CALABASAS HILLS, CA, January 27, 2005 – Employees of THQ Wireless Inc. discovered today a new twist to a mysterious alien conspiracy plot code-named “Destroy All Humans!™”, first exposed by its parent company THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) in May of 2004. The new reports just released from THQ Wireless show that the Aliens’ plot to attack users worldwide of the PlayStationÃ‚Â®2 computer entertainment system and XboxÃ‚Â® videogame system from Microsoft has been extended to reach the rest of the world’s population: mobile gamers! On top of this shocking new twist, sources close to the company have uncovered the Aliens’ master plan to Destroy All Humans! by infiltrating Earth through the complete takeover of wireless entertainment via mobile games, ringtones and wallpapers.
“We’ve discovered the mobile invasion is expected to begin in April of 2005 through leading carriers nationwide,” said Jeff Nuzzi, who, when not busy saving the world, oversees global marketing for THQ Wireless. “We’re expecting the Aliens to send their most horrifying homosapien vaporizer, ‘Cryptosprodium-137’, also known as Crypto, to immediately infiltrate earthling’s favorite form of entertainment on the go - the mobile game!”
This innocent-looking extraterrestrial is armed, dangerous and ready to Destroy All Humans! with 13 hostile missions and two gameplay modes in order to accomplish world domination through wireless devices. Aside from protecting their brain stems, citizens of Earth should also be warned that Crypto is expected to further infiltrate cell phones by replacing civilian ringtones with his evil laugh and trademark taunts in the form of authentic Alien voice ringers and wallpapers.
Earthlings can join in the hysteria by text messaging ALIEN to 69847(MYTHQ) to receive the latest invasion news, cheat codes, and opportunity to download exclusive content like ringtones and wallpapers.
THQ Wireless will be announcing more details regarding the conspiracy to “Destroy All Humans!” throughout the next few months as they are uncovered.
About THQ Wireless:
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 Calabasas, 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.
THQ Inc. is a leading, worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software for a variety of hardware platforms including those manufactured by Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc., Nintendo and Microsoft as well as PC CD-ROM and wireless devices. The THQ web site is located at www.thq.com. THQ, THQ Wireless and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.
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