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THQ'S Cars, Based on the Film From Disney*Pixar, Races to Xbox 360(TM) in Time for the Holiday DVD Movie Launch

Next-Gen Edition Follows the Success of the Summer's Best-Selling, Cross-Platform Release


AGOURA HILLS, Calif., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced the release of Disney*Pixar's Cars for the Xbox 360(TM) video and game entertainment system from Microsoft. This new release follows the launch of this past summer's blockbuster cross-platform launch for the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system, Xbox(R) video and game entertainment system from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCube(TM), Game Boy(R) Advance, Nintendo DS(TM), PSP(R) (PlayStation(R)Portable) system, Windows PC and Mac. The Xbox 360 version is now available nationwide for a suggested retail price of $49.99, releasing in conjunction with the Cars holiday DVD launch on November 7.
"With the Cars video game having already shipped more than four million units worldwide, we're excited to make the leap to the next-generation systems in order to offer more gamers a way to experience this popular interactive racing adventure," said John Ardell, director of global brand marketing, THQ. "Our record sales numbers to date are a tremendous achievement; Cars is on-track to become the top selling kids game of 2006."

Cars is also scheduled to release for Nintendo's highly anticipated Nintendo Wii(TM) home video console on November 13.

About the Disney*Pixar's Cars Video Game

The Cars video game is a high performance interactive experience in the open world created in the film, challenging players to relive the excitement created by Lightning McQueen and his friends. Fans will re-discover unique characters and environments inspired by the film with more than 10 playable characters and 30 races and minigames to choose from. With enhanced graphics, the Xbox 360 version features a fully immersive re-creation of all major environments that fans of the film have come to love, including Radiator Springs and Ornament Valley, which will offer distinctive racing experiences to players while maintaining the artistic style of the film. Cars for Xbox 360 was developed by the critically acclaimed video game developer, Rainbow Studios.