly magazine.

For more information, or current UFC fight news, visit UFC.com, UK.UFC.com, GERMANY.UFC.com, UFCJapan.jp or UFCEspanol.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 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.

Ultimate Fighting Championship(R), Ultimate Fighting(R), UFC(R), The Ultimate Fighter(R), Submission(R), As Real As It Gets(R), Zuffa(R), The Octagon(TM) and the eight-sided competition mat and cage design are registered trademarks, registered service marks, trademarks, trade dress and/or service marks owned exclusively by Zuffa, LLC and licensed to its affiliated entities and other licensees in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other marks referenced herein may be the property of Zuffa, LLC, its affiliates or other respective owners.

Microsoft, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox Live, the Xbox logos, and the Xbox Live logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.

"PlayStation" is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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 UFC Undisputed 2010 videogame 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, 2009, 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.

Source: THQ Inc.