James Patterson's 'Women's Murder Club: A Darker Shade of Grey' For Windows PC Ships to Retail Outlets Nationwide
CHASKA, MN – March 25, 2009 - THQ Inc’s (NASDAQ: THQI) Elephant Entertainment division today announced the national retail release of the second title based on the hit Women’s Murder Club series, Women’s Murder Club: A Darker Shade of Grey for Windows PC. Best-selling author James Patterson and award-winning game designer Jane Jensen partner once again to deliver a thrilling and interactive story, unleashing years of corruption, cover-up and conspiracy.

“The story-telling genius of James Patterson combined with the award-winning game design skills of Jane Jensen has resulted in a captivating game franchise that appeals to fans of the Women’s Murder Club book series, as well as the growing base of casual game players,” said Wim Stocks, President of THQ Inc’s Elephant Entertainment and Corporate Vice President of Strategic Partnerships for THQ Inc. “This latest offering captures both James and Jane at their finest with a thrilling and evolving storyline, driving thought-provoking and fast-paced action. Fans are in for an unprecedented game experience.”

“Casual games are a natural progression for storytellers as their intuitive pick-up-and-play game mechanics allow them to tell a story in an entirely new way,” said James Patterson. “With this Women’s Murder Club series, fans can dig into a thrilling murder mystery and have a totally unique experience, joining Detective Lindsay Boxer’s crime solving team as they decipher puzzles, collect clues and ultimately find out ‘who did it’.”

Rated ‘T’ for Teen, Women’s Murder Club: A Darker Shade of Grey is now available at retail outlets nationwide for the suggested retail price of $19.99. The game is also available at I-play.com, as well as other major casual games portals.

About Elephant Entertainment
Elephant Entertainment (www.elephant-entertainment.com) is a division of THQ Inc., a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. Under the Elephant Entertainment brand, THQ publishes new casual and online games for mass-market platforms, and provides retail support to custom online casual game communities and platforms for select retailers. THQ, Elephant Entertainment and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.

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

About I-play
I-play, the publishing division of Oberon Media, Inc., is the world’s leading multi-platform casual games publisher. With powerful franchises and massive distribution across PC, Mobile, and Interactive TV, I-play content reaches global consumers across the three most popular entertainment screens, and delivers fun, entertaining, accessible content to casual gamers of all ages. I-play’s PC publishing division (formerly known as Oberon Games) is based in Seattle and created the hit Dream Day Series, as well as the first casual games for bestselling author James Patterson and legendary mystery author Agatha Christie, including the Zeeby’s Awards 2007 Game of the Year, Agatha Christie: Death on the Nile. I-play’s mobile division has delivered some of the biggest selling franchises in the mobile space, including the world’s #1 best-selling racing franchise, The Fast & the Furious, based on the blockbuster movies. I-play’s interactive TV group (formerly PixelPlay) creates and distributes games featuring many top brands including Centipede™, Missile Command®, Asteroids™, Monopoly®, Scrabble®, Boggle®, and Yahtzee™. I-play is headquartered in New York City, with offices in Seattle, San Mateo, London, and Dunfermline, Scotland.

About Oberon Media
Oberon Media, the world’s leading multi-platform casual games company, is the first company to deliver global, integrated casual games solutions across three platforms-online, mobile and interactive television - and at retail. The Oberon Gaming Platform has become the industry standard and been adopted by the world’s leading digital and media companies, such as Microsoft, Comcast, Verizon, MTV Networks, Electronic Arts, MySpace, France Telecom and NHN. The Oberon Media Gaming Platform consists of a full gaming experience that includes a full suite of casual game content, services and features tailored to each partners’ specific needs. Oberon Media’s game publishing division, I-play, works with the industry’s best and award-winning game developers to produce the top selling casual games, which are played across online, mobile, console and iTV platforms in more than a dozen languages. Founded in 2003, Oberon Media is headquartered in New York with offices in North America, Europe and Asia, and is backed by Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Oak Investment Partners.

About James Patterson
James Patterson is the best selling author in the world with more NY Times #1 best sellers than any author in history. He has also written more best-sellers in different genres than any other author… young adult adventures, romances, non fiction, as well as his trademark mystery/thrillers that include Alex Cross and The Women’s Murder Club, respectively the #1 and #2 best selling detective series in the US over the last fifteen years. He has had feature films and TV series developed based on his work, with several currently in development in Hollywood. Prior to his unprecedented storytelling success, James Patterson was the youngest CEO of J Walter Thompson USA, the global ad agency.

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