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THQ Licenses Unreal Engine 3 Technology

Unreal Engine 3 is widely regarded as a premier next-generation engine technology (March 20, 2006)

THQ Inc. today announced a licensing agreement with Epic Games for the use of Epic's Unreal Engine 3 technology in future games.

"Unreal Engine 3 is widely regarded as a premier next-generation engine technology," said Jack Sorensen, executive vice president of worldwide studios, THQ. "We plan to complement our own proprietary engines with the Unreal Engine technology to create truly innovative gameplay experiences on both next-gen consoles and Windows PC."

"In the past few years, THQ has built one of the strongest development organizations in the industry," said Mark Rein, vice president, Epic Games. "We're thrilled that their teams will be utilizing Unreal Engine 3 in some of their upcoming projects. We can't wait to see what our technology will enable in their future releases."


About Epic Games

Epic Games, Inc., based in Raleigh, NC and established in 1991, is a developer of cutting-edge computer and video games. The company is best known as the creator of hit PC 3D action games Unreal and Unreal Tournament, both award-winning blockbuster hits having each sold more than one million copies. Epic is also responsible for the Unreal Engine, which is the underlying technology for a wide range of games including, 2002 Console Game of the Year winner, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell(TM) from UbiSoft; PC Gamer's 2000 Game of the Year, Deus Ex from Ion Storm/Eidos; America's Army: Special Forces, from the United States Army, and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (PC) from Electronic Arts. Additional information can be obtained through Epic's Web site at http://www.epicgames.com

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 is a top producer of original intellectual properties including titles such as Destroy All Humans!(TM), Juiced(TM) and Full Spectrum Warrior(TM) as well as the upcoming The Outfit, Saints Row(TM), Titan Quest(TM) and Company of Heroes(TM). More information about THQ and its products may be found at www.thq.com and www.thqwireless.com. THQ, THQ Wireless, Company of Heroes, Destroy All Humans!, Juiced, The Outfit, Saints Row, Titan Quest and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.


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