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Guy
Tuesday, 31st January 2006, 11:40
Shamelessly plugging my own press release here:


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Guy Cunis
Global PR Manager
+44 1483 767 656
guy.cunis@thq.com

Julie MacMedan
THQ/Investor Relations
818/871-5095
investor@thq.com

THQ AND RELIC ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCE NEW EXPANSION FOR DAWN OF WAR

Latest Add-On Pack Assigns Two New Races To Combat Duty

AGOURA HILLS, CA, January 30, 2006 – THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) and internal development studio Relic Entertainment today announced a second expansion pack to their award-winning real-time strategy hit Warhammer® 40,000: Dawn of War™. The add-on will include all-new explosive Dawn of War single player action, new multiplayer content and two new playable races including the technologically devastating Tau, bringing the total number of playable races in Dawn of War to an unprecedented seven.
"We’re extremely proud of the world-wide critical acclaim that the million-unit-selling Dawn of War franchise has received to-date," said Ron Moravek, general manager, Relic Entertainment. "With this latest expansion, we’ve taken feedback from the players to create a powerful, action-orientated single- and multiplayer experience that is enriched by the quality and depth of the Warhammer 40,000 universe. Dawn of War will be forever reforged for the Greater Good!"
Set in Games Workshop’s Warhammer 40,000 universe, where armies of futuristic warriors, fighting machines and hordes of implacable aliens wage constant war, the game is expected to release in fall 2006. For more information on Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War, please visit www.dawnofwargame.com.

About Games Workshop
Games Workshop is the world's largest tabletop wargames company. Based in Nottingham, UK, it designs, manufactures and distributes its range of Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 games, miniature soldiers, novels, collectible card games and resin models through more than 330 of its own Hobby centers, mail order, Internet and independent retail channels in more than 50 countries worldwide. Further details on the company can be obtained at www.games-workshop.com. Games Workshop, Warhammer, Warhammer 40,000, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War: Winter Assault and all images, races and characters from the Warhammer 40,000 universe are either ®, TM and/or ©,Games Workshop Ltd 2000-2006, variably registered in the UK and other countries around the world. All rights reserved.


About Relic
Founded in 1997 and acquired by THQ in 2004, Relic Entertainment is a leader in the development of innovative real-time strategy games for the PC. Relic's first title, "Homeworld" (1999), was received to widespread acclaim, garnering several "Game of the Year" and "Strategy Game of the Year" awards from major industry publications including PC Gamer and Computer Gaming World. Since then, Relic has released "Homeworld: Cataclysm" (2000, co-developed with Barking Dog Studios), "Impossible Creatures" (2003), and "Homeworld 2" (2003). The studio's most recent releases, "Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War" (2004) and “Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War: Winter Assault”, have won numerous accolades including "Strategy Game of the Year" from Computer Gaming World. Today, Relic is building on this legacy by developing multiple ground-breaking projects in the RTS genre.

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 and www.thqwireless.com. THQ, THQ Wireless, Relic Entertainment and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.

This press release may contain “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 features and release of the expansion pack to Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War, and are based upon management’s 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 economic, competitive and technological factors affecting the operations, markets, products, services and pricing of THQ. 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 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 and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal period ended March 31, 2005, and particularly the discussion of risk factors that may affect results of operations set forth therein. 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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I know I'm still a Total Whore fiend, but dammit DoW is a fuggin' fine game too :D

Daymare
Tuesday, 31st January 2006, 12:33
the first expansion sucked.. it fucked up the fine balance that was already there. Best of luck for the next one, ill prolly buy it cause im an addict :\

Flufball
Tuesday, 31st January 2006, 12:36
Eeeew Tau, horrible beings, put somthing decent in for a change.

How much of that is copied and pasted leo? (I.E. I assmue most of the usual filler around it is just a copy and paste job, or do you actualy have to re-write it all each time?) :p

Damn you by the way, damn you to hell :p.

Ludicrouse
Tuesday, 31st January 2006, 12:39
Guy Cunis
Global PR Manager
+44 1483 767 656
guy.cunis@thq.com

Julie MacMedan
THQ/Investor Relations
818/871-5095
investor@thq.com

You never told us your name was Julie :p

Wolf_Lord_Andy58th
Tuesday, 31st January 2006, 15:17
i want nids :(

Flufball
Tuesday, 31st January 2006, 15:55
Nids should have been the primary race, Tau seriously suck, as do Necrons, as do Black Templars as do most Games-Workshop "new" innovations. :p

I'm suprised Leo stuck his phone number on here, along with that of some other lady, particualy as its a Legion forum, I mean come on, he knows what people are like here doesn't he? :p

T10
Tuesday, 31st January 2006, 16:44
Yeah, Tau are just retarded. Anyone who uses Tau in either DoW or in the tabletop version is just some retarded, aging hippy.

