Titan Quest Ships to Retail

THQ issued a press release earlier this morning announcing that Iron Lore's Titan Quest has officially shipped to retail stores worldwide.
Explore and Save Ancient Worlds! Titan Quest(TM) is Now Available for Windows PC

Players Re-write Ancient Mythology in the Ultimate Action RPG Experience

AGOURA HILLS, Calif., June 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- THQ Inc. (Nasdaq: THQI - News) today announced that Titan Quest(TM), the epic and immersive action Role-Playing Game (RPG) developed by Brian Sullivan's (co-creator of Age of Empires) Iron Lore Entertainment, has shipped to retail outlets worldwide. Lauded for its next-generation graphics and original story penned by Braveheart screenwriter Randall Wallace, Titan Quest is available exclusively for Windows PC at a suggested retail price of $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 Brian Sullivan, lead designer and president, Iron Lore Entertainment. "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, senior vice president, 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."

Titan Quest has already received accolades from the top enthusiast press around the world, including:

* Game Informer (United States): "Easily the best-looking action/RPG around." -- Review Score: 8.25 / 10

* IGN.com (United States): "A propulsive experience that's very easy on the eyes." -- Review Score: 8.1 / 10

* PC Powerplay (Germany): "More beautiful, more lively, better than Diablo and Sacred! Addiction factor unrivaled." -- Review Score: 91%

* PC Zone (United Kingdom): "Admire the fantastic visuals ... this is a pure action RPG with huge production values." -- Review score: 81%

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. With 28 unique class combinations, randomized monsters and loot, and three difficulty levels (normal, legendary and epic), players can look forward to hours and hours of innovative and engaging gameplay. 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 (http://titanquestvault.ign.com).

About Iron Lore Entertainment

Iron Lore Entertainment 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. The studio's first title, Titan Quest, is an action-RPG for Windows PC now available in stores. Additional information about Iron Lore can be found at www.ironlore.com.

About THQ

THQ Inc. (Nasdaq: THQI - News) 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 about THQ and its products may be found at www.thq.com and www.thqwireless.com. THQ, THQ Wireless, Titan Quest and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.