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New Finding Nemo Game Dives Onto Nintendo DS

THQ Inc. announced the release of FINDING NEMO: ESCAPE TO THE BIG BLUE for Nintendo DS.

The original FINDING NEMO videogame, which launched May 2003, has earned best-seller status as a "Greatest Hit" on Sony PlayStation 2, a "Platinum Family Hit" on Microsoft Xbox and a "Players Choice" on Nintendo Game Cube. In addition, THQ has shipped more than seven million units across multiple platforms in more than 40 international territories.

"The FINDING NEMO videogames have been a tremendous hit for THQ at retail, illustrating the success the company has had in working with both Disney and Pixar," said John Ardell, director of global brand marketing, THQ. "THQ is thrilled to offer a new handheld experience with FINDING NEMO: ESCAPE TO THE BIG BLUE on Nintendo DS, extending the FINDING NEMO franchise for both fans of the film and video games."

After years of aquarium life, the Tank Gang is finally ready to make a daring break for the deep blue sea. The beloved characters from the film including Nemo, Marlin and Dory lend a helping fin as their briny buddies dive deep into the unknown on an incredible journey to find a brand new home in the coral reef. The game utilizes the Nintendo DS touch screen to take players on an adventure through more than 20 mini-games. Players will also be able to utilize the Nintendo DS microphone and wireless capabilities for multiplayer mode.

Pixar Animation Studios has created six of the most successful and beloved animated films of all time: TOY STORY, A BUG'S LIFE, TOY STORY 2, MONSTERS, INC., FINDING NEMO and THE INCREDIBLES. Pixar has won 20 Academy Awards and its six films have grossed more than $3.2 billion at the worldwide box office to date. The Northern California studio will release its next film, CARS, on June 9, 2006.

Buena Vista Games, Inc. (BVG) is the interactive entertainment arm of The Walt Disney Co. BVG publishes, markets and distributes a broad portfolio of multi-platform videogames and interactive entertainment worldwide. The company also licenses properties and works directly with third-party interactive game publishers to bring products for all ages to market. For more information, log on to www.buenavistagames.com.

THQ Inc. is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. The company develops 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 may be found at www.thq.com and www.thqwireless.com.

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