-- "WWE(TM) SmackDown!(TM) Shut Your Mouth(TM)" Named to PlayDate Top Retail List, "Red Faction(R) II" Developer Receives "Best Developer Award," and "MotoGP" Races Into Online Play
-- Nielsen Top-Ranked Kids Programs -- "SpongeBob SquarePants," "Fairly OddParents" -- and Other Nickelodeon TV and Movie Favorites Lead Colorful Cast of Kids' Properties
"Red Faction II" -- The sequel to one of the best-selling and most critically acclaimed original PlayStation 2 game franchises of 2001 and hailed by Electronic Gaming Monthly as "addictive, seat-of-your-pants, adrenaline pumping action." "Red Faction II" features an enhanced Geo-Mod(TM) engine that allows players to strategically alter and destroy the game environment in real-time, as well as new multi-player options and an engaging storyline on PlayStation 2. Developer of "Red Faction II," Volition(R), a THQ subsidiary, was named "Developer of the Year" by Game Informer Magazine.
"WWE SmackDown! Shut Your Mouth" -- Included in PlayDate's retail survey of holiday's top ten sellers, this fourth edition of the hugely popular "SmackDown" series offers jaw-dropping pro-wrestling action with an engaging story mode and more than 55 World Wrestling Entertainment superstars.
"MotoGP" -- The world's fastest, most advanced form of motorcycle racing is now available online with Xbox(TM) Live from Microsoft. Players can experience real-time head-to-head thrills with 16 other Xbox Live players on three separate courses and trash talk with the three closest riders using the Xbox Communicator.
"Nickelodeon" -- Kids of all ages can jump into interactive adventures based on Nickelodeon family favorites -- chart-topping TV shows and popular animated films ranging from "SpongeBob SquarePants(TM): Revenge of the Flying Dutchman" for PlayStation(R) 2, to "Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius" for Nintendo GameCube, to "Rocket Power: Beach Bandits" for Game Boy Advance. With nearly 20 Nickelodeon interactive adventures scheduled to release this holiday season, THQ developed Nick Prize Points, a unique web-based rewards program to reward Nickelodeon videogame consumers, now live at www.thqnickprizepoints.com.
"Hot Wheels(TM) Velocity X" -- Featuring more than 30 authentic 3D rendered Hot Wheels(R) cars and huge levels set in a destructible Hot Wheels(TM) world, this high speed, mission-based racing adventure is inspired by the attitude of Hot Wheels(R) and the pure excitement of core combat racing for nearly every videogame platform available.
"THQ Wireless" -- THQ has partnered with Motorola, Sprint, Sony/Ericsson in the United States and Orange in the U.K. to provide videogame content to gamers on the go. Featured games for holiday include "WWE Mobile Madness Cage" and Hardcore Editions, "MotoGP," "Major League Baseball: Home Run Derby" and games based on the Seventeen Magazine Brand.
THQ titles are available at major retail outlets nationwide. For more information on THQ's complete holiday line-up, visit THQ online: http://www.thq.com.