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'Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick' (PS2/XB)

by Thomas on May 21, 2002 @ 3:43 p.m. PDT

THQ Inc. today unveiled the next game in its "Evil Dead" franchise at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles. "Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick" is based on the "Evil Dead" movie trilogy that earned a cult following among millions of horror fans. "Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick" is developed by VIS Interactive and will be available for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system and the Xbox video game system from Microsoft in early 2003.

TTHQ Unveils "Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick" At Electronic Entertainment Expo New Game Based on Cult Horror Film Coming to PlayStation 2 and Xbox in 2003

Bruce Campbell, Star of the "Evil Dead" Trilogy, to Appear at THQ Booth on Friday, May 24

Bruce Campbell, the star of the "Evil Dead" trilogy and voice of Ash in "Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick," will be appearing at the THQ booth (Petree Hall #4001) on Friday, May 24 from 11 AM - 12:30 PM for autograph signings and photos.

"Collaborating with THQ on the development of 'Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick' has been a great experience," said Bruce Campbell. "The 'Evil Dead' universe translates perfectly to a compelling interactive experience so fans can look forward to destroying hordes of Deadites on their PlayStation 2 and Xbox."

"'Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick' will continue the storyline of the classic 'Evil Dead' trilogy while offering non-stop action complete with Ash's signature humor," said Michael Rubinelli, vice president of product development, THQ. "With more than fifty characters onscreen at one time, 'Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick' truly captures the feel and experience of the 'Evil Dead' movies."

About "Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick"

Developed with the full support of creators Sam Raimi, Robert Tapert, and Bruce Campbell, "Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick" allows players to assume the role of Ash, the chainsaw-armed hero from the "Evil Dead" trilogy. Players will fend off hordes of Deadites with several weapons including the shovel, gatling gun, shotgun and chainsaw. Massive game environments include all new "Evil Dead" locations as players attempt to save the town of Dearborn from the influence of the Necromonicon ex Mortis -- the Book of the Dead. "Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick" mixes the comedy and fun of a campy horror movie with intense combat missions for the most complete "Evil Dead" game yet.

About Renaissance Pictures

Renaissance Pictures was formed in 1979 by Sam Raimi, Robert Tapert and Bruce Campbell. Sam Raimi's directorial highlights include the 1998 Academy Award nominee "A Simple Plan" and "Spiderman." Renaissance Pictures also produces the popular "Hercules" and "Xena" television shows as well as the recent "Jack of All Trades" starring Campbell.

About THQ

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

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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