James24
Tuesday, 31st January 2006, 17:42
Yeah, Tau are just retarded. Anyone who uses Tau in either DoW or in the tabletop version is just some retarded, aging hippy.


err,,, :D

Vasquez
Tuesday, 31st January 2006, 18:29
Tau suck.

I was always an ork and Imperial Guard man, myself.

Hovis
Tuesday, 31st January 2006, 19:07
I don't like the new races, but that's because GW have always been going down hill in my opinion. The old stuff was good. I don't keep track of the new stuff but the Tau just seem lame. Squats would have been good. Tyranids would have been awesome. Genestealers too. All sorts of good stuff to be had.

Space Marines still pwn all though. :(

T10
Tuesday, 31st January 2006, 20:17
I'm wondering how they're going to do Tau. Whether or not they'll get it balanced (along with the other sides) or if they'll make it godlike, with mega-ranged uber guns (sorry, describing vs, I'll start again) with mega-ranged pwnzor uber guns and some uber close combat weapons to go with it.

And James, why the commas? Trying to recreate my new song?

Ludicrouse
Tuesday, 31st January 2006, 20:21
Oh no! Mike33 has infected James,,,,,24,,,,,,m,,8s,,,,,

Vasquez
Tuesday, 31st January 2006, 21:58
Space Marines suck. Not because they're bad, but because EVERY 12 year old spends his Christmas money on boxes full of them, mashes them together with copious ammounts of poly cement (melting large parts of them in the process), drowns them in Blood Angel Red and declares that his army (which completely ignores every army construction system in existence) is the best ever and deserves a painting award.

Gorkamorka for the win. Leo, any chance of suggesting a Gorkamorka game to someone at GW/THQ? Eh? Nudge nudge?

Flufball
Tuesday, 31st January 2006, 22:10
Oooh GorkaMorka, Rebel Grotz for da win! Weez Da Fastest! etc etc :p

James24
Tuesday, 31st January 2006, 22:21
Oh no! Mike33 has infected James,,,,,24,,,,,,m,,8s,,,,,


i have right to spawn camp,,,?

T10
Tuesday, 31st January 2006, 23:55
I must resist the need to post my mike song. At least until it's ready for it's up- comm(a)ing release.

Hovis
Wednesday, 1st February 2006, 00:30
I quite like the Space Marines and Imperial Guard but I hope they look at the balance with the new addon.

Imperial Guard grenade launchers are insanely powerful and out range most defensive structures, which means they can flatten an orcy base without taking a hit, and Space Marines just pwn.

Wolf_Lord_Andy58th
Wednesday, 1st February 2006, 00:54
As you may be able to tell, im a space wolf man at heart, but imperial guard kick oh so much arse also.

tau are just to... over the top, rip off of anime, etc.

i would love a gorkamorka game (muties ftw), maybe rpgfps or something... or necromunda as a mmofps (how fecking awesome would that be!!)

then their is always the battlefleet gothic version of eve online...

Guy
Thursday, 2nd February 2006, 11:40
I'm suprised Leo stuck his phone number on here, along with that of some other lady, particualy as its a Legion forum, I mean come on, he knows what people are like here doesn't he? :p

It's the main switchboard, not my direct line you numpty - and you can find it easily enough on the net anyway :P

Ludicrouse
Thursday, 2nd February 2006, 11:42
It's the main switchboard, not my direct line you numpty - and you can find it easily enough on the net anyway :P


1-800-CALLMENOWFORNERDYPHONESEX?

Hovis
Thursday, 2nd February 2006, 11:43
It's the main switchboard, not my direct line you numpty - and you can find it easily enough on the net anyway :P

You got any review/preview code lying around? Bread loves a scoop.

Flufball
Thursday, 2nd February 2006, 17:17
It's the main switchboard, not my direct line you numpty - and you can find it easily enough on the net anyway :P

****, even so :p

A serious question if you're not on super-restrictive NDA mode.

The Voice Actors/Artists for the Tau, are they the sterotyped far east voices, or some sort of cheesy american voice over?

Guy
Thursday, 2nd February 2006, 18:48
No comment :P

Flufball
Friday, 3rd February 2006, 22:29
No comment :P

Grrr. Fine.

How extensive is your NDA, I.e. Is there anything you can tell us, such as "Ooh the 'nids are realy fun to play........ Opps"?