THQ Ships Ground-Breaking Open-World Shooter Red Faction: Guerrilla
Company: THQ
AGOURA HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--THQ Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI - News) and Volition, Inc.® today announced the release of the highly anticipated, destruction-based shooter Red Faction®: Guerrilla™, now available worldwide for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system. Powered by the Geo-Mod™ 2.0 destruction engine, Red Faction: Guerrilla is a 3rd person, open-world shooter, featuring realistic, physics-based destruction, a story-driven single-player campaign and a massive suite of innovative multiplayer options. Developed by THQ internal studio Volition, Inc., Red Faction: Guerrilla is now available for the suggested retail price of $59.99.

“Red Faction: Guerrilla combines true physics-based destruction with open-world game-play to give players an experience like nothing they’ve played before,” said Kevin Kraff, vice president of worldwide marketing, THQ. “Volition has delivered an extremely innovative product that takes the open-world genre in a new direction and we’ve seen that reflected in the strong review scores worldwide.”

“Red Faction: Guerrilla was developed using Volition’s proprietary Geo-Mod 2.0 physics engine, resulting in the most realistic and dynamic destruction ever seen in a video game,” said Mike Kulas, vice president, product development and general manager, Volition, Inc. “The destruction system results in endless game-play possibilities across both the single-player campaign and extensive multiplayer modes.”

Red Faction: Guerrilla has earned critical acclaim from leading gaming enthusiast press worldwide:

“Red Faction: Guerrilla delivers on its promise of destruction, and offers an experience unlike anything else out there.” – 9 out of 10 - Game of the Month
- Game Informer (US)

“Guerrilla is the best summer blockbuster of this generation, filled to the brim with gaming superlatives.” – 93%
- Xbox World 360 (UK)

“A true Gem” – 9 out of 10 - Editors Choice
- Official PlayStation Magazine (Australia)

About Red Faction: Guerrilla
Red Faction: Guerrilla is a 3rd person, open-world shooter set on Mars, 50 years after the events of the original Red Faction®. Players take on the role of freedom fighter Alec Mason, with the newly re-established Red Faction movement, as they battle for liberation from the oppressive Earth Defense Force (EDF). Throughout their fight for freedom, players can carve their own path, wreaking havoc across the vast, open-world environment of Mars, from the desolate mining outpost of Parker to the gleaming EDF capital city of Eos. Utilizing improvised weapons, explosives and re-purposed mining equipment and vehicles, Red Faction: Guerrilla allows players to tear through fully destructible environments in a Martian landscape swarming with EDF forces, Red Faction resistance fighters, and the downtrodden settlers caught in the cross-fire. Red Faction: Guerrilla features a robust multiplayer experience, including several modes focused on destruction-based game-play.

About THQ
THQ Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI - News) 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, Volition, Inc., Red Faction: Guerrilla, Red Faction, Geo-Mod and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.

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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 Red Faction: Guerrilla video game, 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.
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