THQ's Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet Swoops into North American Retail Stores Today

New Puzzles, Powers, ‘Squaddies’ and Villains Arrive Across Multiple Platforms to Thrill Super Fans of All Ages

AGOURA HILLS, Calif.--()--The legendary Marvel Super Hero Squad is back and ready to “Hero Up” in an all-new video game adventure for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the Wii™ and the Nintendo DS™ family of hand-held systems.

THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) announced that Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet, an all-new Marvel Super Hero Squad game, has landed on store shelves and is available for purchase today. For a limited time only, THQ is offering a free, exclusive downloadable pack inside every new copy of Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 systems. The downloadable pack – the Captain America Collection – commemorates the release of the game and features three new playable characters: Captain America, Bucky and Red Skull. It also offers new Heroic Feats, Achievements (Xbox 360) and Trophies (PlayStation 3 system) for each of those characters. Also available is a custom Super Hero Squad comic book inside copies of the game for Wii and Nintendo DS systems.

“This latest entry into our series of Marvel Super Hero Squad video games ramps up the action, adventure and puzzle solving gameplay on every level as it captures the fun of the popular animated series,” said Martin Good, Executive Vice President, Kids, Family, Casual Games, and Global Online Services. “The addition of free downloadable content and the comic book right at launch provides even greater value to fans, and adds significantly to the game’s overall experience.”

In Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet, players use the “Squaddies’” super powers and super smarts to battle Thanos and a cast of villains, including Doctor Doom, Nebula, and Loki, as they search for the lost Infinity Stones. Along the way they travel through deep space, solve tricky puzzles, acquire new powers, and gain new allies in their mission to defeat the intergalactic threat. In addition to the game’s exciting campaign mode, players can experience exciting challenge modes, compete in multiplayer “beat-em ups” and more!

Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet was developed by Griptonite Games. The game is rated E10+ for everyone 10 and older and is available starting today on North American store shelves for the suggested retail prices of $39.99 (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system and Wii) and $29.99 (Nintendo DS).

About Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet

Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet continues the excitement of the original Marvel Super Hero Squad with an all-new storyline that follows Season 2 of the Cartoon Network hit animated TV series. Players can “Hero Up” with friends in cooperative play and master the unique Factor Power of each of the Marvel heroes in three game modes: Story Mode, Freeplay Mode and Challenge Mode. The game also boasts a brand new puzzle component, in which players utilize the characters’ unique abilities to move or destroy objects; traverse through certain environments; and summon their unique strengths to overcome obstacles. With new adventures, tricky puzzles, an expanded selection of Marvel Super Hero Squad members to unlock and play, Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet is set to thrill gamers from here to Super Hero City.

Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet can also be found on:

Website: http://marvelshsgame.marvel.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MarvelSuperHeroSquad

About Marvel Entertainment

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information, visit www.marvel.com.

About THQ

THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) 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 and the THQ logo 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 Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet 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, 2010, 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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Contacts

THQ/ Public Relations
Joy Fox
818-871-5188
joy.fox@thq.com
or
THQ/ Investor Relations
Julie MacMedan
818-871-5125
jmacmedan@thq.com

Release Summary

THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) announced that Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet, an all-new Marvel Super Hero Squad game, has landed on store shelves and is available for purchase today.

Contacts

THQ/ Public Relations
Joy Fox
818-871-5188
joy.fox@thq.com
or
THQ/ Investor Relations
Julie MacMedan
818-871-5125
jmacmedan@thq.com