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World of Zoo Hits Retail!

THQ Goes Wild as Its New Intellectual Property World of Zoo Hits Retail Stores for Wii, Nintendo DS and Windows PC

Game Creates a Virtual Playground with Nearly 100 Exotic Animals, a Unique Animal Creator Tool and Educational Facts Provided by National Geographic

AGOURA HILLS, Calif.–THQ Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI) today announced its new, original intellectual property, World of Zoo has shipped to all major retailers nationwide for Wii, Nintendo DS and Windows PC. World of Zoo opens the creativity gates for kids and animal lovers of all ages and encourages them to explore the zoo in ways they have only imagined, from caring for their favorite wild animals, to creating their very own exhibits and learning about each animal through educational fun facts provided by National Geographic. World of Zoo is rated E for everyone and is available at the suggested retail prices of $39.99 (Wii), $29.99 (DS) and $19.99 (Windows PC).

“What truly sets World of Zoo apart is the incredible hands-on interactions you have with the world`s most amazing animals, combined with a variety of tools that lets players create and customize their own unique animals and zoo environments,” said Randy Shoemaker, vice president, global brand management at THQ. “Players will discover their animal`s favorite foods, activities and behaviors, all the while learning interesting information about each one. The National Geographic fun facts are something that animal lovers of all ages will enjoy and parents will appreciate.”

About World of Zoo
World of Zoo is a family-friendly game that will open the gates for gamers to care for and play with their favorite wild animals. With nearly 100 animals to tend to, players will have ample opportunities to engage with all types of species. The Animal Creator feature will allow players to create an unlimited number of animals and be able to customize each one. Players can also learn about their animals through fun animal facts provided by National Geographic. Each animal is completely unique with different personalities and behaviors. It will be up to the player to determine ways to gain their trust and keep their animals happy, ultimately earning a Magic Moment from their animal.

World of Zoo was developed by Blue Fang, creator of the highly successful Zoo Tycoon series. For more information on this game, please visit www.worldofzoo.com. Information on the rest of THQ`s line-up of family-friendly titles is also available on www.playthq.com.

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