Ship Date Set for Red Faction

 

FOR
IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Reilly
Brennan THQ/Media Relations 818/ 871-5119

Mary
Nelson Garrett THQ/Investor Relations 818/ 871-5090

 

THQ’S
RED FACTION SET FOR THE ULTIMATE BREAKTHROUGH ON PLAYSTATION 2

 

Highly
Anticipated Action Thriller Scheduled To Ship On May 22

 

CALABASAS
HILLS, Calif., – April 18, 2001 – THQ Inc. (NASDAQ NMS: THQI) announced today
that development on it’s highly anticipated action title, Red Faction™ for
the PlayStation® 2 computer entertainment system has been completed. Red
Faction is scheduled to release on May 22, 2001 for a suggested retail price
of $49.95. Created by THQ subsidiary, Volition Inc., Red Faction literally
breaks through the established mold for first-person action games with its
revolutionary Geo-Mod™ technology. For the first time ever in the history of
videogames, players will be able to alter, deform and outright destroy the
game environment in real-time.

 

Red
Faction and the Geo-Mod engine have been receiving high praise from both the
videogame community and the mainstream press:

“…acts
as a huge step in the evolution of videogames.” – GamePro

 

“One
of the top 15 most anticipated games of 2001. Red Faction is shaping up to be
the forerunner in a long overdue first person shooter revolution.” – CNN.com

 

“…this
is one of the few PlayStation 2 games that truly makes me cringe, grit my
teeth, and actually ache for want of playing it. It’ll certainly change the
way gamers see and play first-person shooters in the near future.” – IGN

 

“Red
Faction continues THQ’s goal of bringing new, completely original titles to
next generation console systems,” stated Brian Farrell, president and CEO,
THQ. “The revolutionary technology and engaging story line will help
redefine the action genre on PlayStation 2.”

 

“Red
Faction brings a whole new level of innovation and interactivity to
videogames,” stated Mike Kulas, president, Volition, Inc. “Now gamers are
finally able to do something they have always wanted-alter and destroy the
actual game play environment.”

 

About
Red Faction 

In
Red Faction, players become immersed in a captivating rebellion on the hostile
surface of Mars as they battle for freedom against the evil Ultor Corporation.
The game features a sophisticated physics engine, five fully controllable
vehicles, intense graphics, and a variety of unique natural environments. Red
Faction is one of the most advanced and innovative action games of all time
thanks to the revolutionary Geo-Mod engine that allows players to fully alter
and destroy the game environment. For more information about Red Faction,
please visit www.redfaction.com.

 

About
THQ 

THQ
Inc. develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software
worldwide for a variety of hardware platforms including PC CD-ROM, and those
manufactured by Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo. The THQ web site is located at www.thq.com.

 

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specifically set forth in our most recent form 8-K filed on November 13, 2000.

 

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