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THQ Races MotoGP, Gets Juiced on PSP & Launches Titan Quest

THQ Inc. has released three new games, including MOTOGP '06 for Xbox 360, JUICED: ELIMINATOR for PSP and TITAN QUEST for PC.

Developed by Climax, MOTOGP '06 is rated "E" for Everyone and is available worldwide for $59.99.

"The enthusiasm that both consumers and press have shown for MotoGP '06 to date has been incredible," said Michael Pattison, director of global brand management and European marketing, THQ Inc. "Featuring officially-licensed MotoGP tracks, bikes and riders from the 2005 and 2006 seasons; the ever-popular 'Extreme' street racing mode; as well as blistering 16-player races across Xbox Live, MotoGP '06 is a cutting-edge racer that totally redefines 'realism' in videogames."

Visit www.motogpthegame.com for the latest information on the game.

Developed internally by Juice Games, JUICED: ELIMINATOR brings street racing to the PSP, taking advantage of the console's wireless functionality to offer multiplayer games and pink-slip racing. JUICED: ELIMINATOR is rated "E" for Everyone and is available for $39.99.

"JUICED: ELIMINATOR represents the growth and evolution of a successful, established brand that has shipped more than 1.5 million units worldwide to date," said Pattison. "This latest iteration not only offers more cars, tracks, modifications and all-new multiplayer capabilities, but has also been infused with innovation to create a product designed specifically for the handheld market."

JUICED: ELIMINATOR allows gamers to create their own wireless crews and challenge rival teams online in all-new Eliminator, Relay Race and 'pink slip' multiplayer modes, utilizing the latest ad hoc PSP functionality. The game features all new tracks, cars, crews and customization options.

Visit www.juiced-racing.com for more info.

TITAN QUEST is an immersive action role-playing game (RPG) developed by Brian Sullivan's (co-creator of AGE OF EMPIRES) Iron Lore Ent. With an original story penned by BRAVEHEART screenwriter Randall Wallace, TITAN QUEST is available exclusively for Windows PC for $49.99.

"As huge fans of the action RPG genre, there was no question as to what Iron Lore's first project as a team would be," said Sullivan. "We are thrilled that after four years in development, our vision of the ultimate RPG experience is now releasing worldwide."

"Our goal with all new properties is to innovate and raise the bar for the hardcore gamer and the team at Iron Lore has really delivered with Titan Quest," said Steve Dauterman, svp, product development, THQ. "Gamers looking for fast action, hack and slash, addictive gameplay can find it here in the most graphically impressive game in the genre."

In TITAN QUEST, players will save humanity from terrifying monsters, mythical beasts and the mighty Titans who have escaped their eternal prisons. This transcontinental journey will take gamers through the treacherous and exotic lands of Greece, Egypt and Asia, questing in fabled locations such as the Parthenon, the Great Pyramids and the Great Wall of China. The game features 28 unique class combinations, randomized monsters and loot and three difficulty levels (normal, legendary and epic). Co-operative multiplayer is available for up to six players on a LAN or through the Internet.

Titan Quest is also shipping with a powerful world and quest editor that Iron Lore team members used to create the actual game. This will allow gamers to build large worlds that they can share online to play with the rest of the Titan Quest community at sites like Titan Quest Vault (titanquestvault.ign.com).

Dorna Sports is an international sports management, marketing and television company founded in 1988, with headquarters in Madrid, Spain, and branch offices in Barcelona, London and Tokyo. It has been the exclusive holder of all commercial and TV rights to MOTOGP since 1992 and is also involved in organizing the FIM World Supercross GP, the Spanish National Championship (CEV) and the British Superbike Championship. The official MotoGP website is located at www.motogp.com.

Founded in 1988 by Karl Jeffery, Climax Group Inc. has grown to become the world's leading independent videogame developer. Climax develops interactive games software for all major console platforms. The company works with major worldwide publishers such as Microsoft, SCEA, Buena Vista Games and THQ to create such hit titles as ATV OFFROAD FURY 3, SUDEKI and the MOTO GP series on Xbox and PC. Climax is headquartered in Los Angeles. Additional information is available at www.climaxgroup.com.

Juice Games, a wholly owned subsidiary of THQ Inc., is a U.K.-based console and handheld games developer. Founded in 2003, it employs more than 50 staff at its Warrington offices and was voted best New UK/European Studio in the 2005 Develop Industry Excellence Awards.

Iron Lore Ent. Ltd. is a high-quality developer of electronic entertainment software founded in 2000 by Brian Sullivan, co-creator of the AGE OF EMPIRES series of games. Additional information can be found at www.ironlore.com.

THQ Inc. 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 in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. More information may be found at www.thq.com and www.thqwireless.com.

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