CALABASAS HILLS, Calif., June 8, 2005 â€“ THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced the discovery of paranormal intergalactic music being transmitted from the far reaches of space. A team of Earthling engineers, including tastemaker DJ Jason Bentley (KCRW, Santa Monica and KROQ, Los Angeles) and cutting-edge Electronica artist Junkie XL, are decoding the frequencies at a feverish pace. Early developments have proven that the deciphered music instinctively cause uninhibited cases of dance and the need to generally shake one's booty.
Newly uncovered classified company memos shed light on some of the classic 50's songs being cross-pollinated and remixed, including "Sh-Boom" by The Crew Cuts, "Little Star" by The Elegants and "Lollipop" by The Chordettes, as well as remixed tracks by Junkie XL, Timo Maas featuring Kelis and Meat Beat Manifesto. In all, 16 tracks have been uncovered â€“ to be featured on a promotional soundtrack, marking the release of the Destroy All Humans! video game invading retailers nationwide June 21.
In addition, the Destroy All Humans! video game will feature an original score by renown Composer Garry Schyman. Destroy All Humans! will be available for the PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment system and XboxÂ® video game system from Microsoft at the suggested retail price of $49.99.
"Producing the Destroy All Humans! Soundtrack has been an amazing creative experience", said Soundtrack Producer Jason Bentley, "Remixing classic 50's songs by some of today's hottest DJs resulted in a unique blend of retro and modern. The artists took a lot of inspiration from the game â€“ creating a soundtrack that is relevant to the game, but also stands on it own."
For more information on the game and ability to download select tracks from the soundtrack â€“ visit www.destroyallhumansgame.com. In addition, THQ Wireless is launching a Destroy All Humans! mobile suite of products, including a mobile game, voice ringers and wallpapers. Content is expected to also be available through the above-mentioned Web site.
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