THQ Ships GT Advance Racing for GBA

 

FOR
IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Kathy
Mendoza THQ/Media Relations 818/871-5059

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

 

THQ
SHIPS GT ADVANCE CHAMPIONSHIP RACING FOR GAME BOY ADVANCE

 

Most
Realistic Racing Game to Debut with Hardware Launch

 

CALABASAS
HILLS, Calif. – June 5, 2001 – THQ Inc. (NASDAQ NMS: THQI) today announced the
release of GT Advance Championship Racing for Nintendo’s highly anticipated
Game Boy® Advance system. GT Advance Championship Racing for Game Boy Advance
has already gained critical acclaim as a realistic, fun and intense racing
game featuring authentic cars from top manufacturers. Developed by MTO, Co.
Ltd. in Japan, GT Advance Championship Racing for Game Boy Advance will be
available at retail outlets nationwide on June 11, with the launch of the Game
Boy Advance hardware.

“THQ
is a strong supporter of Nintendo’s handheld systems and plans to extend our
#1 third party Game Boy Color publisher position to the highly anticipated
Game Boy Advance,” said Alison Locke, executive vice president, North
American Publishing, THQ. “We currently have more than 15 games in
development and are thrilled to have such a strong title available day and
date with the hardware launch.”

 

True
gamers are giving GT Advance Championship Racing for Game Boy Advance high
praise from within the videogame community:

“…most
impressive real-world handheld racing game available!” -IGNPocket.com

“There’s
never been a handheld racing game like GT for pure racing fun.” -Nintendo
Power

“…is
a must-buy for racing fans.” -Electronic Gaming Monthly

 

GT
Advance Championship Racing for Game Boy Advance features more than 40
authentic cars with parts that can be upgraded from eight top car
manufacturers including Honda, Mazda and Mitsubishi. As players progress, they
can unlock cars with varying acceleration, top speeds and overall handling in
order to master the 32 tracks. GT Advance Championship Racing also allows
players to race head-to-head with friends using the Game Boy Advance link
cable.

 

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

 

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