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Red Faction Goes Platinum

by Thomas on Feb. 27, 2002 @ 10:40 a.m. PST

THQ International Ltd, a subsidiary of THQ Inc. today announced its critically acclaimed Red Faction for PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, is to be republished as part of the launch line-up of the PS2 ‘Platinum’ collection across Europe.

The ‘Platinum’ collection will feature some of the best-selling games that have made maximum impact on the PlayStation 2. The Platinum republished edition Red Faction, will debut in the shops from 1st March, at £19.99.

The original Red Faction also this week received an award through the ELSPA (European Leisure Software Publisher’s Association) Volume Sales Award scheme. To date, Red Faction has sold through nearly 190,000 units in the UK alone (Source: ChartTrack), thus qualifying the game for the Silver award.

Ian Curran, Managing Director of THQ UK/Export, commented, “We are very proud of Red Faction’s exceptional achievements, particularly given the half-million PS2 installed base when the game was launched. With well over two million PS2’s out there in the UK now, the inclusion of this key title into the Platinum range will introduce many more gamers to this incredibly innovative title. With Red Faction 2 (working title) due for late 2002, the original’s reduced price point can only grow the potential for this exciting sequel, and crown jewel in our portfolio of internal brands.”

Red Faction 2 introduces a mass of new features and improvements, based around a gripping storyline. Players will have to complete multiple mission objectives, using an arsenal of weapons and other items. Red Faction 2 will also allow players to utilise different vehicles and fight alongside elite squad members each with their own attack attributes. Redefined graphics, an auto-save function, enhanced enemy AI and dynamic environments will also be featured in Red Faction 2. New additions to the game’s multi-player action will include four-player split screen, customisable computer opponents, and new game modes.

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This press release contains statements that are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about THQ’s business based, in part, on assumptions made by its management. These statements are not guarantees of THQ’s future performance and involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in such forward-looking statements due to numerous factors, including, but not limited to, those described above and the following: changes in demand for THQ’s products, product mix, the timing of customer orders and deliveries, the impact of competitive products and pricing and difficulties encountered in the integration of acquired businesses. In addition, such statements could be affected by growth rates and market conditions relating to the interactive software industry and general domestic and international economic conditions. Specific information concerning these and other such factors is contained in THQ’s registration statement on Form S-3 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on January 22, 2002. A copy of this filing may be obtained by contacting THQ or the SEC. The forward-looking statements contained herein speak only as of the date on which they are made, and THQ does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release.

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