Your Last Days Begin as Darksiders Ships to Retail Outlets Worldwide
Company: THQ
AGOURA HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI - News) today announced the release of DarksidersTM, the critically acclaimed action-adventure game, set on Earth one hundred years after the apocalypse brings about the premature end of humanity. Developed by THQ’s internal development studio Vigil Games, Darksiders gives players control of War, one of the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse, as he explores a demon-ravaged world and battles heaven and hell in an epic quest for vengeance and vindication. Darksiders is now available at retail outlets nationwide for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system™ for a suggested retail price of $59.99.

“THQ is starting 2010 off right, delivering yet another triple-A core title with Vigil Games’ highly anticipated Darksiders,” said Danny Bilson, Executive Vice President, THQ Core Games. “Darksiders turns action-adventure gaming on its head, providing the quality and variety this genre has been waiting for.”

“Darksiders offers tons of action, huge environments to explore and an epic storyline that literally determines the fate of heaven and hell,” said David Adams, General Manager, Vigil Games. “We seamlessly combined gameplay elements from multiple genres to create a cohesive, unique and compelling gameplay experience.”

Darksiders is already receiving critical acclaim worldwide as a “must have” title for 2010:

“One of the most visually refined, immersive and altogether robust video game experiences available on any system”
- Play Magazine (US), 10 out of 10

“The chances of those other much-delayed triple-As living up to this level of quality are seriously doubtful.”
- 360 Gamer (UK), 9 out of 10, Gold Award

“Darksiders has trampled my expectations and is a very early contender for action-RPG of the year. Saddle up people.”
- Game Informer (AUS), 9 out of 10

About Darksiders
Deceived by the forces of evil into prematurely bringing about the end of mankind, WAR – the first Horseman of the Apocalypse – must return to Earth to search for the truth and punish those responsible. War must take on the forces of Heaven and Hell, forge uneasy alliances with the very demons he hunts, and journey across the ravaged remains of the Earth on his quest for vengeance. Players harness the apocalyptic power of War, combining brutal attacks and supernatural abilities to decimate enemies who stand in his way. With an extreme arsenal of weapons, War blazes a trail of destruction, and emerges even more deadly atop Ruin, War’s fiery phantom steed. Darksiders is now available for Xbox 360 and PlayStation®3. For more information, please visit

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 THQ, Vigil Games, Darksiders, and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.

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