AGOURA HILLS, Calif. - December 17, 2007 - THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced MX vs ATV Untamed is now shipping to major retailers throughout North America, setting a new standard in off-road racing action with all-new event types, an innovative X-Cross career mode and massive open worlds for players to explore and compete in. The largest cross-platform release in franchise history brings MX vs ATV Untamed to the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION3 and PlayStation2 computer entertainment systems, PSP (PlayStationPortable) system, Nintendo DS and mobile devices across all major wireless carriers. The game is also scheduled to be released on the Wii home video game system in early 2008, utilizing the motion-sensitive controls to create an unprecedented interactive racing experience. MX vs ATV Untamed is rated "E" for everyone and is available for the suggested retail prices of $59.99 (Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 system), $39.99 (PlayStation 2 system, PSP system) and $29.99 (Nintendo DS).
"MX vs ATV Untamed has extremely broad consumer appeal, making it a must-have for core gamers, off-road racing fans and casual gamers," said Dave Miller, director of global brand management, THQ. "Its vast open worlds, all-new event types and innovative career modes translate into the deepest off-road gaming experience to date and will help build on the franchise's position as the world's best selling off-road brand."
"MX vs ATV Untamed is a tribute to Rainbow Studios' ability to innovate with each new title and continuously develop triple-A, million-unit selling properties in a very competitive genre," said Jack Sorenson, executive vice president of worldwide studios, THQ. "Their Rhythm Racing physics engine has proved adaptable across all platforms and contributed to everything from huge, beautiful next-gen open worlds to one-of-a-kind Wii racing functionality to extremely entertaining handheld game-play."
About MX vs ATV Untamed
MX vs ATV Untamed brings Rainbow Studios' legendary Rhythm Racing physics engine to the Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 system, Wii and Nintendo DS for the first time as players battle to own the off-road. Rainbow Studios' critically acclaimed physics have been supercharged with all-new improvements for next-gen action, featuring throttle based power-slides, near upside down whips and new scrubs at full speed, giving players more control than ever before while keeping the smooth, authentic feel not found in any other racing game. Players will compete in new event types, race with all-new vehicles and experience the ultimate X-Cross career mode, where they must conquer all eight vehicles, including the new ORV Sport. The largest, most detailed racing worlds to date will showcase all-new modes and event types, pitting racers against oversized logs, rocks, water pits and more in EnduroCross and let players tear through treacherous trails with all the machines competing against each other in Opencross. Stadium-based Supercross racing returns, with all the top Motocross and ATV professional riders, and the entire game will be available online. The franchise's largest cross-platform launch to date will also feature versions for PlayStation 2 system and PSP system.
For more information about MX vs ATV Untamed, please visit the game's official website at www.mxvsatv.com.
About THQ Inc.
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, Rainbow Studios, Mx vs. ATV Untamed, Rhythm Racing and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.