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THQ and Blue Fang Games Announce Development Agreement

February 19, 2008

THQ and Blue Fang Games Announce Development Agreement

Creators of Zoo Tycoon Franchise to Develop New Property for Nintendo Wii and DS

THQ Inc. and Blue Fang Games today announced that they have entered into a development agreement for a brand new videogame property. The new property is in development for Nintendo’s Wii and DS systems, as well as Windows PC, and is scheduled for release in fiscal 2010. Blue Fang is most noted for its immensely successful Zoo Tycoon franchise, which continues to reach a broad audience of casual game players on the Nintendo DS game system.

“With sales in excess of seven million units worldwide, Blue Fang’s Zoo Tycoon franchise has served to expand the casual gaming demographic through its accessible, compelling gameplay,” said Scott Guthrie, executive vice president of publishing, THQ. “We’re confident that this new property will strongly appeal to the new generation of casual players on Nintendo Wii and DS.”

“THQ’s worldwide marketing and sales expertise, long history of strength on the Nintendo systems, and exceptional developer support make them the ideal partner for our new property,” said Hank Howie, president of Blue Fang Games. “We’ve had a very successful experience working with THQ on the DS versions of Zoo Tycoon, and we look forward to releasing the first details of our new game together with THQ later this year.”

Blue Fang’s Zoo Tycoon franchise has achieved more than seven million units in sales worldwide and boasts an award-winning legacy including recognition from the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, Children’s Software & New Media Revue, Scholastic Parent & Child, and Parents’ Choice.

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